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Gateway Tip: Mindfulness Solutions to Boost New Year’s Resolution Success


Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

mindfulness-new years resolutions gateway alcohol and drug treatment To increase resolution success rates in 2015, Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment recommends mindfulness to help ease the burden of change.

According to a 2014 study analyzing the custom of making New Year’s resolutions, approximately 45 percent of Americans declare annual intentions, however only 8 percent achieve them. To increase resolution success rates in 2015, Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment recommends mindfulness  to help ease the burden of change.

Regardless of the goal—from losing weight to getting organized to saving money—an effective way to break bad habits is to form good habits incompatible with the behaviors people want to change, and stick with it.  The reward may not be apparent at first as it can take several months on average to form a new habit through repetition.

“When a person is mindful and makes a concerted effort to ‘stick with it’ eventually new connections to the brain’s reward center will…

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Gateway Tip: Calculate Alcohol Content to Avoid Party-Related Peril


Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

mixed drinks, dui, alcohol content, blood alcohol content, bacSince mixed drinks contain varying degrees of alcohol, Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers urges holiday party goers to “do the math” to avoid unnecessary embarrassment or adversity. Even the best-intentioned can commit the dreaded party foul with factors like, super-sized glasses, unpredictable pours, and cocktails containing different types of alcohol. However, handy online alcohol calculators and cell phone apps can help establish responsible drinking limits to ensure the comfort, joy and safety of all.

SIZE AND VOLUME MATTERS

A “drink” is defined as: 12 ounces of beer with a 5 percent alcohol content, 5 ounces of wine with a 12 percent alcohol content and 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits, which are 40 percent alcohol by volume.

Take wine for example, nowadays many wines served in restaurants and bars contain 15 percent alcohol. While a 4-ounce glass is a more appropriate serving size, the average size of wine glasses at…

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What Is Alcohol Abuse? Answers You Need To Know


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When you are suffering from depression, anxiety, or you are simply unable to understand what to do with your life, many people turn to alcohol as a way of dealing with their problems. Although they could go to a doctor and get pharmaceutical help in the form of anti-anxiety or depression pills, many people avoid this option and go straight to the bottle. Drinking is something that might be part of your life as a result of growing up in an alcoholic family. You could have developed the habit on your own, finding it a better way to process your everyday activities. Regardless of how it occurred, if you want to stop, the following options will definitely help you.

What Exactly Is Alcohol Abuse?

There are people that can be considered a functioning alcoholic, those that are tied directly to their alcoholism. Their need to have this beverage, to change…

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What are Designer Drugs or “Street Drugs?”


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designer drugsDesigner drugs, also referred to as synthetic drugs or street drugs, are produced by altering the chemistry of existing illegal substances. Made by street chemists, designer drugs can vary greatly in terms of strength and purity. Often times, these drugs may contain agents that are highly poisonous such as liquid laundry bleach.

Because of the great variation of ingredients, the street names can vary from batch to batch. Due to unlicensed and untrained amateurs creating these drugs, they can be extremely dangerous. In many cases, these altered drugs are far more dangerous and powerful than the original illegal substance.

WHAT’S SO “DESIGNER” ABOUT THESE DRUGS?

These drugs are “designed” to sidestep laws against controlled substances. Before designer drugs came along, drug laws were specific. Drugs like Heroin, amphetamines, Valium and other drugs were put on a list in The Controlled Substances Act, created by the Federal Government. Substances on this list…

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Scientists May Have Created The First Marijuana Breathalyzer


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A team at Washington State University is working to develop a breath test that could quickly determine whether a driver is under the influence of marijuana. (News Tribune)

STONERS BEWARE!

With the current technology used by local authorities, if you were to be pulled over by the police and suspected to be under the influence of marijuana, there would be no way to test your THC level on the spot of the traffic stop. Police have to use their best judgment to decide if you are under the influence of marijuana or not. If they decide you are too impaired to safely drive, they will then take you into the station and complete a blood test which can take a while and may not show if you were stoned while driving or not. Even if you smoked marijuana the day before getting pulled over, a blood test could still…

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DUI Conviction Doesn’t Require Breath Test


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By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Many people who are pulled over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated mistakenly believe that if they don’t take a breathalyzer test they can’t be convicted.

New York state troopers were surprised – not by the findings of the breathalyzer test they administered to a man weaving in and out of traffic – but by his response. While the results were printing, he grabbed the paperwork and tried to eat it.

Most people don’t wait until the test is about to confirm what they suspect – that they’re over the limit – before they interfere, but rather decide not to take it in the first place.

Here’s the thing: Despite the fact that you refuse to take a field sobriety, breathalyzer, or blood test you can still be charged with – and convicted of – drunk driving.

While state laws differ, virtually every…

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Enlisting a DUI Attorney in Tricities in Your Fight against DUI Charges


Johnson & Johnson Law Firm


An experienced DUI lawyer in Tri Cities, such as from the Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, provides a hands-on approach to your case, working closely with you to ensure that your case will have minimal to no effect on your career. Seek their help immediately should you find yourself in this situation to resolve it as soon as possible.
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