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Monday, September 28, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
- Stop using and injecting drugs.
- Enter and complete drug abuse treatment, including relapse prevention.
- If you continue to inject drugs, take the following steps to reduce personal and public health risks:
- Never re-use or "share" syringes, water, or drug preparation equipment.
- Use only sterile syringes obtained from a reliable source (e.g., a pharmacy or a syringe access program).
- Always use a new, sterile syringe to prepare and inject drugs.
- If possible, use sterile water to prepare drugs; otherwise use clean water from a reliable source (e.g., fresh tap water).
- Always use a new or disinfected container ("cooker") and a new filter ("cotton") to prepare drugs.
- Clean the injection site with a new alcohol swab before injecting drugs.
- Safely dispose of syringes after one use.
|A comprehensive approach is the most effective strategy for preventing HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne infections in drug-using populations and their communities.|
|Comprehensive HIV prevention programs can help drug users stop using drugs, change their risk behaviors, and reduce their risks for acquiring or transmitting the HIV infection.|
HIV testing and counseling services are an important part of comprehensive HIV prevention programs. These services are most effective when a range of anonymous and confidential testing options are available in diverse, accessible settings (e.g., mobile clinics) and at nontraditional times. The most current, rapid testing technologies can be especially useful. These allow drug users and others at risk to learn their test results as soon as they are available, plan a course of action to stop using drugs and reduce their risk of transmitting HIV to others, and get a referral to appropriate drug abuse treatment and other health services. HIV testing and counseling staff also can inform drug users about their potential risks for contracting HBV and HCV and explain why it is important to be tested for these and other blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections. Staff are trained to help people who test positive for HIV and/or other infections to inform their drug use and sex partners about their potential risks for infection and the importance of getting testing and counseling.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Posted by:Cathy Taughinbaugh
Do you struggle with what to say to your child?
Are you looking for those words that will make a difference?
I was very moved by Karen Salmansohn’s article, 7 Things Parents Should Tell Their Kids Everyday.
As always, I went to that place of, “If I had said those seven things everyday, maybe my kids would not have struggled with drugs and alcohol.”
While these seven message would be helpful for any child to hear, I have to remind myself that addiction doesn’t discriminate. There are kids who were given everything they needed and more, and still went on to have a drug or alcohol problem.
Nevertheless, her messages are strong powerful words of wisdom that go a long to building self-esteem and empowering kids at any point in their life.
I have often been asked the question by parents as to what to say to kids as they struggle to make sense of their life. Parents often feel that they are walking on eggshells. Their kids have made a major detour because of their drug and alcohol use. They may be struggling to get their life back on track, or simply still in the midst of their drug use.
Parents so often hope that they will say the golden words that will make a difference.
We’ve been told so often that there is nothing that we can do. We need to detach and let go. There may come a time when that is all that a person can do.
Studies have shown, however, that parents do have an influence and can make a difference.
Letting our kids know when they are struggling with substances, that we are still there for them and will be waiting for them on the other side can give them the inner strength that they need to start their life anew.
Here are some ideas on things that you can say when your child is struggling with drugs or alcohol.
1. “I love you.”
While we can change these three little words up in a variety of ways, the basic “I love you” gets the message across at this critical time with no confusion.
I use every opportunity these days to add those three simple words at the end of every phone conversation and every goodbye. I don’t think any of us, no matter what our age or our situation, can hear it enough. When you going through a rough patch, you need to hear “I love you” more than ever.
2. “I understand.”
While we may not have expected our kids to take the path of drug and alcohol misuse, understanding can go a long way in helping them to know that you are there for them. You have taken the time to do the work to have a deeper understanding about why they felt they needed to relieve their pain and numb their emotions. By understanding you are a source of help and guidance and your child will know that ultimately, you are there for them.
3. “How can I help?”
Offering to help is the greatest gift you can give your child. Giving out money that is spent on drugs or alcohol is never the answer, but help can come in a variety of other forms, and can make a difference when your child is struggling.
Think of ways that you can help that will give your child the chance to start again. You may offer to pay for counseling, in-house treatment or for the first couple of months of a sober living home. If that is not possible, look for less costly treatment options. While your child may not decide to take you up on your offer of help immediately, they will know that help is available for them when they are ready.
4. ”I respect you.”
As your child struggles to make better choices, they need your love and respect. Everyone knows that the choices that they made were not good ones. You can, however respect the hard work that they have chosen to do to change their lives. It isn’t easy to be sober or to seek a better way when the temptation to return to old habits is always lingering in the wings.
Each morning, your child makes a new decision about what path he will take that day. It gets easier down the road, but it is a challenge for someone just starting out. Kids that never made the decision to let drugs or alcohol run their life deserve our respect. Overcoming a substance use problem deserves our respect as well and telling our kids, we respect them, helps them respect themselves once again.
5. “I will support your positive change.”
Give your child the message that you will support their long-term recovery or positive change. This is a message that is helpful for them, but also helpful for parents as you think through each action you take to decide if you are being helpful or enabling
Acknowledging positive change is a good thing. While we would like to think this is something that is already ingrained in our kids, the bottom line is that they’ve taken a detour in life and we need to do what we can to support their safe return. It takes work and effort to change the negative cycle and start down a healthier path. Sending a clear message of what you will and will not support will make a difference for their future.
6. “We can get through this together.”
Letting your child know that this is a team effort helps. I am divorced from my child’s father, but we came together to help each other come up with solutions for the problem when my daughter was ready to make a change in her life. We both loved our daughter dearly and wanted only the best for her. Working together with your child and with those immediately affected, so that you are all moving in the same direction, can make a difference. Whether you are married or divorced, putting aside differences and collaborating as a family unit helps to move things forward to a better place.
7. “Don’t forget, you were meant to shine.”
As Marianne Williamson says, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” I like the idea of reminding our kids that there is a greater purpose for their lives that is waiting for them. Fear is often what is holding them back, but when they peel back the layers, they too can find their greatness and shine. We all need to know that while we may stumble and fall, we can always get up and go on to be our best selves.
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
20 SIGNS YOU’re Becoming Your Best Self
By now, you may have realized that you came here on a mission greater than anyone ever told you about growing up.
Some event or person may have woken you up out of a deep slumber, and now you see the world through new eyes. It may feel like you’ve stripped away your camouflaged skin to reveal your true colors – if you need some more clarity about whether you have begun to embody your best self, consider the following guidance.
20 SIGNS YOU’RE BECOMING YOUR HIGHER SELF
1. YOU FEEL MOVED BY SOME GRAND MISSION HERE ON EARTH.
You have awakened to your soul’s calling; you may have recently quit your job or even moved to a new city in order to facilitate your newfound calling. The old paradigm doesn’t resonate with you anymore, and you have released these outdated thoughts to accommodate your soul’s desires.
2. YOU FEEL PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY LIGHTER.
You might feel alive for the first time in years, because you have begun to accept your most genuine nature. During this time, you may even miraculously recover from chronic ailments, or be drawn to healthier, more nutritious foods to match your new vibration.
3. THINGS BEGIN TO MANIFEST AT LIGHTNING SPEED.
What you truly desire seems to come into your life almost effortlessly, and in much less time than before. The universe sends you assuring signs regularly, whether through songs playing frequently on the radio, meeting the right people at the opportune time, or even in your dreams. Your intentions have been made clear to the universe, and now it’s responding to your energy.
4. YOU ATTRACT EXACTLY WHO YOU NEED TO MEET.
Some people call this your “Soul Family” or “Soul Tribe,” because you meet them and feel like you’ve known them for lifetimes before. In this life, they appear at various stages to help you along your path and reconnect with you to give you comfort and guidance.
5. YOU FEEL TOTALLY COMFORTABLE IN YOUR SKIN.
You don’t have to think about who you are, because you’re simply BEING it. What you act, think, and say form a perfect harmony, and you don’t feel the need to fight your inner self anymore. You let it shine proudly, and people notice.
6. YOU DON’T TRY TO REPRESS ANY EMOTIONS, BUT INSTEAD HONOR THEM.
You no longer feel that your thoughts and feelings own you; you simply observe them and allow them to move effortlessly through you. You realize that people experience many different feelings depending on their moods and situations they encounter, and nurture every emotion that washes over you.
7. YOU NO LONGER SEEK LOVE OR ATTENTION OUTSIDE YOURSELF.
You know that you embody love in the flesh, and realize that love will come to you only when you find it within first. You practice self-love and self-care, and you’ve learned to accept yourself as you are in this moment.
8. YOU’VE GIVEN UP THE VICTIM MENTALITY.
Since we have all come here on Earth due to past life karma, you know that blaming anyone or anything outside yourself will only perpetuate bad karma. You accept all responsibility for your own happiness and choices in life.
9. YOU FEEL THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF ALL LIFE.
You see yourself in your fellow humans, lions, tigers, bears, dandelions, trees, and rivers. You know it’s all energy expressed in different forms, and you have learned to honor and respect all life on Earth.
10. YOU KNOW HOW TO BALANCE YOUR OWN ENERGIES.
As you continue to evolve, you may notice that you can attune your energy to the frequency you wish to emit. You have learned to remove any unwanted energies within your body, and may even assist others with balancing their energies as well.
11. YOU HAVE TAMED EGOISTIC DESIRES.
You no longer care to run the rat race of consuming and spending just to inflate your false self and impress others. You know what brings real meaning in life, and feel very detached from material possessions.
12. YOU DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT YOU.
Now that you feel so confident in your own skin, you don’t need to rely on other’s opinions to bolster your ego. You don’t need anyone’s approval to be you, and you realize that people spread hatred only when they themselves feel insecure. You offer love to them instead of stooping down to their vibrational level.
13. YOU ONLY LISTEN TO YOUR OWN HEART.
You appreciate the opinion of others, but know that only you can make necessary decisions about your life. Only you know what’s best for you, so you don’t let others lead you astray.
14. FEAR DOESN’T HOLD YOU BACK ANYMORE.
You no longer let fear motivate your decisions, and instead feel driven by love and excitement. You realize that fear is only an illusion, and trust your highest self to guide you in the right direction.
15. YOU DON’T IDOLIZE LEADERS.
You have become your own guru, and know that only you hold the answers which you seek. You may have learned from these leaders, but see the same potential within yourself to teach and be taught.
16. YOU SPEAK YOUR TRUTH, EVEN IF IT ISN’T POPULAR.
You know that the real truth has been buried beneath piles of lies for years now, and feel obligated to share the knowledge you’ve gained. People may laugh or dismiss your words as ludicrous conspiracies, but you press on without faltering. You have a duty to awaken the masses, and stand firmly in your beliefs.
17. YOU FORM BETTER, DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS.
As your relationship with yourself improves, so do all the other ones in your life. Communication gets easier, and you spend more time laughing and hugging with friends and family than you did before.
18. YOU HAVE A NEWFOUND PASSION FOR LIFE.
Maybe you once felt like a zombie, aimlessly walking through a dismal existence. Now, you feel vibrant, excited, and moved to live your best life with every breath you take.
19. YOU SPREAD HAPPINESS AND LOVE TO OTHERS.
Instead of putting people down to appease your ego, you lift others up so they will feel better about themselves. This does not hurt your ego, but it nourishes your soul. You have helped yourself, so you now know how to help others.
20. ABUNDANCE GREETS YOU IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE.
You suddenly find ways of making money that you never saw before, which allows you to buy healthier foods and live a higher quality life. The universe has rewarded you for living your truth, and this financial freedom enhances your own life as well as the lives of everyone around you.