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A warning to all teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Program sponsored by the California Highway Patrol and involves Police, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, and Students to prevent drinking and driving. Conducted at Newbury Park High. Produced & Directed by Joe Lam. Shining Light - http://shininglightpictures.com
Drinking alcohol in the presence of your child will be considered illegal if amendments to the Nairobi County Alcoholic Control and Licensing Bill become law. Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero said that cases of children starting to consume alcohol at a tender age had been associated with parents exposing them to alcohol consumption at home.
“Most children are attracted to alcohol once they see their parents drinking it and in most cases, this propels them to indulge in alcohol. So we want to tackle this problem from that level,” he said. Dr Kidero, however, did not highlight how his government would monitor in Kidero added that the county government would put stringent measures in place to tackle drug and substance abuse in public schools.
He noted that illegal structures that had been built around schools, which act as dens where children access drugs and other illegal substances, would be demolished. “We are going to fence all public schools within the county that have not been fenced and demolish any illegal structures found around the institutions. Hawking around public schools will also be considered illegal,” he said. The governor noted that there were also plans to increase the current fine from Sh20,000 to Sh500,000 for individuals found exposing under age children to alcohol and substance abuse.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/entertainment/article/4273/why-you-should-not-drink-alcohol-in-the-presence-of-your-kidshomes
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/entertainment/article/4273/why-you-should-not-drink-alcohol-in-the-presence-of-your-kids
by Alberta Sequeira
Why is everyone making so much of my drinking
All my friends are doing the same
I can give it up anytime
I only drink beer
I don’t need a rehab
I don’t have a problem
If you left me alone, I wouldn’t have a drink
I left my recovery program because they dug too deep into my private life
I drink to fit into the crowd
Drinking gives me confidence
I’ve cut down on my drinks
It helps me handle my shyness
It makes me forget
I’m not hurting anyone
I don’t miss work or school, so there isn’t a problem
ALL REMARKS THAT COULD LEAD TO DEATH!
I am working on a new blog for just my talents with writing and speaking. The blog is http://www.albertasequeira.org through WordPress. It will take a few months to carry over my information from my website to the blog. Once I do, I will no longer have the website. This will take 3-6 months to complete so many of you will know of the changes before it happens.
The new blog is getting started and you are all welcome to review it. Please, realize it won’t be a completed blog for sometime. I welcome comments like I do on this site. Let me know what you want to read. Anything special?
This blog will remain one for anything related to alcohol and drug abuse. The other will be dedicated to writers and authors.
Thank you for the support!
Alberta Sequeira’s speaking engagement at the Lakeville Library in Lakeville, Massachusetts on Thursday evening, February 6th from 6-8 pm went well with close to 50 people attending. It was a night on the effect of alcoholism on the whole family and the addict. Ms. Sequeira introduced her new Narrative Non-Fiction What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict: In Their Own Words.
It was a program for both the addict and their family members. There were 34 alcoholics and drug addicts who contributed their stories in the book who wanted the world to know what they believe hasn’t and is not working in their recovery programs. They also tell family members how they can support and help them get out of denial to want professional help.
Alberta is available to speak at anyone’s event, privately to substance abusers, at women’s ministries, organizations, businesses, court-ordered program or to the public. Email me at email@example.com for a quote.
A convicted drug dealer will be sent to a locked-down substance abuse treatment center for a series of probation violations, which includes furnishing alcohol to minors.
Christopher T. Cook, 24, of 152 1/2 Whittlesey Ave., was ordered Friday to spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. He will remain on three years of intensive probation.
Cook admitted to several probation violations Friday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
One of those offenses was being charged with furnishing alcohol to minors and disorderly conduct (intoxication). The misdemeanors were for an Oct. 5 incident investigated by the Norwalk Police Department. Police said the four other suspects who were charged in connection with the underage drinking party were between the ages of 18 and 20.
Besides being found to under the influence of alcohol Oct. 5, Cook also admitted to testing positive for THC, oxycodone and three other drugs during a Feb. 1 drug screen. He also failed to report for probation office visits and didn’t participate in court-ordered substance abuse treatment.
The state filed an earlier probation violation against Cook, but dismissed it in September. Probation officer Andrea Cooke told Judge Jim Conway the dismissal happened because it appeared the defendant was turning his life around at the time, but he later tested positive for drug usage five times.
The defendant’s underlying conviction is trafficking in oxycodone, which was for an Oct. 24, 2011 controlled drug buy. As part of a plea deal in early June, prosecutors dismissed two similar charges in connection with Oct. 25 and Dec. 6, 2011 incidents.
During his pre-sentence interview prior to being sentenced in late August, Cook had a positive drug screen. He later served 30 days in the Huron County Jail.