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September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Join us as Mental Health Therapist Robyn Hill talks to us about Drug and Alcohol Addiction from a professional point of view. Robyn is the Owner/Therapist at Robyn C. Hill Counseling and Professional Development Services in Beachwood Ohio and Executive Director at Virtue Inc. for Women
Robyn is an awesome resource for women who need empowerment, inspiration, motivation and/or professional assistance.
If you have your own personal story of addiction and recovery I Am A Superwoman wants you to join us to share your experience.
Please join us! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/iamasuperwoman2 Call in: 845.277.9243
What is "healthy" alcohol consumption? What REALLY triggers addiction? How can a person recovering from alcohol dependency eliminate the cravings for good? What can the rest of us do to help? Dial 857-216-6700 At 8p ET/7p CT April 8, 2015 as Root Cause Radio answers these questions and more in honor of National Alcohol Screening Day on April 9th.
Featured Guest: Dr. Charlie Abbott of Symptometry of North Carolina, LLC.
Host Bella Marie
Host: Doc♠Vaj - Root Cause Radio™ Interim Director
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What impact does drugs have on the Muslim communities and society at large. We will be discussing drug and drug abuse amongst the Islamic communities here in the U.S. and abroad and how does Muslim drug counselors deal with Muslim abusers as opposed to non-Muslim abusers. Tonight's special guest are Imam Nadim Ali(LTC) and Na'im Hassan(Social service supervisor and substance abuse counselor) who will enlighten our listeners about the disease of subtance abuse in sha Allah! So, tune in live to The Hard Truth as we broadcast live from Atlanta for the next 5 days In Sha ALLAH! Call in and speak to your host Muhammad Hard Truth Smith and our guest. 1 (855) 968-2756 #5
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) is seeking volunteers. Tonight we welcome Zora Ray, who is AIMI's Advocacy Coodinator for Drug/Alcohol Dependencies, Zora Ray, at 9pmEST. Please call to speak on air at (818) 572-2947. Everyone is invited! Zora is a retired psychiatric nurse who successfully battled drug addiction and depression herself, and she looks forward to helping other people. Email Zora at the address below:
As a AIMI advocate, Zora will try to find treatment centers and other services for persons who suffer from drug/alcohol dependencies. AIMI believes that persons with drug/alcohol addictions need TREATMENT, NOT PUNISHMENT. Therefore, Zora will attempt to have drug/alcohol-dependent defendants tried in drug courts rather than regular criminal courts, and she will attempt to influence decision makers to sentence addicts to treatment rather than to jails and prisons.
If you would like to work with AIMI as a volunteer, please contact MaryLovesJustice at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com or call AIMI's director at (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741. We need people of every race and socioeconomic status, because mental illness affects people from every group. No matter what your skills and educational level may be, AIMI has a volunteer job for you.
Josh Hamilton won't get suspend because drug addiction is classified as a disease, but is it really a disease? And should Hamilton get suspended?
Also, could the Browns really be done with Johnny Football?
I will give you my opinion on whether or not the Browns are making a mistake giving up on Johnny Manizel so quickly.
Plus, Did Duke win their 5th Championship?
Or did Wisconsin win their 1st Championship in 74 years?
Drug and alcohol addiction are VERY hard problems that many don't recover from. Heroin, marijuana and alcohol addiction are on the rise all over the world. What can someone do to end their addiction?
Most addiction rehab centers use the 12 steps for addiction treatment. Why should an addict go to AA meetings to end their addiction? Why does doing Step 5 of the 12 step program work for those struggling to recover from addiction, this week on Recovery Now!
Visit Drug-Addiction-Support.org for more information and support.
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SHOW TOPIC: What is the definition of a Drug and Alcohol Addict? We discuss how the definition and or the interpretation thereof impacts whether or not a person seeks treatment, or is advised to seek treatment by family and friends. We will also discuss the treatment community dogma of "Once an Addict, Always an Addict". Is this true? Is there a time when this is no longer applicable?
SHOW SEGMENTS: Recap, Story Time, Inside the News, Topic of the Week, Recovery Support Time
September is National Recovery Month. Join us for a special “Live From Trenton” broadcast as we discuss the work being done by the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction in NJ by putting the spotlight on the Council’s 22 Annual Summit at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.
We will speak with two of the principals participating in this event as we explore the important work being done to help individuals overcome addiction and educate others on the available resources for prevention.
Our guests will include former NJ Governor James McGreevey. He works with the women of the Integrity House Program at the Hudson County Correctional Center. McGreevey presently guides and directs the Integrity House initiative's spiritual counseling as well as works with the women upon discharge to secure mentoring; a continued commitment to principles of recovery; and, reintegration into the Hudson County community.
We will also talk with Benjamin John Chin, a keynote speaker at the event. Now 25 years old, Chin has been in recovery since age 19. He is currently a senior at Rutgers University majoring in Public Health and Linguistics, and plans to pursue a law degree with his sights set on influencing domestic health policy in the near future. All of Ben’s involvement on campus contributed to his development as a leader making it possible for him to become a founding member of the non-profit organization Young People in Recovery, which is a grassroots advocacy organization that mobilizes the voice of young people in recovery from addiction.
The Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction executes three core functions: policy and planning; public awareness and education; and, the administration of the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program.
Al-anon can help families trying to understand drug and alcohol addiction and get their loved ones to quit. Al-anon uses the 12 steps to teach family members about addiction and to train us to avoid enabling the addiction. We learn to love the addict but to HATE their addiction.
Members of Al-anon also act as sponsors who are readily available to answer any questions that come up while we're trying to help our loved ones to end their drug addiction. How do we get them to stop using and go into treatment is the most common problem that Al-anon helps us to understand and address.
This week on Recovery now we discus how Al-anon works and why we benefit from it if we attend.
The last season the show aired, I spoke on how sex can become a hiding place for many people. In this show I want to touch on how alcohol can also be used as a coping mechanism to deal with major pain, disappointment, shame, etc. So many people drink alcohol and do not realize that they are drinking it for far deeper reasons than to just "get tipsy" or because the taste is enjoyed.
I just want to point out that a person does not necessarily have to classified as an alchoholic to have an alchohol problem. So many people are able to function pretty well with alchohol and other drugs. They are able to hide it well and carry on with their external lives as if nothing is wrong. Sometimes others, especially close loved ones, are able to tell that something is wrong, but are not always able to pinpoint the causes and the true depth of the issue.
I wanted to speak on this because I have experienced this very destructive secret life. This may help someone who is currently struggling or someone who might think they know someone who is.
According to the National Institute on Alchohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in the United States nearly 88,000 people die annually (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women). Alcohol is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Therefore, this is a serious thing and it needs to be addressed. God does not intend for us to suffer in this way.
For much of the past century, scientists studying drug abuse labored in the shadows of powerful myths and misconceptions about the nature of addiction. When scientists began to study addictive behavior in the 1930s, people addicted to drugs were thought to be morally flawed and lacking in willpower.
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior. We have identified many of the biological and environmental factors and are beginning to search for the genetic variations that contribute to the development and progression of the disease. Scientists use this knowledge to develop effective prevention and treatment approaches that reduce the toll drug abuse takes on individuals, families, and communities.
Dr. Nora Volkov is the director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse will teach us today about this important topic.
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