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If you’re anything like me, you’re sick and tired of the media and so called “experts” throwing around the term addiction so haphazardly these days. Of course, qualifying as an addiction requires meeting an established set of criteria that point to significant dysfunction, unmanageability and collateral damage and of course, continued use in spite of ...Read More
Putting Alcohol Ignition Interlocks in New Cars Could Prevent Many Deaths
If all new cars had devices that prevent drunk drivers from starting the engine, an estimated 85 percent of alcohol-related deaths could be prevented in the United States, a new study concludes.
The devices, called alcohol ignition interlocks, could prevent more than 59,000 crash fatalities and more than 1.25 million non-fatal injuries, according to the University of Michigan ...Read More
Virtually every major culture that exists in recorded history exhibited some manifestation of gambling. Whether it was ancient card games in China or dice-based gambling in the Roman Empire, gambling has been around for a long time. In many ancient cultures gambling was seen as a reasonable method of bloodless conflict resolution. A legend exists that around the year 1000 A.D. the King of Norway and King of Sweden peacefully settled a territorial dispute based on a few rolls of dice.
Fast forward to today, as the ...Read More
Arizona Recovery Housing Association urges you to call your Representative in opposition to HB 2563
Sober TruthIt is wonderful to have more than 30 years of sobriety. It is even more wonderful to have no more secrets. But ten years into my sobriety that was not the case. I was still clinging to my secrets. As part of Alcoholics Anonymous, I worked a good program, went to a lot of meetings and did service work. Strong recovery people were in my life. My standing monthly lunch date with my AA and Al-Anon women friends took priority. But I held a big secret from them.
My harmful secret, my sickness really, was controlling me. I ...Read More
Bobbe McGinley MA, MBA, CADAC, LISAC, NCGC II, is a nationally known speaker, author, presenter and trainer.
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