Posts Tagged ‘sobriety’

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Posted: April 15, 2016 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness
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Feel free to share these graphics with your friends and family! Rethink the drink this spring!

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Thinking About Your New Year Resolutions?

Posted: January 8, 2016 by cpmacartersville in sobriety
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It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution to rethink the drink! Alcohol misuse is associated with health problems, social problems, and decreased overall well being. Include a goal to avoid alcohol altogether for  a few weeks and see how much better you feel! Already avoiding alcohol? Congratulate yourself and be sure to include some goals to stay healthy all year!

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The 4th of July is tomorrow and we at Rethink the Drink know how much fun it is to cook out with friends and family and enjoy the holiday. However, you can have just as much fun, if not more, without alcohol! Here are our top three tips for celebrating Independence Day safely and alcohol-free!

>> 1) Eliminate alcohol from your 4th of July party! — Alcohol and fireworks, physical activity, and driving DO. NOT. MIX. Considering most 4th of July parties involve all of those things, keep your friends and family safe by eliminating the alcohol. Not only is it extremely dangerous to mix alcohol and fireworks, but it is potentially fatal to mix alcohol with intense physical activity (in summer heat) and driving. Just don’t do it. Rethink the drink.

>> 2) Designate sober drivers for those who do drink! — Even if you choose not to serve alcohol at your own get-together, some of your guests may bring their own or may have been drinking already by the time they arrive. Make sure that EVERYONE who has consumed alcohol has a safe, sober driver to take them home. Confiscate keys if you have to. Do you part to keep intoxicated drivers off the road!

>> 3) Stay hydrated! — If your party is outdoors, it can get extremely toasty. Make sure you have plenty of alcohol-free beverages to keep yourself and your guests hydrated for a full day of fun! 

We truly hope you have a fun, safe holiday tomorrow! Happy 4th of July from Rethink the Drink!

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Find a Sobriety Buddy

Posted: June 1, 2015 by cpmacartersville in Teens
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If you are a teen who’s chosen to remain sober, it might be a great idea to find a friend who has also chosen the path of sobriety. Having social support for your choices is a great way to ensure that you’ll be able to maintain your commitments. If you are having trouble finding a friend in your school or sports team, try an online support group or forum. You’re never alone on your journey! Stay strong and rethink the drink!

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Today on the blog, we have five reasons to avoid alcohol as a teenager. These reasons are related to health and social relationships. We hope you’ll take them to heart and use them as inspiration to maintain sobriety as a teen!

  1. Alcohol can damage your growing brain and affect your mind later in life.
  2. Alcohol abuse can lead to violent behavior.
  3. Alcohol abuse can lead to risky sexual behaviors.
  4. Repeated alcohol abuse can lead to alcohol dependency.
  5. Sobriety takes a great deal of personal fortitude and can bolster your self-esteem.

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Inspiration for Sobriety!

Posted: May 22, 2015 by cpmacartersville in alcohol abuse, alcohol awareness, sobriety
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While gathering news articles for our Facebook posts for the week, I came across a wonderful article about sobriety. I thought I’d share the link for those who are looking for inspiration on their paths of sobriety.

>> 6 Things I Learned During Two Years Without Alcohol

Read it. Share it. Take inspiration from it!

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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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