This week, we wanted to encourage you to fill the space left behind by avoiding drugs with positive, healthy activities! Instead of drinking away difficult emotions, go for a walk in nature to recharge your soul! Instead of mellowing out with marijuana, take a long hot bath. There are plenty of ways to calm yourself or sooth troubles that don’t rely on harmful drugs. You can do this!
This week, we want to encourage you to avoid alcohol, opioid misuse, marijuana, and tobacco. Whatever your “drug of choice”, we want to encourage you to set it aside in the interest of your health and the betterment of your future!
Binge drinking is one of the worst things you can do when consuming alcohol. Binge drinking can lead to all sorts of impairments, lead to accidents, and even lead to alcohol poisoning which can be fatal. Are you one of the 24%? If you are, you are not alone and you can always make a change for the better. Choose this day to avoid alcohol misuse and protect your body and mind from the dangers of consuming alcohol. If you are a teen, avoid alcohol altogether to protect your growing body and brain. If you are an adult, avoid alcohol misuse and make choices for your best health. We know you can do it!
It can be easy to brush off the dangers related to harmful drug use, but this week, we want to remind you of some of the many reasons to stay away from alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and the misuse of opioids.
How do you stay motivated to continue in your sobriety journey? It can be difficult to maintain a strong conviction when “everyone else is doing it.” A lot of people drink alcohol and consume other harmful drugs, but you can be strong in your plan to rethink the drink! We believe in you!
Binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a 2 hour period for men, 4 or more drinks during the same period for women) can lead to alcohol poisoning (which can be fatal) along with other issues.
It can be easy to give into temptation and binge on alcohol when at a party with friends or in another social setting where drinking is commonplace. Just remember to rethink the drink when you are in those situations. Choose a mocktail instead of an alcoholic drink! Try a new soda or tea. Just because you’re out with friends doesn’t mean you have to imbibe.
We believe in you! Stay strong this week.
This week, we want to encourage you that, even if you’re just starting out on a journey of sobriety or of avoiding alcohol and other harmful drugs, you are deserving of celebrating a victory! You’ve got this! Stay strong and take things one day at a time. One hour. One minute.