Am I Addicted?
Well Maybe. Maybe NOT.
Not everyone sent to a treatment program is actually addicted. Some are just arrested for bad judgment-- most often for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI or DUI). This has become a zero tolerance crime that often gets offenders a trip to jail, fines, license suspension, and costly "treatment' under a judge's diversion from going to jail.
Drunk Driving Kills Thousands in the US
Not everybody makes it home after drunk driving, so it could be worse than an arrest, suspended license and costs up to $10,000.
Click HERE to see a shocking short video seen by nearly 30 million people! And more discussion on the legal and statistical aspects of Drunk Driving.
Marijuana in America
Rotten Tomatoes presents a discussion and links about marijuana and the cultural aspects. Trailers and video called "Cultural High." This documentary tends to advocate for legalization and libertarianism about drug abuse.
What is an Addiction?
It's the practice of excessive using, even though it's against one's better judgment! Any of these are signs you may well be in trouble with an addiction:
- Do you drink or use almost everyday?
- Do you hide your bottles or stash from loved ones?
- Do you always drink MORE than ONE because you can't stop?
- Do you drink socially without getting drunk?
- Do you often drink alone and then just go to bed?
- Can you get through a day without getting high or drunk?
- Does your use upset your loved ones, or do you miss work/school?
- Do you black out, and forget what you did when you drink?
- Do you drink and drive regularly?
- Those are signs that your use has probably got you, and you're powerless to stop it. Time to get help, don't ya think?
How Addictions Work
This 70 min documentary "Pleasure Unwoven" by Institute for Addiction Studies. (Documentary DVD purchase available here)
Is it a disease or chosen behavior? The video details most modern alcoholic / drug addict,research.
Video is best for the addicted peeps AND those who LOVE them!See the free U-Tube video: CLICK HERE
How Recovery Works
Recovery isn't easy if you're fighting addiction or chronic drinking. But there's help from some churches with addiction programs, private, and government programs, and also AA - Alcoholics Anonymous. Learn about the 3 stages of recovery:
Alcohol Treatment Centers
Alcohol/Drug treatment Centers all require state or insurance (private) payments and some are court ordered; patients are tightly supervised during detox periods when they're coming down from their addiction. Most expect AA attendance as part of their programs.
The word around the area is that some treatment programs tend to be pretty strict, especially the court ordered or state-paid ones for those with no insurance. Wouldn't hurt to find out from people in AA who have been there.
Kansas City / Missouri Area Services
Click HERE, for sites in Kansas City, Lawrence KS, Missouri including DUI Details.
EGETGOING.COM national Online Treatment Group meets twice a week for six weeks - well known, paid for by most insurance. Live moderated group chat by appointment nights.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are two worldwide organizations that have started in America and existed WORLDWIDE. They are free programs operated by former alcoholics and addicts, and they have chapters in all cities in the country and many foreign countries.
Click HERE, to learn ALL about AA and NA!