Friday, September 19, 2014

Bill defining drug addiction as a mental illness

This makes me sigh  and wonder...I don't really like this because to stop the illness one just has to stop using the chemicals..technically addiction (includes alcoholism) is a brain chemistry problem/ Most mental illness is just that, whacked out brain chemistry. But, this one is so easy to fix (easy in the sense of what to do, not easy to get the the afflicted to do it) and that is to stop using! I have mixed feelings although technically it is a mental illness. Read about it here--more and more states will in fact do this. and it might go federal.

Bill defining drug addiction as a mental illness passes N.J. Assembly committee | "People could be ordered by courts to participate in outpatient treatment if their drug addiction puts their lives or the lives of others in danger, under a bill approved by a state Assembly panel Thursday."

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Youngsters 'addicted to mobile phones' |

Hmmm..I remember when I was a kid--parents sent ballistic when we "hogged" the landline every day after school! Shouldn't we be grateful they have can "hog" the lines anymore? He he

But I say if they are addicted to that little black box--then put some good apps onit, like our Pocket Sponsor App for instance.

Youngsters 'addicted to mobile phones' | Mail Online: "The addiction of children to their mobile phones could threaten the very fabric of society, a study suggests.

Many teenagers are fanatical about being always available and are extremely uneasy if unable to contact their friends countless times each day."

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Friday, September 12, 2014

New program keeps children with parents fighting addiction

I have mixed feelings about this. I used to tell mothers to let their mom or sister or husband worry about the kids and they need to worry about recovery. Getting clean and sober is hard enough without having to change diapers. Sigh. On the other hand, worry about our kids doesn't help either. Its a tough one but i still think it takes everything you have to make it and little rug rats only divert us from ourmission--get well....

New program keeps children with parents fighting addiction - ""Parents suffering from an addiction often times can't or won't get the help they need because it requires being separated from their spouse and children," Heartland Family Service said."

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alcoholics Anonymous: Let’s drop the stigma -

Its such a shame that some people attack what works. Honestly I love AA--it is the best most open organization and it has saved so many people. When others just have to bash it (usually those who can't stay sober or are threatened in some way (say a husband doesn't want his wife sober because she might leave him) --they will say AA does more harm than good. Well, believe me--drunks and drunken mothers and fathers do a lot more harm than a group of people trying help each other ever did!

Gosh, lets celebrate the organization that has saved so many.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Let’s drop the stigma - Daily Courier: Life: "Alcoholics Anonymous just celebrated 79 years of bringing drowning alcoholics back to shore. Not only is AA a safe shore, but it’s a place where the most broken spirits may be revived, and even more so, they may begin to thrive unlike any time in their life before."

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids -

OK Mom and Dad--what do we do with this one?

Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids - "These are confusing times for middle and high school students, who for most of their young lives have been lectured about the perils of substance abuse, particularly marijuana. Now it seems that the adults in their lives have done an about-face.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and in Washington, and many other states have approved it for medical use. Lawmakers, the news media and even parents are debating the merits of full-scale legalization."

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"

I never heard of "Molly"--but if I had heard of it when I was 15 to 21, I would have wanted to try it. Why? Because it promises danger, excitement, something different to experiment with. And of course I wouldn't be one of the unlucky ones to die, I was bulletproof....they say "Molly" a slang term for ecstasy is purer--and safer. Drugs aren't safe and when they get popular, they are MORE likely to be cut with junk--stuff that will hurt and kill kids. And you--read about Molly here:

9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly" | NBC4 Washington: "Just a week ago, two young men -- a 17-year-old and a college student -- died after attending a music festival in Columbia, Maryland. As friends and families grieved, authorities said the two may have overdosed on a drug called "Molly"

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Sunday, August 10, 2014