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Easter eggs with drugs inside recalled by Alabama church

Easter eggs with drugs inside recalled by Alabama church : " Sorry, kids, all those candy-filled Easter eggs you hunted down over the weekend will have to be returned to the church. At least, they will if you live in Daphne, Ala., where officials at the Christ the King Catholic Church say a volunteer was storing his medication in the plastic eggs, and somehow mixed his stash up with the kiddie treats. Yup" that's what drugs does to your brains. We have more prescription addicts in the US now than ever before. Geeze--not even Easter is sacred! 'via Blog this'

Test Welfare Applicants for Drugs Advance

I believe that when your reward behavior, you get more of it. This is nothing new--studys show this to be true from the time of Pavlov's dogs. My brother once asked me what we could possibly do to control the illegals coming into this country. I said, simple--stop rewarding them. You don't need to pass more boarder laws or go after people or get mean, you simply have to stop all their services and things would look a whole lot different. It's like parents who continue to "fix" everything their child messes up--they take away all consequences for their bad behavior and kids have no incentive to stop their bad behavior. Same with druggies on welfare--if you take care of them and feed them and give them medical attention, they have no reason to stop taking drugs. It's such a simple concept. In any case, Texas is addressing this issue--tehy are looking at all sides and hopefully they will come up with a compromise law that stops rewarding the druggie parents but

Idaho politician recounts loss of son to addiction - SFGate

Please read this story of Dennis Mansfield and how he lost his son to addiction. It's important for a variety of reasons, mainly because "good parenting" is not the solution to addiction. Good parenting is the solution to a lot of things, but not addiction  Saying "good parenting" will cure or prevent addiction is like saying good parenting will prevent an allergy--you can keep them away from the substance for as long as you can lock them up--in the real world, you can not prevent allergies... you can teach and train and hope they hear you...Anyway, worth reading this man's story: Idaho politician recounts loss of son to addiction - SFGate : "NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Dennis Mansfield had all answers. The God-fearing man knew how to parent. He was in control of everything. He was the voice of Idaho's religious right. He was arrogant. He was selective in choosing his friends . he was political. Today, Dennis Mansfield is a broken man, "loved by un

Texas Tech University :: College of Human Sciences :: CSAR :: Collegiate Recovery Conference

Texas Tech University :: College of Human Sciences :: CSAR :: Collegiate Recovery Conference : "Last day to register – March 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m." Guest post by  Daniel Krasner I just wanted to touch base and remind you of the upcoming conference at Texas Tech University, The National Collegiate Recovery Conference, which is being held from April 3rd through 5th. I have provided a link for the conference below. The Ranch at Dove Tree is in Collaboration with Texas Tech and The Center for The Study of Addiction and Recovery.  If you are coming to the conference please contact me so I can arrange for you to go on a tour of The Ranch at Dove Tree. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/csa/collegiate_recovery_conference/ Regards, Daniel Krasner Clinical Solutions Provider cell: 601.906.9024 l intake: 800.218.6727   site: www.ranchatdovetree.com  site: www.ranch2300.com 'via Blog this'

Partnership at Drugfree.org Collaborates With Former NBA Basketball Player, Chris Mullin

I like it when Members out in the public give their time and energy to help with addiction  recovery   Kudos to Chris Mullen: Mullinto Host Live FACEBOOK Chat on Substance Abuse and Recovery  as part of The Medicine Abuse Project ~ New York, NY, March, 7, 2013  – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen drug and alcohol abuse, is partnering with former professional basketball player, fa ther and ESPN sports analyst, Chris Mullin. He will be the featured guest on the next “ Meet The Parents Hour ,” a popular, live Facebook chat and Q&A session taking place on Thursday, March 14 at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PS 'via Blog this'

Government Takeover of 12 Step Programs--coming soon

I have long been a member and supporter of Faces & Voices of Recovery--their main message when they began was to get the faces of people in recovery out into the open so the general public could KNOW we do recover. This was in contrast to the "anonymous" programs that keep members in the shadows by their tradition of staying anonymous at the level of press radio and film. I am in recovery and although I publicly state I am in recovery  I never mention the specific 12 step programs programs I attend in order to honor this tradition. This way I could advocate for recovery  and remain anonymous with specific programs and follow traditions. I believe the traditions have worked very well for keeping Alcoholics Anonymous , Narcotics Anonymous   Cocaine Anonymous ,  Chemically Dependent Anonymous,  and many others from taking positions on issues--have "spokespeople" that end up drunk and in the media--and have the government or other organizations from telling us ho