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Posted: May 18, 2015 by cpmacartersville in adults, alcohol abuse
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It can be difficult to remain sober in the midst of a group of friends who love to party with alcohol. It can be difficult to remain sober after struggling for a long time with alcoholism. Today on the blog, we’d love to encourage you in your commitment to sobriety! Here are 5 tips for keeping confident while staying sober.

1. Your sobriety is no one’s business but yours. // If someone gives you a hard time at a party or asks you why you choose to stay sober, politely reply that it is none of their business. 

2. Staying sober is a decision made out of strength, not weakness. // It’s easy to go along with the crowd and to keep drinking, but staying sober takes strength and the fact that you’ve made that choice for yourself is admirable. 

3. Don’t make a big deal of it. // Don’t feel like you have to tell everyone about your journey to sobriety. If you want to talk about it, then do, but if you’d rather not, just don’t mention it. 

4. Find mocktails you love so that you can still have a fun drink at parties. // Just because you don’t drink doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious party beverage. Find your favorite mocktail and make it your go-too drink on your next night out. 

5. Keep yourself active and healthy. // The more active you are and the more nutritious your diet, the better you will feel overall. If you feel good, chances are you won’t feel the temptation to drink quite as much. Devote yourself to a healthy lifestyle to keep yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy.

We hope these tips are helpful for you!

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I’ll never forget the time I was in high school visiting a friend’s house. Her mother was at home and allowing the teens present to drink in the house. It was one of those occasions of, “I’d rather them drink in the house than outside where they’d be driving or getting themselves into trouble.” I was deeply disturbed. All I could think about was the fact that if even one teenager managed to escape her notice and drive home, that person could have gotten into an accident and killed or killed someone else. It bothers me to this day and I knew even in high school that I would never offer alcohol to minors. There are just too many variables to control — not to mention the fact that alcohol can damage growing brains and bodies.

Thankfully that night no one was hurt, but it could easily have happened. I urge you today, DO NOT SERVE ALCOHOL TO MINORS. Be a good, responsible, wise role model.

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party drinkIt’s springtime! It’s that time of year when the flowers are blooming and everyone is desperate to get outside into the warmer weather! As graduation parties loom ahead and proms are every other weekend, we here at Rethink the Drink encourage you to host safe, alcohol-free parties! There are MILLIONS of ways to have fun without resorting to drugs. Here are 5 Tips for Keeping your Parties Alcohol Free and STILL have fun!

1. Have your guests bring their favorite non-alcoholic “mocktails”!

2. Serve spring-themed alcohol-free punch!

3. Have GREAT food as the rock-star of your event. 

4. Host a night of games, dancing, and karaoke to keep everyone entertained without the booze. 

5. Have a strict no-alcohol policy as people come into the door. 

We hope that you enjoy the springtime in healthy, alcohol-free ways! Rethink the drink! Also, Happy Alcohol Awareness Month!

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brainfunctionMany underage drinkers consume alcohol under the belief that it will bring them to life and make parties and other social gatherings “more fun”. The truth is, however, that alcohol is not a stimulating drug. It is a depressant. It suppresses the function of the central nervous system and causes your mental and physical faculties to become impaired while you’re under the influence. This is why it is so dangerous to drink and drive or drink around strangers or other people you don’t really know.

Consuming alcohol won’t necessarily make you “depressed” emotionally, but if you are already struggling with low moods and depression, consuming alcohol will certainly make it worse instead of better.

Know your alcohol facts. #rethinkthedrink

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Rockmart High Students conducted a survey among their classmates and found out that 78% of Rockmart High students drink SODA, WATER, or TEA when hanging with friends! Contrary to popular teen beliefs, everyone is NOT drinking. Most kids choose NOT to drink alcohol in their underage years. If you’re a teen struggling with peer pressure to consume alcohol, remember that you’re not alone in making wise decisions. Rethink the drink!

Thanks, Rockmart High, for sharing your positive information!!

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I keep up to date on the news about alcohol-related incidents and today I stumbled across an article about alcohol misuse headlining with this statement:

“Alcohol More Dangerous Than Drug Dealing or Gangs” ‘

It took me aback, but the article had sources and many well-founded statements. I think all drugs are dangerous and gang activity is typically violent and damaging. However, there is no doubt that alcohol is usually more easily accessible for minors than many other drugs. Alcohol can lead to a host of illnesses and can even result in death (even if from just one night of binge drinking). What are your thoughts?

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