• 01:06

    "This is Your Chance" Helping Teens say NO to Alcohol/Substances

    in Family

    This is an early using  intervention, educational program for adolescents, teens and young adults. It's a collaborative community effort that includes school administrators, the juvenile justice system, courts, the police, and mental health professionals. I have named it "This is Your Chance" Grades 6-12th are eligible to participate and it will be used as a diversion from the juvenile justice system or in lieu of school suspension. Parents must attend family nights and booster sessions. It will be a two-week program and it will be referral based. A certificate of completion will be given at the end of progress. It will consist of our young ones being educated on the dangers of these substances and the genetic dispositions, such as the disease concepts, binge drinking, physical and pyschological symptoms substance use effects an individual. Family practices, school policies on substance use and what the legal consequences can be if violated. Normative behaviors, self-reflection, defense mechanisms, stress and coping skills, refusal skills, anger management, protective and risk factors as well as resiliencey for substance use, present and future impact, healthy alternatives, dating skills, cool to stay in school, job skills.  So, please, this is a campaign to help Teens say NO to drugs/alcohol.
    I lost my husband to a drug overdose on May 5th, 2009 and for almost 6 years I have been clean and sober and I have dedicated myself to helping others, especially teens. I have raised two very accomplished, well educated, intelligent young men. God gave me a calling to help others and this program is a workable solution.Go to http://www.gofundme.com/positiveenergy. Join me and special guest speaker Gigi Bisong as we introduce this new program and motivate America live Fri 3/13/15 9pm CT

  • 01:16

    Alcohol and Hormones: Menopause, Peri-Menopause and Recovery

    in Lifestyle

    Did you know that heavy alcohol use can bring accelerate menopause onset by as much as 5 years? Do you know how to distinguish between the symptoms of detox and menopause when the feelings are remarkably similar?


    How is long term recovery affected by onset of menopause?


    Listen and learn more about an issue that affects all women, eventually.

  • 00:12

    Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain

    in Family

    Background: Substances of abuse are a cultural phenomenon as ancient as civilization itself. Only recently, however, have scientists begun to study their effects on us, and more specifically, their effects on our brains. Why do people get addicted to drugs, tobacco, and alcohol?  Why is it so hard to kick a habit? It stands to reason that since drug use is self-destructive, people would naturally avoid it. This obviously is not the case. What is not so obvious, however, is why people turn to addictive drugs.  People use drugs, tobacco, and alcohol to feel good, without regard to the fact that long-term effects are very bad. Research is only now showing us how genetic and environmental factors all play a part in our susceptibility to substance addiction. 
    KEY WORDS: Alcoholism, dopamine, emotional memory, neurotransmitter, physical dependence, addiction
    58
    The Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science
    SUGGESTED RECALL QUESTIONS: 1. What percentage of Americans smoke on a daily basis? 25 percent, one in four.
    2. What percentage of American high school students use tobacco? 35 percent, more than one in three.
    3. How many adult Americans have used an illegal drug at some point in their lives?: a) 70,000 b) 700,000  c) 7,000,000 d) 70,000,000 Answer: d
    4. Can drug use modify your brain? Yes.
    5. True or false: Nicotine is NOT an addictive substance. False
    6. How can alcohol abuse affect memory loss and dementia? Alcohol abuse can lead to or increase both.
     

  • 00:36

    Raising Awareness About Alcohol Abuse One Song At A Time

    in Music

    On February 22nd 2013 Henry Maybury lost his brother Tom Maybury to alcoholism. Although Henry was ultimately destroyed by his brother's passing he decided to use the heartbreaking experience to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.


    So what did he do?


    He picked up his guitar and used his song writing talents to create a tribute video,for his brother Tom, that has recieved more than 1 million views on You Tube. 


    Today Henry is here with us to talk about losing his brother to alcoholism, his music and his mission to raise global awareness about the dangers and heartbreak of alcohol abuse and addiction.


    Click here to learn more about Henry and his music.

  • 00:33

    The Intimate Relationship Between Women & Alcohol – Author Ann Dowsett Johnston

    in Self Help

    Sister Jenna welcomes Ann Dowsett Johnston to the America Meditating Radio Show!


    Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning writer and editor, respected for her expertise in journalism, higher education, alcohol addiction and public policy issues. A recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and a Southam Fellowship in Journalism, she spent most of her professional career at Maclean's magazine, where she was best known as the chief architect of the university-rankings issue. Ann later spent a year researching the issue of Women and Alcohol as part of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.


    Beyond her focus on education and addiction, Ann has written on a wide variety of subjects, from the arts to mental health. In 2013, she released a book entitled, "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol."


    In 2014 she was named the CEO of the Pine River Foundation, an organization that champions and supports Pine River Institute (PRI), a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviors and often co-occurring mental health issues. Visit www.anndowsettjohnston.com. Watch Ann’s TEDx Talk on Drinking and How it Changed My Life. 


    Get the OFF TO WORK CD & Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna.  Like America Meditating on FB & follow us on Twitter.

  • 01:00

    Alcohol for gas! on We Grow Ours

    in Education

    Alcohol for gas!
    We Grow Ours!
    on American Preppers Radio 
    Mondays 9:00pm/Est 8:00pm/Ct 7:00pm/Mt 6:00pm/Pt
    Listen and Chat go to: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/listen-chat/


    This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have David Blume on the show talking about Alcohol as a fuel! This is a really informative show has us thinking! Did you know you could run your car on Alcohol the way is now? You can even run 100% with a very small modification. David has been the guest on many national shows such as “Coast to Coast” and we are privileged to have him join our podcast! 


    Read more HERE!


    Tags: American Preppers Radio

  • 00:33

    Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women & Alcohol - Ann Dowsett Johnston

    in Self Help

    Tune in as Sister Jenna welcomes Ann Dowsett Johnston to the America Meditaitng Radio Show!


    Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning writer and editor, respected for her expertise in journalism, higher education, alcohol addiction and public policy issues. A recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and a Southam Fellowship in Journalism, she spent most of her professional career at Maclean's magazine, where she was best known as the chief architect of the university-rankings issue. Ann later spent a year researching the issue of Women and Alcohol as part of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.


    Beyond her focus on education and addiction, Ann has written on a wide variety of subjects, from the arts to mental health.  In 2013, she released a book entitled, "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol."


    In 2014 she was named the CEO of the Pine River Foundation, an organization that champions and supports Pine River Institute (PRI), a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviors and often co-occurring mental health issues. Visit www.anndowsettjohnston.com. Watch Ann’s TEDx Talk on Drinking and How it Changed My Life. 


    Get the OFF TO WORK CD & Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna.  Like America Meditating on FB & follow us on Twitter.


     

  • 00:29

    Alcohol: What it does to you than what it does for you

    in Lifestyle

    When it comes to the issue of alcohol, there are people who will disagree with me that drinking is bad. Many homes out there are suffering as the result of alcoholic partner, all kind of mannerism of abuse. Not only that, your health is also at risk. There is vital information about alcohol abuse, alcoholism, relapse, and health that my guest will share with you today to make informed decision. 


    This is a must listen show to answer


    -The link of alcohol to diseases


    - Is moderate drinking okay?


    and more questions


    WOLB 1010 AM station, online at blogtalkradio.com/gfem-radio, phone:347-989-1700. 6pm ET

  • 01:52

    "Blame It On The Alcohol"-Listeners' Choice Segment

    in Lifestyle

    Listen in to what our listeners had to say about offenders blaming alcohol for committing crimes and engaging in bad behavior including racist acts of hatred, murder and assault. Tonight's examples include the cases of John Rickey Hundley, who slapped an 18-month-old Black baby for crying on an airplane, and Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver Riley Cooper who went on a race-bashing tirade at a country music concert, targeting Black fans in the audience. Both offenders blamed their offensive behavior on being intoxicated. Can alcohol truly cause a person's true character to be temporarily altered? Listen in tonight at 10:30 pm EST by calling 347-327-9967.

  • 01:58

    Christians and Alcohol

    in Religion

    Pastor Jason Cooley and Bro. Teno Groppi teach about the dangers and the Bible perspective on Alcohol.  

  • 00:45

    Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain: Effects on LGBT Youth

    in Family

    1. What percentage of Americans smoke on a daily basis? 20 percent, one in five.


    2. What percentage of American high school students use tobacco? 20 percent, more than one in five, 5% of middle school students smoke.


    3. How many adult Americans have used an illegal drug at some point in their lives?: a) 70,000 b) 700,000 c) 7,000,000 d) 70,000,000 Answer: d


    4. Can drug use modify your brain? Yes.


    5. True or false: Nicotine is NOT an addictive substance. False


    6. How can alcohol abuse affect memory loss and dementia? Alcohol abuse can lead to or increase both.


    EXAMPLES OF DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. How do drugs give people pleasure? Drugs are rewarding because they directly or indirectly stimulate the brain’s natural reward system and cause dopamine to be released. Dr. Steven Hyman: “Drugs are much more reliable and potent than normal stimuli. Instead of running that marathon, or for a scientist, working for months and writing a good paper and getting it accepted—a lot of work for a little dopamine in the brain—people who use drugs find that they can literally short-circuit all of these natural processes.”


    2. Why do some people fall quickly into addiction, while others can experi- ment and then walk away? Dr. Hyman: “You know, it’s hardly heroic that we use alcohol well. And there’s no special act of will. And this gets back to the issue of vulnerability. That is, people who will take drugs enough to potentially get addicted seem to seek them out and enjoy them. They seem to have fewer warning signs.” Dr. Alan Leshner: “It’s not true that you take a drug and you become addicted for the rest of your life. Some people do. Most people don’t. However, most people (who routinely use) ultimately will become addicted to an addicting substance. 


     

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