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May 2010

Recovery Slogans

In the rooms of 12 step groups all across the country and around the world you can  hear different slogans from members. Each one being unique and hidden with meanings. I remember when I first got sober listening to the different members share these quirky little statements and really pondering some of the slogans. Some of them were quite ridiculous and annoying. Each day that passed and I acquired another sober day some of those saying were all I had in the beginning. I was not fortunate to have a great sponsor to help me through the 12 steps at the beginning of my sobriety. I lived on slogans until I was introduced to the path that would change my life forever. I thought it might be fun to share some of the slogans and also receive any slogans you want with me on my blog. Please feel free to e-mail or post your favorite slogans.    

Sincerely,

Scott Kelley

********* If YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP CONTACT Summer Sky Recovery Center they have some wonderful  drug and Alcohol treatment programs.  1-888-857-8857 24 HOURS A DAY!**************   


Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE MERCURY!

I been really getting into the save energy and bring my electric bill down. Therefore, I went out on my journey to find the cost saving light bulb. I figured that would be a good place to begin my cost saving. I finally narrowed it down to a (CFL) light bulb. Therefore, I was curious to what happens when you break a CFL bulb. How do you clean up the mercury inside the bulbs? This sent me out on the internet searching for the exact answer. I found in my State of Texas a site dedicated to explaining what I needed to know in the case of a broken bulb. Therefore, I thought I would share the sites that I found with my consumer friends. I hope it can help you.http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/assistance/hhw/compact_fluorescent_lights.html


Interventions and Treatment!

Intervention- this is a very strategic approach to getting an individual to enter a treatment program. I think everyone needs to spend some time and analyze exactly what a treatment center is suppose to be offering an individual? I know it can be confusing trying to match a person to the right addiction program. One of the first things to consider is what exactly is addiction? addiction, drug or alcohol Repeated use of a psychoactive substance or substances, to the extent that the user (referred to as an addict) is periodically or chronically intoxicated, shows a compulsion to take the preferred substance (or substances), has great difficulty in voluntarily ceasing or modifying substance use, and exhibits determination to obtain psychoactive substances by almost any means. Typically, tolerance is prominent and a withdrawal syndrome frequently occurs when substance use is interrupted. The life of the addict may be dominated by substance use to the virtual exclusion of all other activities and responsibilities. The term addiction also conveys the sense that such substance use has a detrimental effect on society, as well as on the individual; when applied to the use of alcohol, it is equivalent to alcoholism. Addiction is a term of long-standing and variable usage. It is regarded by many as a discrete disease entity, a debilitating disorder rooted in the pharmacological effects of the drug, which is remorselessly progressive. From the 1920s to the 1960s attempts were made to differentiate between addiction ; and "habituation", a less severe form of psychological adaptation. In the 1960s the World Health Organization recommended that both terms be abandoned in favor of dependence, which can exist in various degrees of severity. Addiction is not a diagnostic term in ICD-10, but continues to be very widely employed by professionals and the general public alike. See also: dependence; dependence syndrome.

 

So get to know what addiction is before you choose a drug treatment program. I recommend many different addiction treatment programs. If you would like to know what programs I recommend you can call me and we can discuss treatment options or you can email me at texasscottkelley@aol.com


Interventions and Treatment!

Intervention- this is a very strategic approach to getting an individual to enter a treatment program. I think everyone needs to spend some time and analyze exactly what a treatment center is suppose to be offering an individual? I know it can be confusing trying to match a person to the right addiction program. One of the first things to consider is what exactly is addiction? addiction, drug or alcohol Repeated use of a psychoactive substance or substances, to the extent that the user (referred to as an addict) is periodically or chronically intoxicated, shows a compulsion to take the preferred substance (or substances), has great difficulty in voluntarily ceasing or modifying substance use, and exhibits determination to obtain psychoactive substances by almost any means. Typically, tolerance is prominent and a withdrawal syndrome frequently occurs when substance use is interrupted. The life of the addict may be dominated by substance use to the virtual exclusion of all other activities and responsibilities. The term addiction also conveys the sense that such substance use has a detrimental effect on society, as well as on the individual; when applied to the use of alcohol, it is equivalent to alcoholism. Addiction is a term of long-standing and variable usage. It is regarded by many as a discrete disease entity, a debilitating disorder rooted in the pharmacological effects of the drug, which is remorselessly progressive. From the 1920s to the 1960s attempts were made to differentiate between addiction ; and "habituation", a less severe form of psychological adaptation. In the 1960s the World Health Organization recommended that both terms be abandoned in favor of dependence, which can exist in various degrees of severity. Addiction is not a diagnostic term in ICD-10, but continues to be very widely employed by professionals and the general public alike. See also: dependence; dependence syndrome.

 

So get to know what addiction is before you choose a drug treatment program. I recommend many different addiction treatment programs. If you would like to know what programs I recommend you can call me and we can discuss treatment options or you can email me at texasscottkelley@aol.com


Faces and Voices of Recovery!

Get Involved! Have you been looking for away to get involved with making a difference with recovery? Do you think that it is time to let the world know that Recovery is possible? If you answered yes then visit the Faces and Voices of Recovery. This site is worth your time in browsing. http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org