Alcohol Addiction Facts ? Rehab

If you are suffering from an alcohol addiction, you are not alone. Alcoholism is a word that sometimes has negative social connotations, and just because a person drinks alcohol does not mean that they are an alcoholic. The amount of alcohol consumed varies greatly from person to person that develops alcoholism, and is also affected by genetic predisposition, and social and emotional health. Alcohol by definition is a disease that results from a persistent use of alcohol despite negative personal, emotional, financial, and professional consequences. Heavy alcohol use accompanied by dependence and symptoms of withdrawal, and the inability to recognize that every bad thing has been related to an alcohol addiction.

The sometimes uncontrollable urge to drink leads to constant preoccupation with the drug. Also leads to arrests for drunk driving and extra expenses for a good dui lawyer

According to numerous online sources, the most common substance of abuse resulting in dependence in patients presenting for treatment is alcohol. Overcoming an addiction to anything can be difficult, but there is help and hope available to people who want to stop drinking and get their lives back on track. The mind is more powerful than any drug, and to discover this is to truly be on the road to recovery. Addicts have to make a conscious choice to get and stay sober, one day at a time, and learn how to control the cravings. It’s not something that can be done alone, which is why there are treatment facilities all over the country, most of which are privately owned substance abuse recovery centers. The philosophy of AA or Alcoholics Anonymous has proven to be helpful to many alcoholics in their fight against alcohol addiction, and the program is often used as an adjunct treatment with other therapies, such as in an inpatient setting. AA also encourages communication with a sponsor to help guide the addict through the recovery process, and provide support while working through the program.

Learn more about effects of alcohol as well as alcohol facts and the truth about alcohol addiction and drunk driving. Some online literature discusses at length what drives alcohol addiction, detailing the effects of alcohol and describes some of the research being done to correct drinking problems. Alcohol continues to be the most greatly abused substance despite the wide-spread negative consequences. Even after public outbursts, divorce, loss of employment, revocation of driving privileges, and loss of life and limb, alcoholics continue to drink because it is so highly addicted in people who are predisposed to this disease. If you or someone you know is giving part of their life to alcohol, encourage them to get help. It may take a series of bad events to get the point across, and for many alcoholics, this is what it takes to see their illness in a different light.

Dr. Oz: Fenugreek fights diabetes; eat fat-burning snacks for weight loss

If you’re concerned about diabetes, you know that blood sugar spikes can be serious. On his Feb. 21 talk show, Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed how fenugreek can stabilize blood sugar and fight diabetes. Plus: Discover new Oz-approved fat-burning snacks to accelerate your weight loss.

Fenugreek slows down your body’s digestion of carbohydrates while decreasing the absorption of glucose. As a result, it can help to control your blood sugar while battling diabetes, says Dr. Oz.

How to use: Add the seeds as a spice to meals. It’s particularly good in vegetable dishes or soups. Dr. Oz recommends one tablespoon a day.

Where to find: Look in the grocery store or online, such as Starwest Botanicals Organic Fenugreek Seed.

Also featured on the same episode, Dr. Oz dished up his new weight loss discoveries: Snacks that actually boost your body’s ability to burn fat.

Dr. Oz recommends:

  • Use figs as snacks to reduce your hunger and burn fat faster. Tip: Look for brands without added sugar and chemicals, such as Indus Organic Turkish Jumbo Dried Figs (click for details).
  • Licorice root blocks an enzyme that plays a role in fat accumulation and helps control cravings. You can also find it in tea form, such as Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea.
  • Protein-packed pistachios help you stay full, reducing your cravings. Tip: If you have a problem with portion control, look for mini bags, such as 130-calorie bags of Wonderful Pistachios.
  • Hydrating watermelon supports your metabolism. Try one cup in a smoothie to lose weight more easily.
  • High in polyunsaturated fats, pine nuts make your body burn calories faster. Dr. Oz suggests two tablespoons three times a week. Look for pine nuts in health food stores or online, such as Good Sense Pine nuts.
  • Make snacks that use beans, which have soluble fiber and reduce fattening inflammation. Try the recipe below as an example.

Midnight Brownies

This recipe was created by Kim, a guest of “The Dr. Oz Show” who lost more than 200 pounds. The secret ingredient: black beans. Kim authored a book about how she lost the weight: “Finally Thin!: How I Lost More Than 200 Pounds and Kept Them Off–and How You Can, Too” (click for details).

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a food processor, mix all brownie ingredients (except chips) together. Chop on high, until smooth. Clean off sides and blend for another 20 seconds. Add the chips and stir well. Spread into the 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about 1 hour at room temperature.

Frosting
Ingredients

  • 6 oz. fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp semisweet mini chocolate chips, melted

Directions

With a whisk attachment on an electric beater, blend all ingredients until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over the top of the cooled brownies. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the 2 tbsp of chips with a 2-second spray of nonstick cooking oil. Using a spoon, swirl the chocolate on top. Allow it to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Sofex Jordan 2014 Where Marvels of Tomorrow Will Take Its Metal Shape

The Sofex Jordan will take place in the month of May 2014, in Jordan where latest innovations relating to peacekeeping equipment, homeland security, ammunitions and numerous security related products and services will be on display. It offers a unique opportunity for those interested in such aspects to learn more about the cutting edge developments taking place in these fields which have relevance for people and countries the world over.

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As greater emphasis is placed on national defense and security, and the technology advances to create devices that make life in the 21st century amazingly secure and comfortable by providing convenience and ease at the finger tips of man, more and more interest is vested on the new machines that are being called to life. In this setting, the Sofex Jordan takes place in the month of May 2014, in the city of Jordan, while countless people swarm in to witness the glory of this century expressed in mean machines.

Sofex Jordan will exhibit the latest additions to the portfolios of peacekeeping equipment, homeland security, ammunitions and numerous security related products and services. Manufacturers and suppliers of Armored Vehicles, Military Transport Vehicles, Counter Infiltration Equipment, Border Security, Long Range Reconnaissance Vehicles, CT Vehicles, Military Navigation Devices, Night Vision Systems, Land, Sea and Air delivery methods, Rapid Intervention Vehicles,, De-mining Equipment,, Military Procurement, Secure Communications Systems, NBC Warfare Equipment, Armour Weapons Systems and portable Anti-Tank, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Systems, Military Uniforms and Textiles, Special Forces Training, Small, Medium and Heavy Caliber Weapons, Vehicle Mounted Weapons Systems, Ammunition and Explosives (Military Ordnances), Field Medical Equipment, CT Training, Security Consulting and Internal Security Training will be present at this event.

The plethora of high tech wonders on display will attract large audiences to Sofex Jordan, including dealers and suppliers as well as manufacturers of vehicles both local and overseas, army personnel as well as foreign delegates. Media coverage will also be comprehensive at this outstanding event. Hence the return that the exhibitors receive in terms of brand visibility and exposure will indeed be immense.

Those who would like to attend the event is advised to pre book a hotel in Amman Jordan as hundreds of international visitors are expected to be present at the event to admire the technological marvels, which will be on display. An Amman hotel, such as the Millennium Hotel Amman which is centrally located in Amman will help the visitors to attend the event with less hassle while being treated to the best of Jordan’s luxuries.

Dr. Oz unveils detox diet to revitalize metabolism: Lose 10 pounds in 10 days

Can you give your metabolism a makeover that boosts fat-burning and weight loss? Yes, says Dr Mehmet Oz. On his Feb. 24 talk show, Dr. Oz unveiled a new detox diet that helps you shed up to 10 pounds and prevent disease in just 10 days.

Dr. Oz explained that his detox diet is based on the research and weight loss program designed by his guest expert, Dr. Mark Hyman, author of “The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast” (click for details).

Dr. Hyman says that benefits of the 10-day detox plan include:

  • Lose up to 10 pounds
  • Reverse chronic health problems such as joint point and type 2 diabetes
  • Alleviate brain fog and allergies
  • Prevent conditions such as acne and headaches
  • Help autoimmune disease

However, he told Dr. Oz that to succeed with both weight loss and prevention of disease, you will need to eliminate the following foods from your meals and snacks during the 10-day period:

  • Processed foods unless it is a canned whole food such as sardines or artichokes with only a few real ingredients such as water or salt
  • Any food or drink that contains added sugar (including honey, molasses, agave, maple syrup, organic cane juice or artificial sweeteners), especially any sugar-sweetened beverages or fruit juices
  • Anything that contains hydrogenated oils and refined vegetable oils (like corn or soybean oil)
  • Any foods with artificial sweeteners, preservatives, additives, coloring, or dyes
  • Anything sugar or flour based (cookies, cakes, candies, etc.)
  • Grains (rice, oats, quinoa) and all foods made from flours (crackers, pasta, bread, pretzels, etc.)
  • Starches (sweet potato, potato, squash, parsnip, beets, etc.)
  • Beans and legumes (chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, kidney beans, etc.)
  • Dairy (yogurt, sour cream, cheese, milk, etc.)
  • Coffee and anything caffeinated (tea, soft drinks, lattes, etc.)
  • Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, etc.)

Minorca The Jewel In The Crown Of The Balearics Islands

Minorca or Menorca is the second largest of the Balearics islands and yet even today remains the least developed, this in the sense that you will not find the place booming out lound music day and night, even today there is only one true discotheque on the island yes they still refer to it as a discotheque not night club, you will find more bars and restaurants serving authentic Spanish meals as opposed to burger and chips, although as they cater to the English tourist then English meals are readily available. The main diet of Menorcan’s themselves unsurprisingly is fish, one dish they are famous for is their lobster casserole (recommended). Minorca is also famed for it’s special blend of gin’s the best known of these is Xoriguer , and has been distilled on the island since the 18th century, the gin is made from grape and not grain as traditional London gins are.
Pay a visit to the distillery near the port of Mahon and get to try all the locally-produced liquors , of which at the last count there was about 12 .

Who ever the custodians of Minorca were when General Franco died in 1974 , i believe a decision was made by them to keep Minorca as close to it’s roots as possible, and who ever has been in charge since has carried this on. You will not find the 18 to 30 hordes partying all day and night here. That’s left for it’s cousins Majorca and Ibiza, what you will find is the more mature tourist and young families who enjoy the many beautiful and safe beaches. Please do not get me wrong there is night life here, in many of the bars and hotels you will find the normal mixture of music, karaoke and live entertainment including flaminco dancing, most of this entertainment finishes at 11pm but if you fancy dancing till the early hours then the place to go is Cova d’en Xoroi ,The Cova d’en Xoroi is a large complex of caves which has been converted to a discotheque, you will find this halfway down the cliffs, about 3/4 of the way along the south coast, (going from west to east) the Cova d’en Xoroi is open seven day’s a week in full season (check times out of season) from 10am till the early hours, this is well worth the visit for the spectacular views and especially the sunsets

The island is 50km long (north-west to south-east) and 20 km wide. The capital Mahon (which is also the name of the airport) boast the second largest natural harbour in the world (Pearl Harbour being the largest).When i first started visiting Minorca in the late 70′s the airport was no more than a shack, today to cope with over 1million visitor’s, Mahon airport is one of the most modern in the Balearics.

Although there is a spluttering of tour operators hotels on the island the majority of tourist that come to the island are of the self-catering variety and rent one of the many apartments or villas on the island, but even here the present day government has stepped in and stopped any more developments, one knock on effect of this is that the price of property is some of the most expensive in the Balearics.

The best time’s to visit Minorca .

As stated earlier this beautiful island has a huge pull for families this means children and lot’s of them, now I have nothing against children I was one myself once , but you need to be aware that between the last two weeks in July and the first two weeks in September (the English school holidays) then there will be lots of young families on the island, as I have said I have nothing against young children , in fact both of my children loved going to Minorca when they were young and because of the safe beach’s there they learnt to swim in the sea at a very young age. But like me if you are of a more mature age and just want a break and enjoy the peace and quite of a beautiful island then I have found the best time to visit Minorca is June or the backend of September.
I usually take the second week in June, and have found the temperature to be around the low 70s in the day which is quite pleasant, however I would suggest you pack a couple of sweaters or light jacket as the evenings at this time of the year can get quite chilly
The other pluses going this time of year is you will generally be able to pick up a cheap flight ,(flight time from Gatwick or Stanstead is about 1 hour 45 mins) and also secure a discount on your accommodation , a lot of the holiday accommodation on the island is privately owned and as the season does not get into full swing until July owners are only to pleased to be able to get a week or two extra bookings and will generally offer a discount, as will the car hire firms , and of course as the island is not yet into full holiday mood you will find dinning out to be a more relaxing experience with less crowded bars and restaurants. Minorca is not an all year round holiday island, it is known as the windy island and while this can be quite pleasant in the heat of the summer the breeze can be quite deceptive as to how hot the sun really is so beware the sun burn especially for the little ones . In winter the wind can and does bring it’s fair share of rain.

A Glimpse of Ancient Maldives – A Rich Cultural Heritage

Historical references show that the first settlers of Maldives were the Dravidian people from Kerala who. In the ancient times the main business activity of the locals were sale of cowry shells, dried tuna fish and coir ropes.

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The Maldives is a nation consisting of twenty six atolls settling in the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Due to the climate and exotic surroundings of the country, the Maldives has become a much sort out venue for holiday makers and honeymooners.

The history of Maldives holds many secrets, treasured attributes and many untold stories quite unlike any other. But what can be gathered from historical references is that the first settlers of Maldives were the Dravidian people from Kerala who probably would have been fishermen from the south of the Indian subcontinent and western shores of Sri Lanka. However, according to the references from the Mahavansa, Maldives is marked by the arrival of Sinhalese people who were descendants from King Vijaya.

At the time of King Ashoka’s expansion in the region, Buddhism was introduced to the country and a great number of marvellous writings, architecture, sculptures and artistic achievements are from this era. At the end of 12th century AD Islam was introduced to the country and to this day the main religion of the country continues to be Islam. In the ancient times the main business activity of the locals were sale of cowry shells, dried tuna fish and coir ropes. With time and changing economic policies, the country opened doors for foreign investments out of which most are directed towards promoting the tourism industry.

With the increase in foreign investments a lot of world renowned hotel brands have invested in building chains of Maldives luxury resorts and hotels. This gives visitors and locals the opportunity to choose from a wide range of hotels to suite their budgets. The competition is so high in the tourism industry that one hotel tries to be more creative and amazing than another that it is impossible to name one as the best resort in Maldives. Many hotels feature special honeymoon packages, spas, desert island picnics, sunset cruises, a spread of mouth-watering cuisines and comfortable and relaxing lodging. Baros Maldives is a property complete with scenic beauty, warm and friendly hospitality, intimate settings, water sport activities, fine dining experience and elegant infrastructure, providing a truly memorable stay full of fun in the sun, sand and surf.

Composite Manufacturing: Why the Industry Is Growing

Composite manufacturing is a growing industry, even in these tough economic times. Established companies, who have recognized product lines, are looking to expand their opportunities. New companies are springing up to take advantage of new demands. Wind energy is a new demand that has provided new opportunities for manufacturers, of every size. Composite materials have many uses, with new applications being developed at a rapid pace.

Composite materials are generally associated with boats, because its used to enhance the boats features. Composite material allows for sleek hulls and are used on innovations designed to make boats faster. Whether an individual is a boating enthusiast or a competitor, they are aware of the beauty and strength, that modern composite materials provide. Unknowingly, casual observers have even observed the beauty and technology that composite manufacturing has brought to the boating industry.

People may also be aware of these materials are used in airplanes. Large passenger planes to small hobby planes sold in a box, all require composite materials in the manufacturing process. Composite manufacturing is responsible for parts used in the production of aircraft also, from the fuselage to the wingtip. As in the boating industry, composite materials used in aviation combine light weight with high strength. The benefits of these materials are not just in their efficiency and strength, but in their beauty as well.

People may not be aware of the various uses of it, in areas outside of the boating and aeronautic industry. One of the newest growing uses of composite materials is in the growing field of alternate energy.

Alternate energy, be it marine, solar or wind generated, benefits from materials that are strong and reliable. Which is why they are being manufactured using composite materials as the composite manufacturing industry grows. The alternate energy industry, with grants available from both the public and private sectors, represents an opportunity for both growth and profit in the industry.

Composite manufacturing is also responsible for innovations in the area of furniture, both for individual consumers and businesses. Manufacturers, using carbon fabricated materials, can create beautiful and innovative designs that could not be easily made using other manufacturing processes. These materials give designers new options to create furniture that isn’t just beautiful, but multi- functional too.

For manufacturers, in every area, be it marine, aeronautic, energy, furniture or in new applications of composite materials, the process can be easily adaptable to changing lines with minimal expense. It encourages innovation and creativity, while minimizing costs. This process produces materials that are strong, reliable and visually pleasing too. This makes composite manufacturing a win win opportunity for the designer, the manufacturer and the consumer.

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How to Use Cocoa Butter to Get Rid of Scars

From that scraped knee you got as a kid to that recent cut you received in the shower from shaving, you’ve experienced a scar or two at some point. Even bug bites can leave constant reminders of past camping trips. Your body naturally sheds layers of skin. Regardless, scars can still be visible. And although they are a natural part of life, you can remove scars. Cocoa butter is a great beauty treatment to hydrate and smooth skin, that doubles as a scar removal cream.

Instructions

Treatment for Scars

  1. Start with clean skin. This prepares the scar for treatment. For extra healing benefits, exfoliate the skin with a course wash cloth in the shower, then towel dry.
  2. Firmly massage pure cocoa butter directly into the skin in a firm, circular motion. Since scars are made up of thick, fibrous collagen, the rubbing motion aids in smoothing the appearance of the scar. In addition, moisture from cocoa butter helps stimulate the breakdown of the collagen protein.
  3. Make sure to continue massaging skin until cocoa butter disappears. Skin responds well to moisture and the biggest benefit of using the scar removal cream is the skin hydration it provides. Pure cocoa butter, because of its great moisturizing qualities, has great affects on old and new scars. Hydrating the skin with pure cocoa butter will not only lubricate skin, but help lighten scars
  4. Continue this application up to three times a day. Over time, you will begin to notice a change in the look and feel of your skin, plus a less visible scar. Also remember your skin will continue to heal itself with aggressive massaging.

How Holistic Healing Helps Cure Addiction

Disease consists of the prefix “dis” and the noun “ease”. “Dis” is defined as lack of and “ease” means freedom from pain, labor, or physical annoyance. According to Biology Online disease is, “an abnormal condition of an organism which interrupts the normal bodily functions that often leads to feeling of pain and weakness, and usually associated with symptoms and signs.” The right treatment program can cure the disease of addiction. That option is offered through holistic drug rehab programs.

The Difference of Whole Body Healing

The first fact to know is holistic drug rehabs do the job right. Seventy to eighty percent of people who complete them succeed in long-term recovery. Holistic healing’s philosophy looks at the entire system to determine the cause. The mind, body and spirit are treated.

Traditional 12-step ones often fail people because they only look at the emotional side. Furthermore, their philosophy inherently has a system of failure built into it. To achieve salvation from chemical dependency a person must look to a higher power. Religious rehabs do not believe that addiction is curable; instead that a person will remain an addict for the rest of their life. So, the numbers are low for success. Of those that complete the entire program, only 5 to 10 percent do not fall back to alcohol and/or drug use.

The Road to Success

Holistic drug rehabs offer biophysical rehabilitation. This is the main difference. The body takes action to protect itself when a person engages in substance abuse. The body perceives the large volumes of what is being ingested as toxins. Instead of eliminating all of these through normal channels trace amounts get stored in the body’s fatty tissue. Therefore, the central nervous system is protected.

An individual is at an increased risk of relapse unless these are completely removed from the system. A biophysical detoxification includes medical saunas, proper nutrition, light exercise, and nutritional supplements as some of the basic components. Things like acupuncture, organic food, and massage may also be available as there is a variety of options that are presented in each distinct program. No matter which elements are present, at the end of it all the person will have experienced a more comfortable withdrawal and they no longer experience cravings as all the toxins have been purged from the body.

The next step in holistic drug rehab programs is to deal with the emotional side of the addiction. When a person ultimately leaves the facility they will be healed and cured of their chemical dependency. Life can once again be enjoyed to the fullest since the person has everything they need to live a life liberated from substance abuse.

Modern Bathroom Renovation Ideas

If you are getting a bathroom renovation then this is one of the very best ways to transform your home and make it look like a show home or a home of tomorrow. The bathroom is one of the rooms that is the quickest to date and which often looks the most out of place. At the same time it is one of the rooms (like the kitchen) where you spend a lot of time and where there are a lot of features that can be updated to look more modern. By smartly choosing your bathroom renovation features you can make it a feature rich experience that looks and feels modern and that at the same time is even more of a joy to use.

The first idea for modern bathroom renovations that is an absolute must is to get a walk in shower. Walk in showers are basically shower cubicles that are not elevated off the ground and that are often inside a glass enclosure.

You can use these easily by walking in and you will be surrounded by light as it comes in through the glass. This means that the first and most impressive benefit of these kinds of showers is that you won’t feel at all claustrophobic – in fact you are likely to feel very spacious and this makes it easier to relax and makes it feel more natural. At the same time you will find that walk in shower enclosures are easier in many ways to keep clean etc. This is because there is no shower screen which can leak water and because you won’t need to step in and out of them and that makes it much easier.

There are other factors that can improve your shower too. For instance, why not get extra jets that can spray you from different angles. These are normally synonymous with spa retreats, but modern innovation has meant that they’re now cheap enough that we can afford them in our own home and enjoy the feeling of powerful blasts of water coming from every angle on our back. At the same time this will often be enough to help us to clean other areas that often get forgotten so it also improves hygiene.

What’s more common these days though is to have jets in the bath and this way you have created a spa tub in your bathroom. The bubbles create a highly relaxing sound, improve your bubble bath and massage your muscles into relaxation making them perfect for relaxing in after a long day and they are of course another feature that will make your bathroom seem very modern and all-singing and dancing.

Another option is to have a glass sink. This won’t change the effectiveness of the sink, but it will make it look very modern and it can almost be like an optical illusion at times when completely clean as it looks as though there is just a semi circle of water floating in the bathroom. If you also have a glass shower enclosure then you’ll find that the two match.