Healthy habits in recovery promote a mental strength which will carry an individual in sobriety through the ebbs and flows of life on life’s terms. Mental strength is the ability to manage challenging emotions and situations and is an important projection for success and happiness. The five suggestions listed here characterize the emotional intelligence, grit, […]
5 Habits that will Help in your Recovery
Alcoholism is a progressive disease. It is currently considered to be the nation’s third highest cause of death, but this might be misleading. Although end-stage alcoholism kills many (by liver failure, drunk driving, etc.), many more die of alcohol-related secondary causes that may not be reflected in the statistics. Most alcoholics will ignore the potential […]
Is the War on Drugs Obsolete?
(The following statistics are from the US; however, policies and their outcomes in the UK are in alignment with those of the US in this epic saga of unintended consequences.) According to the Drug Policy Alliance, The US spends over fifty-one billion dollars each year in the War on Drugs. Potential tax revenue if drugs […]
Educating Teens about Designer Drugs
“Designer drug” is a designation for new drugs—or analogs of known drugs—manufactured in such a way as to skirt the legal restrictions on their manufacture and sale. On the street, and by word of mouth, they are touted as superior in some way—ability to produce euphoria, duration of effect, etc.—to whatever drugs are current. They […]
A Deadly Game of One-Upmanship
Drinking games go back as far as ancient Greece and China. The games usually fall into one of a number of categories: Speed—how much alcohol can be consumed in a certain period of time (includes games such as beer bong, flippy cup, shotgunning, and boat races) Endurance—simple competitions to out-drink other players. Sometimes the goal […]
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