Clarity

“Clarity”

I need to tell someone to make it real.

I woke up this morning, having drunk an obscene amount of alcohol over the weekend, and again last night, feeling absolutely lousy. Not sick or anything, but feeling like I’ve poisoned myself by the sheer quantity I consumed.

It is a beautiful day here – still technically Winter, but it feels like Spring. I don’t have to work until later in the week, and all the housework is done. Normally, that would mean a trip to the beach. However, I did the Math, and realised that I drank so much last night, that I still have alcohol in my system, and it wouldn’t be safe for me to drive.

Enough is enough. I have been telling myself for months that I just need to self regulate – stop drinking after a few drinks. But I never do – and end up drinking way too much. I looked in my ‘sent’ folder on my emails – and there are emails I’ve sent people over the last few days, that I don’t even remember writing.

Life is too short to waste all my spare time plastered. I have decided that the only sensible course of action is to abstain from alcohol completely for a while.

I am looking forward to sobriety actually. I miss that clarity of thought that I once had.”

-Anonymous

Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance

Do you use substances or engage in compulsive activities to regulate your mood? Do you reach for something sweet, a couple of drinks, or a pack of cigarettes after a difficult day because you can’t unwind without them? Do you race to the stores to spend away the day’s frustrations or run around in circles taking more time to get less done? If these self-defeating habits sound familiar, Emotional Sobriety will shed light on why and how these coping mechanisms threaten your health and impact resilience.

When we manage the stresses of the day by turning to outside ‘mood managers’ such as food, sex, work, shopping, gambling, drugs, and alcohol rather than healthier forms of ‘self-soothing,’ it is because we lack emotional sobriety–the state of processing our thoughts efficiently to bring our emotions into balance, says bestselling author and renowned addictions psychologist Tian Dayton, Ph.D. In her latest book, Emotional Sobriety, Dr. Dayton shares compelling, honest tales of her life experiences and case studies of those she has counseled.

Illustrating that emotional sobriety is a mind/body phenomenon, Dr. Dayton includes ideas on how to attain emotional literacy–the skill of translating feelings into words so that we can use our thought processes to understand and bring our emotions into balance–and how to calm the limbic system so that we can actually experience what we’re feeling. The limbic system processes our emotions and governs our mood, appetite, and sleep cycles. Repeated painful experiences, in childhood or adulthood, over which we have no ability or sense of control or escape can oversensitize us to stress andderegulate our limbic system. Dr. Dayton shows you through concrete examples how to bring your emotions and thoughts into balance and learn healthy ways of ‘self-soothing’ to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, rage, and the desire to self-medicate.

Alcohol Abuse by Talena

Alcohol Abuse
I am constantly seeing and hearing people brag about how drunk they’ve got or how much they’ve drunk like it’s something to be proud of, well I have news for you Abusing Alcohol is nothing to be proud of. Then you get the people who encourage this behaviour in others, when, maybe we as their friends, brothers and sisters, should be doing everything we can to help them with this problem and actually be telling them to pull their head in. Being a drunk is no better than being a drug addict. As White Nationalist who supposedly strive to be better than others, this behaviour should not be tolerated, and I personally find it appalling that not only is it happening but it is being encouraged. Those that have been involved in the movement for a long time and who are looked up to, should be acting as an example to the youngsters/newcomers.
Abusing any drug including alcohol will not only harm the body but also that person’s spirit. While drinking may be a part of our heritage/culture, Alcoholism is a cultural disease. There is nothing wrong with using alcohol but please try not to abuse it, drinking yourself into a stupor is not something that should ever be a regular habit. The easiest target is one that’s hammered. Remember self-discipline is the mark of a higher man.
Alcohol abuse is characterised by the uncontrolled consumption and need for it even though the person who is abusing it knows that it is negatively impacting his/her life in many ways. It is important to be able to spot the warning signs of alcoholism so you will be able to help a person who is going down the road of alcoholism. When you start seeing a person introduce alcohol into more of their activities then this may be a warning sign that they could be or could become an alcoholic.
Drinking is woven into the fabric of many societies – sharing a bottle of wine over a meal, going out for drinks with friends, celebrating special occasions with champagne. But because alcohol is such a common, popular element in many activities, it can be hard to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking.
If you consume alcohol simply to feel good, or to avoid feeling bad, your drinking could become problematic. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up on you, so it’s important to be aware of the warning signs and take steps to cut back if you recognise them. Understanding the problem is the first step to overcoming it.
Since drinking is so common in many cultures, especially the Skinhead culture, and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always easy to figure out where the line is between social drinking and problem drinking. The bottom line is how alcohol affects you. If your drinking is causing problems in your life, you have a drinking problem.
Denial is one of the biggest obstacles to getting help for alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The desire to drink is so strong that the mind finds many ways to rationalize drinking, even when the consequences are obvious. By keeping you from looking honestly at your behaviour and its negative effects, denial also exacerbates alcohol related problems with work, finances and relationships.

If you’re ready to admit you have a drinking problem, you’ve already taken the first step. It takes tremendous strength and courage to face alcohol abuse and alcoholism head on. Reaching out for support is the second step.
You cannot force someone you love to stop abusing alcohol. As much as you may want to, and as hard as it is to watch, you cannot make someone stop drinking. The choice is up to them.
Common signs and symptom of alcohol abuse include:
  • · Repeatedly neglecting your responsibilities at home, work, or school because of your drinking. For example, performing poorly at work, or unable to hold a job, flunking classes, neglecting your children, or skipping out on commitments because you are hung over
  • · Using alcohol in situations where it’s physically dangerous, such as drinking and driving, operating machinery while intoxicated, or mixing alcohol with prescription medication against doctor’s orders
  • · Experiencing repeated legal problems on account of your drinking. For example, getting arrested for driving under the influence or for drunk and disorderly conduct.
  • · Continuing to drink even though your alcohol use is causing problems in your relationships. Getting drunk with your buddies, for example, even though you know your partner will be very upset, or fighting with your family because they dislike how you act when you drink. Lying to others or hide your drinking habits. Having friends or family members who are worried about your drinking
  • · Drinking as a way to relax or de-stress. Many drinking problems start when people use alcohol to self soothe and relieve stress. Getting drunk after every stressful day, for example, or reaching for a bottle every time you have an argument with your spouse or boss
  • · Blacking out, or forgetting what you did while you were drinking
  • · If you find yourself sitting at home by yourself and getting hammered than yes I would say you have a problem
Talena – WAU Australia

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Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is an illegal drug in the same class as cocaine and other powerful street drugs. It has many nicknames—meth, crank, chalk or speed being the most common.

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/crystalmeth.html

 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated the worldwide production of amphetamine-type stimulants, which includes methamphetamine, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers.

The United States government reported in 2008 that approximately 13 million people over the age of 12 have used methamphetamine—and 529,000 of those are regular users.

In 2007, 4.5% of American high-school seniors and 4.1% of tenth grade students reported using methamphetamine at least once in their life.

 

In the United States, the percentage of drug treatment admissions due to methamphetamine and amphetamine abuse tripled from 3% in 1996 to 9% in 2006. Some states have much higher percentages, such as Hawaii, where 48.2% of the people seeking help for drug or alcohol abuse in 2007 were methamphetamine users.

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/crystalmeth/a-worldwide-epidemic-of-addiction.html

 

Meth Statistics #8: The estimated cost of making meth is $100 an ounce, with a street value of $800 an ounce.

Meth Statistics #9: While cheap for the people who make it, meth is costly for taxpayers. The OSBI estimates that it costs an average of $2,000 to clean up a lab. Many law enforcement agencies including the OSBI contract out for cleaning services. The OSBI spent $1 million on cleaning services each year.

Meth Statistics #10: The courts have felt the effects of the meth invasion, with several distinct courts overloaded with cases. Many are being dropped because of delays in meth testing at state laboratories.

Meth Statistics #11: This year, both the legislature and federal government have increased funding to prosecute meth manufacturers.

Meth Statistics #12: Methamphetamine’s high lasts for 6 to 12 hours, and 50% of the drug is removed from the body in 12 hours.

Meth Statistics #13: Meth’s street value is approximately $3,000 per pound.

Meth Statistics #14: Meth is a highly addictive drug that can be manufactured by using products commercially available anywhere in the United States.

Meth Statistics #15:Methamphetamine led to 10,447 visits to emergency departments in 1999, down from a peak of 17,665 in 1994.

Meth Statistics #16: Methamphetamine contributed to nearly 500 deaths in 1998, the last year for which data are available.

http://www.stopmethaddiction.com/Meth_Statistics.htm