Monday, July 30, 2012

How I Carried Out an Intervention

If you are considering an intervention, please be sure to use the check list in "Sober Coaching You toxic Teen" Workbook. It has everything you need! Then go to this site and read about what others did. Once that is done, come back and add your story and advice to otehrs. A great site!

How I Carried Out an Intervention: "When someone who has a serious problem with alcohol or drugs denies that they have a problem or denies that their behavior is effecting anyone else, sometimes confronting the person in a process known as an intervention will break through the denial. But that's not always the case. Sometimes the intervention can backfire, making the situation worse."

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Alcohol-Free Drinks - Recipes for Alcohol-Free Drinks and Punches

Lots of recipes for summer fun!

Alcohol-Free Drinks - Recipes for Alcohol-Free Drinks and Punches:

"Ginger Ale Mix
For large groups I combine ginger ale, pomegranite juice, pineapple, orange and cranberry. I sometimes add cherry juice also, garnish with star fruit, berries, lemons, limes or oranges. This has been a fool proof popular drink at our cookouts and parties for over 20 yrs
—Guest knot2oldyet
"Ginless Tonic"
I loved Gin & Tonics, especially in the hot summer. Now, I just squeeze one or two big wedges of fresh lime over ice in a glass, fill with tonic water. I swear, you won't miss the gin! i drink this every night. They've been a life-saver. very satisfying."

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The 10 Best Sober Living Cities | The Fix

The 10 Best Sober Living Cities | The Fix: ""Pulling a geographic" in early sobriety is generally discouraged, but if you're looking to leave behind people, places and things, The Fix recommends lighting out for these American cities–each with its own unique recovery community."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Study: Spanked Kids = Messed-Up Grownups

My brother is a big proponent of this, having written the book, "Stop Spanking Now." How do they figure that? 3 to 7% of mental disorders are "caused" by spanking? I don't even know what that means. they say we create addiction in our kids by spanking. I was spanked but I KNOW that did not cause addiction in me. It's a brain chemistry disorder--maybe it made me want to do drugs--but didn't cause the disease any more than spanking causes diabetes--but maybe it makes them want to eat comfort food. Geeze I hate this kind of study.

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New Study: Spanked Kids = Messed-Up Grownups: "Canadian researchers using data from nearly 35,000 American adults found that from 2 percent to 7 percent of mental disorders were attributable to physical punishment. To many experts, including Cyndi Scott, executive director of the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect, the findings reinforce what they already know about spanking.
"It's not going to be beneficial to the child, or to the parent, for them to use any kind of physical force. So, we would not recommend people hitting children.""

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

More Recovery Slogans

This is from Dual Recovery Anonymous--

More Recovery Slogans: "Recovery slogans are deeply rooted in the real life experience of millions of recovering people. Although often overused and sometimes not appreciated, they do not lose their truth."
My fav in their list, "Is your program powered by Will Power or Higher Power?" And i don't even think this made it into the second edition of Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book. What is your favorite?


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Support and Resources for Parents Dealing with Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Spanish

 "Habla Con Tus Hijos

Support and Resources for Parents Dealing with Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse | The Partnership:
Our Spanish-language web resource and educational campaign helps parents have frequent conversations with their kids about the risks of drug and alcohol use."

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