This week, we wanted to provide you with some encouragement on your journey as you avoid alcohol and other drugs! Feel free to use these with family and friends! Just be sure to tag us @bartowagainstdrugs and use #rethinkthedrink and #bartowagainstdrugs!
Seriously. Whenever the last time was that you had an alcoholic drink, let it be your true last time. Alcohol dependence can lead to untold horrors in your life and there are so many healthier ways to take care of yourself than to numb your emotions in drinks. Or better ways to have fun than partying with alcohol. Find those healthier ways to have fun and to practice good self care and you’ll be on your way to an all-around healthier life! We know you can do it.
Sometimes, just focusing on the healthier things in life can help us to decrease our bad habits simply because we don’t have enough time anymore to focus on them! What are some healthy habits you’re trying to cultivate in March?
This week, we found some fascinating articles about the dangers of alcohol, marijuana, and opioid use. Check them out, share them with friends and family, and spread some education on these vitally important topics to our culture!
> Parents: how well versed are you in your marijuana knowledge? Check out this article to brush up!
Anytime you’re trying to change a habit or better your life, it’s a good idea to have a strong support network. How many friends or family members could you count on to hold you accountable for that new habit you’re trying to cultivate? If your habit is to avoid harmful substances like alcohol, opioids, or marijuana, it is doubly important that you have people in your corner to cheer you on and advise you on the path you’ve chosen to tread. If you feel lonely in your walk or like you’re particularly struggling, take a long, hard look at your social and family group to see if they are supportive of your values and convictions. You can do it! We believe in you!
It can be frightening to think about the effects of harmful substances on your unborn baby. Learn as much as you can from this article from March of Dimes and avoid any dangerous substances abuse during your regular life, but especially during pregnancy! Alcohol, Smoking, and other Drugs: Why ten fingers plus ten toes doesn’t always equal the whole story
We hope you’ll read this article and really take it’s words of wisdom to heart today!