What is the Addictions Recovery Measurement System?

As I climbed 15-feet on a wooden ladder to the top of an old platform, next to this wall of leathery gray flesh, I caught a good whiff of fresh animal dung that immediately cleared my sinuses. Attempting to hide my fear from my wife with a poker face, and already feeling a little queasy, we were then advised by an old man who held a hammer in his right hand, to step into a shaky bamboo cradle seat atop of this seemingly gentle 8000 lb mammoth giant. As the sweat dripped off my forehead, I knew there was no turning back from the plunge into the humid jungle while perched on an elephants back that we had so enthusiastically …

Dealing With Addiction In The Family

Dealing with addicted family members is always a big challenge. There are some important issues to explore when someone you love is harming themselves. ARE YOU CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROBLEM? People use various addictions to avoid their painful feelings, especially their feelings of anxiety, stress, aloneness, emptiness and loneliness. Is there some way that you are contributing to their pain? While you are not responsible for how someone deals with pain, you are responsible for anything you are doing that may be contributing to it. Some of the ways you might be contributing are: Being judgmental toward the addicted person in an effort to control them regarding their addictions or regarding other behavior. Caretaking the addicted person by covering up …

Flex-Fuel Vehicles: is E85 Ethanol Based Fuel the First Step to Beating Oil Addiction?

During the State of the Union Address on January 31,2006 President George W. Bush presented a plan to the people of the United States and to the U.S. Congress to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025.He spoke of hybrid cars, hydrogen based fuel cell cars and the expansion of ethanol fueled vehicles. The ethanol-based technology is already here, there are already somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) already on the road in the USA.FFV can run on regular unleaded gasoline or a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent regular unleaded gasoline (known as E85) or any percentage of ethanol and gasoline blend in between. …

Drug Addiction Programs

Drug addiction programs vary greatly when it comes to treatment and options. Generally when people speak of drug addiction programs, they are talking about rehabilitation facilities that treat people as residents of their program. These in-patient programs are a very good way to deal with a drug addiction and will have the largest success rate. When choosing a drug addiction program, there are certain aspects you should look for before you enroll. Do they provide one-on-one therapy? Do they involve your family members? Do they provide exercise programs and nutritional meals that will help to heal your body along with your mind? A drug addiction treatment program should have a variety of therapeutic sessions to help you deal with the …