“Can I help?” If you have a friend or family member who’s struggling with addiction, you desperately want to find them help. But how can you help someone who doesn’t want it? They may even think that everything’s just fine and that alcohol or drugs are not causing a problem. How do you break past the … Read More
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Nobody can avoid the effect of drinking too much, nor escape the consequences thereof. Even if you’re famous. Even if you’re Reese Witherspoon. According to CNN, the Legally Blonde actress was in Atlanta for the filming of a new movie when she was charged with interfering with the arrest of her husband, Hollywood agent James Toth, … Read More
Had a little too much last night? Everyone does weird things when they’re drunk. And some of them can be quite embarrassing–perhaps this is why NCADD has declared April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are some of the most outrageous and embarrassing stories that happened as a result of alcohol: 1. Stealing a Penguin While enjoying … Read More
Today, more than ever, alcohol affects the economy, raises the nation death toll, and touches the lives of our children—who are our future. Impact their decisions about alcohol use, and you are changing the future.
Shannon Alder once wrote, “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon’s quote is very compelling and perhaps one of the most clearly stated on the true essence of leaving a legacy. Which helps us to beg the question, … Read More
When I was a child, the issue of drugs and alcohol was presented one dimensionally. “Good girls and boys’ didn’t drink or do drugs.” If we simply behaved, we never had to deal with the ugly problems of addiction. Poof, it was just that easy. Or so I was told. MY PERSPECTIVE: BAD PEOPLE The … Read More
One weekend. No alcohol. Can you do it? To create public awareness for its Alcohol Awareness Month , the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence extends an open invitation to all Americans to refrain from drinking alcohol during the weekend of April 5th through 7th and calling it their Alcohol-Free Weekend. Why Should I Take the … Read More