Since 2005, Missouri law has had a special method of expungement for a person who pleaded guilty to or was convicted of being a minor in possession of alcohol one time in Missouri. If more than a year has passed since the charge was disposed of or the person turns twenty-one, whichever is earlier, and the person has had no other MIP expungements and has had no other alcohol-related law enforcement contacts (like drunk driving or violating the terms of a liquor license), then all records of the case can be completely deleted upon proper application to the Circuit Court of the county in which the person was charged
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Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers are proud to offer two free Lunchtime Learning webinars in January 2014. Don’t miss your chance to hear directly from Gateway’s substance abuse treatment and mindfulness-based sobriety experts and earn continuing education credit.
About the Training
The goal of this webinar is to increase understanding of mindfulness and its use in substance abuse treatment programs. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe and accept your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and urges, without judgment and without reacting to them.
This practice is highly effective in treating emotional dysregulation, stress, depression, grief, and impulsivity – all of which are at risk of fueling addiction.
What you will learn:
- The basics of mindfulness practice.
- The history and development of the Mindfulness-Based Therapy model.
- How Gateway’s innovative approach to mindfulness-based sobriety integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing…
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There are a lot of drunk driving facts and myths out there. Often, it’s difficult to distinguish the difference. Let us run down the most important and most searched drunk driving facts.
DRUNK DRIVING FACT #1
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), men between the ages of 21 and 24 have the highest rate of drunk driving arrests.
DRUNK DRIVING FACT #2
Nearly 75% of all drunk driving fatalities occur between 12 and 3 a.m. – NHTSA.
DRUNK DRIVING FACT #3
In 2009, in all incidents where a drunk driving fatality occurred, 70% of the drivers had a BAC level in excess of .15% – NHTSA
Suicide prevention is near and dear to my heart. On April 21, 2009 I lost my son to suicide. This video captures the emptiness perfectly.
Bill White introduces a new concept, precovery:
Precovery involves several simultaneous processes: physical depletion of the drug’s once esteemed value, cognitive disillusionment with the using lifestyle (a “crystallization of discontent” resulting from a pro/con analysis of “the life”), growing emotional distress and self-repugnance, spiritual hunger for greater meaning and purpose in life, breakthroughs in perception of self and world, and (perhaps most catalytic in terms of reaching the recovery initiation tipping point) exposure to recovery carriers–people who offer living proof of the potential for a meaningful life in long-term recovery. These precovery processes reflect a combustive collision between pain and hope.
Unfortunately, it can often take decades for these processes to unfold naturally. If there is a conceptual breakthrough of note in addictions field in recent years, it is that such processes can be strategically stimulated and accelerated. Today, enormous efforts are being expended to accelerate precovery processes for…
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