• 02:04

    Handling Stress With Drugs and Alcohol - Is It Genetic or Learned Behavior?

    in Women

    Chronic stress creates a chemical imbalance in the brain that prompts some to turn to drugs and alcohol to provide the endorphins necessary to create inner calm and tranquility. Unfortunately, drug addiction and alcoholism has been criminalized rather than treated as a health issue. The question is, can this reliance on other substances to correct the chemical imbalance created by stress be a hereditary tendancy? What if chronic stress has been a way of life for so many generations in your family that you are now born without the capacity to produce the necessary endorphins to enable you to cope with stress without a mental breakdown? Dr. Kenneth Nave, author of A Season of Afflictions, shares his research and discovery about how the stress of injustice, racial inequality, and daily threats to ones well being can, over time, have an effect on ones genes. What are we producing in our children? Is there a reason why the violence among youth has escalated? Is it hereditary or learned behavior? How do we reverse this trend? Dr. Nave shares his findings and introduces his upcoming book which exposes some shocking developments

  • 00:54

    Part II - From Defeat to Victory the Story of Deborah Adams

    in Motivation

    Our guest Deborah Adams shares her journey on a past episode.  from a long and self-destructive path of drugs and alcoholand abusive relationships.   When she entered the workforce as a bookkeeper, Deborah began embezzling money to pay for her habits. Looking back on it now, she says, stealing itself had become yet another addiction she would have to overcome.    


    Hear Deobrah's story and how it affected her realtionship with her kids. Tune and as one of Deborah's daughter tells how she was able to break the cycle and love her mom.

  • 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. 


     

  • 01:14

    "SOFTEN"S THE HEART".....THE PRESSURE IS GREAT, BUT NEVER TO GREAT

    in Religion

    With Host and Aspiring Artist Alexander Annunziata

  • 01:13

    Relapse Triggers

    in Lifestyle

    When people stop using alcohol and drugs they are given a second chance on life. Some embrace this new life and never look back. Others find living without alcohol and drugs to be a struggle every day. Regardless of your experience, we are all susceptible to triggers which can cause us to relapse. Recognizing and managing these triggers is important to maintaining our sobriety.


    So what are triggers? A “trigger” of addiction involves any high-risk situation or stressor that “cues” a thought, feeling, or action to use alcohol or drugs. There are two types of triggers: internal, which occur within us, and external which occurs outside of us. 


    On this episode we will explore common triggers and discuss ways to counteract these unhealthy reactions and develop an action plan to keep ourselves safe and sober. 

  • 02:07

    Sacred Woman Book Read Chapter 13 Gateway 8 Sacred Union

    in Books

    Sacred union eliminates toxic, dysfunctional relationships that destroy life, and creates and supports cleansed honest, and harmonious that energizes ones life. Fullfilling, healthy relationships are the result of establishingSacred Union. Gateway8: Sacred Unionwill help you eliminateall blockages that preventSacred Union: heart conditions, drug and/ or alcohol abuse , ulcers, fear, anger. Spiritual exercises of ascension are are to be performed daily for 7 days, the number of the spirit. This will awaken your inner Gateways of Divinity so that you may blossom to your sacred center.

  • 01:14

    Pagan Variety Show with Peter Bebergal

    in Spirituality

    The Pagan Variety show welcomes author, Peter Bebergal to speak about his new book, The Season of the Witch : How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll 
    http://www.amazon.com/Season-Witch-Occult-Saved-Rock/dp/0399167668


    Do you believe in rock and roll?  Can music save your mortal soul or will you burn in the presence of the God of Hell Fire?


    From the fateful meeting at the crossroads to the Super Bowl half time show.  From Nazi's to the Illuminati, to Crowley and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi the history of Rock and Roll is woven with threads of sex, drugs, and magick.  Is the force that drives the magick in Rock purely fiction, a well-meaning attempt to lift our consciousness, a conspiracy laden attempt to control us, or just plain charlatanism?  Peter Bebergal unravels the threads to investigate as someone versed in Magick.  His treatment of the subject of the occult and Rock and Roll shows his knowledge and respect of both.  If you love Rock and the myth and mysteries of our modern day bards and magicians, you need to read this book.



    Music for PTRN open and close provided by SJ Tucker,  For more music and information, please visit http://sjtucker.com/

  • 01:00

    God's Favorites Ministry

    in Family

    Have you lost a loved one?


    Son or daughter to drugs or to the prison walls.


    Maybe slain by the bullet, etc.


    God's Favorites are reaching out to help heal your hurts.


     


    Jesus said in Matt. 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden,


    and I will give you rest.

  • 01:00

    Happy New Year’s Day?

    in Religion

    Happy New Year’s Day… is it really?  There tons of questions surrounding what is known as the New Year.  Prevailing among the questions are New Year’s resolutions, taxes, and parties.  Also, New Year’s traditions must be carried out and enrollments in diet plans and workout facilities will skyrocket.  Have you ever asked why?  Well, now is as good of a time as any to gain some spiritual insight into the rites, rituals, celebrations and traditions of HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


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

  • 00:33

    Pharmaceuticals, Natural Remedies, Integrative Medicine - Show #518

    in Pets

    Join hosts, Dr. Kim Bloomer and Dr. Jeannie Thomason as they discuss once again integrative health care. Ought it to be? What about natural remedies versus prescription or OTC drugs? What is the real issue with those who write articles or make statements that are shared on this subject scaring people away from nature's remedies or scaring them enough to make them think they can only use them with a "doctor's" guidance? Join them as they discuss this hot button topic again.

  • 02:02

    Jay And Matt Are Dropping Their Balls This New Year's Eve

    in Comedy

    Christmas is over, and New Year’s Eve and 2015 are breathing down upon our necks like a hungry wolf with a hot, foreboding, slobbery canine breath, so…Jay, Matt, and the IWS Radio team are here for you in order to ring in 2015 and right your personal ship before the tumultuous waves of 2015 begin to swell with anger, and leave you looking like a fool before you even begin your New Year.


    Bobby Kraft, Paul Piatt, Rev. Moneymaker, and Guy Ahnyurdyck among others, are here to kick your New Year off right, all the while Jay and Matt talk about how Christmas went, who will die in 2015, and how they will be spending their New Year’s Eve and what makes a good NYE’s party.


    Jay and Matt will also aggrandize some lucky people with IWS coffee mugs if they happen to be the lucky callers at 661.244.9852.  All of that plus a LIVE dropping of a PeTA member down a pole in place of a New Year’s Eve ball made of crystal lights.  Miss this show, and you are begging 2015 to make you her bitch!!

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