“I found that when the pain of using began to exceed the pleasure, it was time to stop. Now it is just one simple rule that keeps me clean. Don’t drink no matter what.” For Dan, drinking is a gateway drug: one sip and he knows that he has begun a journey down a very dangerous road.

words of inspiration for someone fighting addiction I’m going to answer that question in a famous little Zen Koan, but this little Zen Koan has itself undergone an unprofound personality change of its own. What I mean by that is, that I have adapted some of my favorite Koans, removing hard to pronounce ancient Japanese names, places and customs, substituting with modern Recovery circumstances.

Poor posture takes its toll on pain in the neck and shoulders. It keeps the therapy industry booming. Every inch of forward head posture puts an additional 10 – 15 pounds of pressure on your neck and shoulders. Muscles knot up. It is called myofascial pain and the knots are called trigger points. The MyoPressers are accessories that fit under the straps. You control the amount of pressure. You can integrate some really nice treatment into your day rather than wait for your weekly therapy appointment (remember the psychiatric illustration).

Golden Rule # 5, Enlist the support of your family but realize they cannot be your only support. Addiction is a family disease and they may have their own issues to work on such as anger, enabling or codependency. You may accomplish this by opening communication with them and setting some limits and boundaries. You need to work on your issues. They need to work on theirs. They may help but cannot take them on and solve them. This may make a difference to you as it empowers your own recovery and is a method to keep you accountable.

words of inspiration for sobriety There are a lot of companies and salespeople out there who came up with incredibly creative ways to keep new orders coming in while the economy was slow. Some ran “fire sales,” while others turned to special financing and other gimmicks. A brave few even went out on a limb and hit the problem square on, referring to their deals as “recession bargains.” In each case, they recognized that their buyers were concerned about security, and used price as a way to draw people in.

When you decide to seek out help for your alcoholism, it’s important that you acknowledge the fact that you are also suffering from an addiction to a powerful drug. Once you face that fact, you can really start on the road to recovery.

words of encouragement for sobriety Understand how tenn drug abuse addiction comes about – Drug addiction can start of as a curiosity or be done because of peer pressure. It can begin with as mundane a step as taking prescription medications. Knowing the signs right at the onset can help you prevent even starting with just one use.

Which of these requests (as a percentage of a judgment’s face amount) for a cash upfront judgment purchase sale price seems the most reasonable? 3%, 6%, 8%, 12%, 25%, 33%, 50%, or 85%? I have heard everything, including these specific percentage requests. I also get some “I stand firm on a minimum price for my judgment of X” requests. The answer to every one of these amount and percentage quote requests is; none of the above. The cash upfront price paid for judgments always depends only on the available assets of the judgment debtor.