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A Consumer Affairs article by Mark Huffman
The 51st Super Bowl will be played on February 5, with the game becoming almost a national holiday in recent years.
And as friends gather to watch the game, large amounts of beer and other alcoholic beverages are consumed. For people in recovery, or who have embraced sobriety, going to a Super Bowl party can be something of a challenge.
In a growing backlash against excessive alcohol consumption, American Addiction Centers (AAC), a chain of treatment centers, is pushing a sober movement for Super Bowl LI. It's challenging the idea that the game and alcohol have to go together.
"I think it's almost a stigma in this country that in order to have a good time, you have to be under the influence and that is just not true," said Nicole Vasquez, National Alumni Manager, American Addiction Centers. "That is why our alumni team exists because it is so important, particularly for young people who get sober, to know you don't need substances to have fun in recovery."
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 17:07:00
As the New Year dawned, 29 American States as well as the district of Columbia began 2017 with some sort of legislation allowing for the use of marijuana. With various decriminalization laws ranging from limited medical access to unrestricted recreational use, advocates in all 50 states are now pushing to repeal criminal penalties for using marijuana.
This new reality leaves those of us with a first hand knowledge and understanding of how marijuana really affects a person's health with an obligation to set the record straight. And while some have naively been fooled into thinking that the media's lack of transparent reporting on this issue, means there is little in the way of credible evidence to refute the calls for legalization, overwhelming evidence does exist, and underscores that the argument has only just begun and not ended as some would have you believe.
Friday, January 06, 2017 - 21:55:00
We have had lots of positive feedback about our monthly Chemical Recovery classes. They address all aspects of substance abuse and how best to help someone caught in addiction. The meetings are open to everyone and people are saying how much they are learning from them.
We don’t need to remind you of the grip that drug and alcohol abuse has on our country. With the legalization of marijuana in several states and the almost daily introduction of new designer drugs, especially to our schools, each one of us cannot afford to be ill-equipped to deal with the onslaught.
With this in mind we wanted to let you know about the change in location for our monthly meetings. The quality of the classes and the fellowship will remain the same but the location is now even easier to reach. We will be meeting in the beautiful hamlet of Pelham, NY at the address below.
Once again, we have a large parking lot available so if you will be driving, parking will not be an issue. The entrance to the classes will be through the lot.
To add to the convenience we are only a 5 minute walk from the Pelham Metro North station.
Should you wish to do some shopping or meet someone for lunch afterwards, the main shopping area of Pelham is just around the corner.
The schedule for the meetings for the rest of 2016 is below.
January 14 - The Jellinek Chart
Please notify your friends about these classes and ask to have them included in your bulletin.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 08:28:00
In today’s society where the use of alcohol and drugs have become a rite of passage for youth ages thirteen and older, it is not uncommon to hear horror stories about teen substance abuse. The peer pressure to join in these activities is greater than ever. At friends’ homes, at parties, and even in the school parking lot, teens consistently compromise their conscience in order to fit in or to be popular. Yet, despite these unfortunate truths, there are still teenagers and young adults today who choose to hold on to their values, to not conform, and to avoid the use of alcohol or drugs. These young people are focused on pursuing their goals of education, athletics, career, etc. I am proud to be one of them.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 09:07:00