We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
Disciplining yourself to do what is right and important,
although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem
and personal satisfaction.
HEALTH & WELLNESS STRATEGIES
Better Health Often Begins With Self-Esteem
Good health doesn't just happen. It requires proactive thinking, a good strategy and a realistic plan. Even with all of these things, change is hard.
One obstacle for many of us is low self-esteem. According to psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Solomons, our "self-esteem system" moves us to make good, healthy, constructive and adaptive life decisions. But when this system "goes wrong", we can make decisions that are self-destructive or harm others. Read more about Our Self-Esteem System, including strategies for improving your self-esteem, in this fascinating article by Elizabeth Venzin in World of Psychology. Other tips for building self-esteem include reading to build your brain; make new friends; build social skills; experience something new; don't pity yourself; and never stop looking for a challenge.
For help in getting started with your health and wellness program, take that first step and contact one of The Council's Recovery Community Centers today. The Council offers information, resources and support in the areas of healthy nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, stress management, spirituality, recovery, mental health and more. Even small changes in attitude, behavior and lifestyle can promote health and lead to developing better habits. And before you know it, big changes become possible and within your reach.
We all can grow in making healthy choices and healthy habits for ourselves and our family. Start today!
HEAVY DRINKERS PRONE TO MEMORY DEFICITS
History of Drinking Problem Linked to Memory Lapses
Later In Life
People who have a history of drinking problems by the time they are middle-aged are more than twice as likely to exhibit memory problems in later life as those who don't, according to a recent study. "Does it matter if you were a heavy drinker in your 20's as opposed to your 40's? We can't tell from this study," said Iain Lang, the lead author. A drinking problem was defined as answering "yes" to at least 2 of the following four questions:
Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
Have you ever felt guilty about drinking?
Have people every annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning?
Other studies suggest that early alcohol-related cognitive damage may be preventable in many cases if people stop drinking, exercise, get regular sleep and give up smoking. The study appears in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and can be read here.
Some Upcoming Events
Aug. 20th:Meet The Council Open House, 8 - 9 am at 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901
September 12, 2014: 7:05 pm. Recovery Night at the Baseball Game, Phillies vs. Marlins, Citizens Bank Park. Click here for tickets.
September 20, 2014: PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2014, Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. Click here to register and get more information.