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  • 01:22

    Its Time to Awake : Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    in Religion

    Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.


    We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Mon 8:00pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Thur 8:00pm, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 00:30

    Keeping your kids safe from drugs and alcohol abuse with Cathy Taughinbaugh

    in Self Help

    Want to live a more successful and happy life, your way, authentic to you?  Click here to get your FREE 5-Day E-Course and be on your way today!


    This week, Cathy Taughinbaugh joins me to talk about what parents can do now to help keep their kids safe from drug or alcohol use and abuse.


    She will talk about some easy strategies and methods anyone can apply to be more involved in their children's lives, and how they can take an active part in helping them avoid the dangers and consequences of alcohol and drug use.


    Cathy works with people, mainly parents interested in receiving support. These may be parents who feel their child is addicted, but also parents who are concerned about their adolescent’s experimentation or recent abuse of drugs or alcohol.  Through personal coaching, articles, resources and various eBooks, she offers inspiration to others facing the same or similar challenges in their lives.


    If you're looking to take preventative action to help your child live a long, healthy, and happy life, you'll want to tune in to this episode!

  • 00:41

    Difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism

    in Self Help

    Interview with Lisa Frederiksen
    Topics of conversation:
    Difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism How alcoholism is a brain disease Myths associated with alcohol abuse and alcoholism Risk factors of being an alcoholic Why is underage drinking and the risk factors Crossing the Line from Alcohol Use to Abuse to Dependence Lisa Frederiksen
    KLJ Publishing (2012)
    ISBN 9780981684468
    Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (4/12)

    Read the review on ReaderViews.com

  • 00:34

    Please God , Not Two: This Killer Called Alcoholism

    in Spirituality

    I am an author and a Motivational Speaker on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. I am the producer, director and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV Station out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.


    Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis, is about my young alcoholic marriage to Richard Lopes of North Dighton, Massachusetts and our two daughters, Debbie and Lori. Richie died at 45 years old from cirrhosis of the liver.


    The sequel Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism is the continuation of our lives after Richie’s death, and the story follows Lori going down the same path as her father. Lori died at 39 years old from the same horrible, worldwide disease.


    What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholics and Addicts; Their Own Personal Stories. It’s a book of testimonies from thirty-four recovering addicts from all walks of life from the United States and Canada on their recovery programs. They want to reach doctors, counselors, and family members on what they believe isn’t and hasn’t worked in recovery programs.


    I speak privately at halfway homes, substance abuse rehabilitation centers, court-ordered programs, and to the public.


     


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    Alberta Sequeira


    Tel: 508-763-5902


    Email: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com


    Website for Writers: www.albertasequeira.org


    Blog Journey Through Alcohol Abuse” www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com

  • 02:16

    Fatherless children and the impact of not having one

    in Culture

    children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Boys are more likely to become involved in crime, and girls are more likely to become pregnant as teens.


    – Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor. In 2011, 12 percent of children in married-couple families were living in poverty, compared to 44 percent of children in mother-only families.


     There is significantly more drug use among children who do not live with their mother and father.


    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states, “Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.”


     Data from three waves of the Fragile Families Study (N= 2,111) was used to examine the prevalence and effects of mothers’ relationship changes between birth and age 3 on their children’s well being. Children born to single mothers show higher levels of aggressive behavior than children born to married mothers. Living in a single-mother household is equivalent to experiencing 5.25 partnership transitions.


     Children in grades 7-12 who have lived with at least one biological parent, youth that experienced divorce, separation, or nonFather involvement in schools is associated with the higher likelihood of a student getting mostly A’s. This was true for fathers in biological parent families, for stepfathers, and for fathers heading single-parent families.union birth reported lower grade point averages than those who have always lived with both biological parents.


    Father involvement in schools is associated with the higher likelihood of a student getting mostly A’s. This was true for fathers in biological parent families, for stepfathers, and for fathers heading single-parent families.


     


     

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1106

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Elisabeth Corey from Richmond, Virginia, a returning NAASCA family member who is a survivor of severe childhood sex abuse and trafficking. She's here to talk about her new web site and services at: BeatingTrauma.com. "My childhood was not a childhood, she explains. "In my family, men had sex with little girls. It was our normal. It was our culture. And it was generational. My parents grew up with it. Their parents grew up with it. Most of the victims in our family didn't even remember it because the trauma caused memory loss. We were a family of traumatized individuals who were doing whatever it took to survive .. usually at the expense of the others." Elisabeth goes on, "My parents, uncles and grandparents started sexually abusing me when I was 2 years old. This was necessary to break me. I was indoctrinated in to a way of life. I was brainwashed. But there was a problem. As I got older, they realized I was a talker. They had not successfully broken me. I was actually telling people. The good news for them .. nobody believed me." Over the years, Elisabeth has worked with many organizations on advocacy, and now offers services herself at BeatingTrauma.com. She focuses on trauma theory, research and practice, but from a survivor perspective. She includes interviews with other survivors and guest blog posts from clinicians.

  • 01:03

    January Jones-Spouse Abuse-AbuseLived To Tell It!

    in Women

    Meet: Tahirah Ogletree


    Author Tahirah Ogletree is proud to present “A Survivors Celebration of Life Beyond Domestic Violence,” an empowering coffee table book is filled with inspiring quotes, tips on how to detect the early warning signs of domestic violence known as the RED FLAGS, tear-jerking testimoni- als from survivors around the world including Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA All-Star Ruthie Bolton, along with Tahirah’s own testimonial of domestic violence, a powerful and candid confession from a former batterer, a list of domestic violence hotlines with 24/7 ac- cess to highly trained advocates for immediate support and an ultimate meal and work plan to jumpstart to a healthy lifestyle!


    Hanna Lulgjuraj - Murray was shot in the chest in cold blood and was left for dead and Lived to Tell It. Hanna's story is very compelling and riveting.  It's a true crime account about survival and courage.  Hanna was living a beautiful life, a life of dreams that suddenly all changed.  Her dreamlike life turned to horror as her raging husband stood across from her and fired his gun.  By a miracle, she survived to tell her story and how she overcame abuse. It would be very beneficial for your audience to listen to Hanna's experience and know what questions to ask to identify abuse.  Reading her story, Lived to Tell It one will gain courage and the power to overcome similar situations and give hope to every woman trapped in an abusive relationship. 

  • 01:27
  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1105

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Emily Samuelson, Ph.D., from Baltimore, Maryland, of the Soaring Project.  A psychologist who specializes in treating trauma, she's also a survivor of incest in her childhood and has written a book about her experience, "Soaring Above the Ashes: Thriving After Childhood Sexual Abuse." She tells me, "Somewhere in my childhood, I boxed up the memories and lost my connection to the truth of what happened to me. It wasn't until I was 39 years old that my memories broke through. This was after a betrayal when my daughter was 5 weeks old, and separation and eventual divorce 6 months later; a breast cancer scare; a job where I was a scapegoat; and news that my mother had two different kinds of cancer. That's what it took to break me open." She goes on, "I got PTSD and lived in a nightmare of flashbacks for many months. I worked on healing for the next 20 years." Her book, "Soaring Above the Ashes," has stories of survivors based on face-to-face interviews from all over the country. Each story is accompanied by a black and white portrait. "The story of my healing journey is woven between the chapters, Emily explains. "Although I am now thriving, I continue to work on becoming more whole, my deepest wish." 

  • 00:31

    Fresh Manna:Strengthening the Families-All in the Family, Secret Lives

    in Religion

    STRENGTHENING THE FAMILIES:  Apostle Williams is available for Conferences, Seminars and Workshops that will build your ministry or church group.  Our Ministerial Team is comprised of educational and motivational speakers for your church meetings and special events to strengthen members, individuals and families, within the community or church. 


    Her goal is to provide Educational Seminars and resources for victims and families dealing with domestic violence, mental and emotional stress, and substance abuse that weaken the family structure and values.  These seminars are to help improve parenting skills, promote abstinence among our youth, and provide Christian counseling relating to family values and issues.  To strengthen, encourage and motivate men and women. Strengthening the Families Outreach Ministries Programs airs on Tuesdays on Fresh Manna Our Daily Bread Blog Talk Radio.  


    Today’s Discussion: All in the Family: Secret Lives, Deceit and Lies!


    What skeletons hide in your family closet?  Those things that we don’t want  others to know, sometimes even our own family members because we’re ashamed, embarrassed and disgusted by the actions and deeds that have occurred in our past from people in our generational blood line or even from the mistakes that we have made when we were young and foolish.  What do we do? Should we talk about it, remain silent or act like it never happened?


    Apostle Loretta Williams is also on Facebook, Google + and Linkedin.

  • 00:31

    Poet and Teacher Adrian Koesters Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Poetry

    Adrian Koesters holds an MFA in poetry from the Rainier Writing workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and a Ph.D. in fiction and poetry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her first book of poems, Many Parishes, was published by BrickHouse Books as part of their New Poets Series, and other work has appeared in Berkeley Review, The Gettysburg Review, Hotel Amerika, and elsewhere. She has been a poetry and fiction assistant editor at Prairie Schooner and fiction editor at A River and Sound Review. She taught writing at UNL and the Creighton University MFA program, and lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Web URL: www.adriankoesters.com


    Koesters' Many Parishes is an original. The poems seem to smack the hard-ass contemporary world up against a deep spiritual sense, until we see they're one and the same. Adrian Koesters is able to write of men calling out to a ten-year old ''spinster'' to ''come on down, sweetheart, I got something over here to show you,'' and allow us to feel in her small, frightened heart the identical anguish of soul as in the nun who's ''divided from the principalities and goes in terror of them.'' These poems, like the nuns, ''take things personally.'' They're lyrical confessions of the deepest griefs--abuse, divorce, doubt, and loneliness. They provide absolution, and positively joy, in their skillful and lucid singing. --Fleda Brown, author of No Need of Sympathy