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3 Back to School Tips for Choosing a College Major Test, from Career Guidance Leader Career Key


Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

As students head back to high school or off to college, many will face an important education decision: what should I major in or study after high school? Career guidance leader, Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, offers three back to school tips for choosing a high-quality college major test students can safely rely upon to make a good decision.

Taking a valid college major test is an important part of how to choose a college major or training program. A high-quality, scientifically valid test can help people learn more about themselves, narrow options, and provide college major matches likely to lead to future success. While results from one test should not be the sole basis for a college major choice, taking assessments are a valuable part of science-based career counseling.

Career Key recommends three tips for choosing a high quality assessment:

1. Choose a scientifically valid career and college major test.

2. Choose a career and college major test that shows close “personality major matches.”

3. Seek advice from a professional counselor; scientifically valid college major tests may be offered free or at low cost from a school, non-profit, college, or private career counseling practitioner.

1. Choose a scientifically valid career and college major test.

“Scientifically valid” means that the test has been shown, in studies published in scientific journals, to accurately measure what it says it measures. Any test should offer an online professional manual with citations or proof of its claims. To make such an important life and financial choice of college major or training program, it makes sense to use an accurate, valid test. Students and parents can learn more by reading “Beware of Misleading Career Tests” in the Career Tests section of the Career Key website. The page contains a list of other valid tests, in addition to Career Key’s career test with college majors.

2. Choose a career and college major test that shows close “personality major matches,” based on Holland’s Theory of Career Choice.

A close personality-major matchTM is one where a student chooses a college major or training program that matches their strongest Holland personality types. Holland’s Theory is the most researched and widely used career theory by professional career and education counselors. The test should show college majors and training programs scientifically classified by Holland’s six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Career Key’s “How to Choose a College Major” page gives examples.

Unfortunately, many students are unaware of established research showing a close personality-major match predicts success in college (higher grades, sticking with a chosen major, and on-time graduation). Career Key’s popular, free eBook “Choosing a College Major Based on Your Personality” explains how to take advantage of this research in choosing a major.

Students need the help; according to a recent ACT college choice report, only 1 out of 3 high school graduating students are planning on college majors that are a good fit with their interests or “personality major match.”

3. Seek help from a professional counselor; scientifically valid tests may be offered free or at low cost from a school, non-profit, college, or private practitioner.

Students should make sure to take advantage of resources offered free or at low cost through their school or college. Often, private career counselors include testing in their services.

Regardless, any assessment counselors’ offer should be scientifically valid as explained earlier; some may use invalid measures like the O*NET Interest Profiler that is offered free by the government. Students and parents need to be good consumers and ask questions about any assessment’s validity.

Individuals can also purchase and take the Career Key test directly on the Career Key website. It is designed for self-interpretation and includes guidance through a 4 step, science-based decision-making process.

About The Career Key

The Career Key was developed by nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, a Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University. The Career Key website is advertising and registration free, designed to help people make good career and education decisions based on the best science and practices of career counseling. In addition to being earth-friendly, Career Key donates 10% of website sales to charity.







3 Back to School Tips for Choosing a College Major Test, from Career Guidance Leader Career Key


Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

As students head back to high school or off to college, many will face an important education decision: what should I major in or study after high school? Career guidance leader, Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, offers three back to school tips for choosing a high-quality college major test students can safely rely upon to make a good decision.

Taking a valid college major test is an important part of how to choose a college major or training program. A high-quality, scientifically valid test can help people learn more about themselves, narrow options, and provide college major matches likely to lead to future success. While results from one test should not be the sole basis for a college major choice, taking assessments are a valuable part of science-based career counseling.

Career Key recommends three tips for choosing a high quality assessment:

1. Choose a scientifically valid career and college major test.

2. Choose a career and college major test that shows close “personality major matches.”

3. Seek advice from a professional counselor; scientifically valid college major tests may be offered free or at low cost from a school, non-profit, college, or private career counseling practitioner.

1. Choose a scientifically valid career and college major test.

“Scientifically valid” means that the test has been shown, in studies published in scientific journals, to accurately measure what it says it measures. Any test should offer an online professional manual with citations or proof of its claims. To make such an important life and financial choice of college major or training program, it makes sense to use an accurate, valid test. Students and parents can learn more by reading “Beware of Misleading Career Tests” in the Career Tests section of the Career Key website. The page contains a list of other valid tests, in addition to Career Key’s career test with college majors.

2. Choose a career and college major test that shows close “personality major matches,” based on Holland’s Theory of Career Choice.

A close personality-major matchTM is one where a student chooses a college major or training program that matches their strongest Holland personality types. Holland’s Theory is the most researched and widely used career theory by professional career and education counselors. The test should show college majors and training programs scientifically classified by Holland’s six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Career Key’s “How to Choose a College Major” page gives examples.

Unfortunately, many students are unaware of established research showing a close personality-major match predicts success in college (higher grades, sticking with a chosen major, and on-time graduation). Career Key’s popular, free eBook “Choosing a College Major Based on Your Personality” explains how to take advantage of this research in choosing a major.

Students need the help; according to a recent ACT college choice report, only 1 out of 3 high school graduating students are planning on college majors that are a good fit with their interests or “personality major match.”

3. Seek help from a professional counselor; scientifically valid tests may be offered free or at low cost from a school, non-profit, college, or private practitioner.

Students should make sure to take advantage of resources offered free or at low cost through their school or college. Often, private career counselors include testing in their services.

Regardless, any assessment counselors’ offer should be scientifically valid as explained earlier; some may use invalid measures like the O*NET Interest Profiler that is offered free by the government. Students and parents need to be good consumers and ask questions about any assessment’s validity.

Individuals can also purchase and take the Career Key test directly on the Career Key website. It is designed for self-interpretation and includes guidance through a 4 step, science-based decision-making process.

About The Career Key

The Career Key was developed by nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, a Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University. The Career Key website is advertising and registration free, designed to help people make good career and education decisions based on the best science and practices of career counseling. In addition to being earth-friendly, Career Key donates 10% of website sales to charity.







3 Back to School Tips for Choosing a College Major Test, from Career Guidance Leader Career Key


Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

As students head back to high school or off to college, many will face an important education decision: what should I major in or study after high school? Career guidance leader, Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, offers three back to school tips for choosing a high-quality college major test students can safely rely upon to make a good decision.

Taking a valid college major test is an important part of how to choose a college major or training program. A high-quality, scientifically valid test can help people learn more about themselves, narrow options, and provide college major matches likely to lead to future success. While results from one test should not be the sole basis for a college major choice, taking assessments are a valuable part of science-based career counseling.

Career Key recommends three tips for choosing a high quality assessment:

1. Choose a scientifically valid career and college major test.

2. Choose a career and college major test that shows close “personality major matches.”

3. Seek advice from a professional counselor; scientifically valid college major tests may be offered free or at low cost from a school, non-profit, college, or private career counseling practitioner.

1. Choose a scientifically valid career and college major test.

“Scientifically valid” means that the test has been shown, in studies published in scientific journals, to accurately measure what it says it measures. Any test should offer an online professional manual with citations or proof of its claims. To make such an important life and financial choice of college major or training program, it makes sense to use an accurate, valid test. Students and parents can learn more by reading “Beware of Misleading Career Tests” in the Career Tests section of the Career Key website. The page contains a list of other valid tests, in addition to Career Key’s career test with college majors.

2. Choose a career and college major test that shows close “personality major matches,” based on Holland’s Theory of Career Choice.

A close personality-major matchTM is one where a student chooses a college major or training program that matches their strongest Holland personality types. Holland’s Theory is the most researched and widely used career theory by professional career and education counselors. The test should show college majors and training programs scientifically classified by Holland’s six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Career Key’s “How to Choose a College Major” page gives examples.

Unfortunately, many students are unaware of established research showing a close personality-major match predicts success in college (higher grades, sticking with a chosen major, and on-time graduation). Career Key’s popular, free eBook “Choosing a College Major Based on Your Personality” explains how to take advantage of this research in choosing a major.

Students need the help; according to a recent ACT college choice report, only 1 out of 3 high school graduating students are planning on college majors that are a good fit with their interests or “personality major match.”

3. Seek help from a professional counselor; scientifically valid tests may be offered free or at low cost from a school, non-profit, college, or private practitioner.

Students should make sure to take advantage of resources offered free or at low cost through their school or college. Often, private career counselors include testing in their services.

Regardless, any assessment counselors’ offer should be scientifically valid as explained earlier; some may use invalid measures like the O*NET Interest Profiler that is offered free by the government. Students and parents need to be good consumers and ask questions about any assessment’s validity.

Individuals can also purchase and take the Career Key test directly on the Career Key website. It is designed for self-interpretation and includes guidance through a 4 step, science-based decision-making process.

About The Career Key

The Career Key was developed by nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, a Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University. The Career Key website is advertising and registration free, designed to help people make good career and education decisions based on the best science and practices of career counseling. In addition to being earth-friendly, Career Key donates 10% of website sales to charity.







Animal Behavior College Offers 6 Pet-Safety Tips to Keep Them Protected and Content on Labor Day


Santa Clarita, Calif. (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

The dog days of summer are coming to an end, marking the arrival of the last official summer holiday, Labor Day. Celebrations often include barbeques, picnics and an assortment of other outdoor activities. As with many other holiday commemorations, Animal Behavior College (ABC) reminds pet owners to take precautions to ensure they keep their pets safe and secure on this special day.

ABC recommends the following 6 Pet-Safety Labor Day tips:

Keep Them Hydrated. Hot weather can overheat your pet, increasing the chances of dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration include increased heart and respiratory rates, loss of appetite, dry mouth, sunken eyes and listlessness. Ensure your pet has easy access to plenty of fresh water, and if the weather is unbearably hot, move him to a cool air-conditioned room.

Watch Them Around Children. Children are naturally curious about animals and enjoy playing and petting them. However, some dogs and cats do not interact well with kids. Dogs can become anxious, stressed and exhibit verbal behaviors and aggressive actions such as growling and biting. Cats can scratch and bite. To avoid potential problems and signs of trouble, keep cats indoors and away from the fray. Closely monitor all interactions between your pet and children. If your dog ignores commands and becomes combative, move him to a secure area or crate.

Set Ground Rules for Guests. Labor Day food staples such as hot dogs, barbeque ribs, spicy foods and alcoholic beverages are hazardous to your pet’s health. Alcohol is toxic to dogs and cats. Dogs can develop inflammation of a digestive gland and other painful and serious conditions. Ask guests not to feed table food or snacks to your pets. Instruct them not to leave unattended alcoholic beverages within their reach.

Watch Your Dog Around Water and Avoid Too Much Sun. Not all dogs can swim, so do not force your dog into the water. Supervise him around pools and large bodies of water. Additionally, dogs and cats can get sunburn especially if they have short hair, pale skin and thin coats. Sunburn increases their risk for developing skin cancer. If it is not possible to you are your pet out of the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen that is made especially for pets.

Hire a Pet Sitter. With an abundance of activities and guests to tend, hiring a pet sitter is an option. They provide personalized care, giving owners an opportunity to enjoy a worry-free celebration.

Lastly, Keep Your Pet Calm. Guests and celebration activities can overexcite your pets. Be patient with them. If possible, safely secure them in a quiet, relaxing place and be sure to check on them often.

Animal Behavior College offers certification and continuing education programs. To become a dog trainer, obtain dog-training certification or to learn more about the college, visit our website at http://www.AnimalBehaviorCollege.com.

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About Animal Behavior College

Animal Behavior College is the premier international vocational school specializing in certified animal career training programs. ABC has created a powerful team of skilled advocates who are devoted to nurturing the human-animal bond The founders of ABC have spent years developing and perfecting affordable career programs, many of which combine home learning with hands-on training externships with professional mentors. To date, more than 28,000 students have enrolled in ABC programs including over 1,900 in ABC’s cat training program.







Interventional Pain Management Expert Glenn M. Lipton, M.D. Shares Common-Sense Tips for Preventing Chronic Pain


Marina del Rey & Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

As September marks National Pain Awareness Month, vital focus returns to the more than 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain in America (Institute of Medicine Report from the Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education). Chronic pain, according to the National Institutes of Health, is defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks and often persisting months or even longer. And while chronic pain causes range from injury and illness to obesity and lifestyle choices, most experts agree that sufferers can benefit by following some key common-sense tips.

“Fifty-five to sixty percent of the chronic pain cases I see in my practice could have been prevented altogether had the patients taken eight rather simple steps,” explains Dr. Glenn M. Lipton, a board-certified interventional pain management specialist and anesthesiologist for DISC Sports & Spine Center. “As adults, we’ve all heard them repeatedly throughout our lives, but they remain the most effective ways to help avoid and/or reduce chronic pain.”

1.    Get Regular Exercise – Health officials can’t push this enough: proper exercise is crucial in preventing numerous conditions that cause chronic pain. A sedentary body is far more prone to obesity, illness and injury. To maintain a regular exercise program of even three 20-minute sessions per week can make a big difference.

2.    Maintain a Healthy Weight – Combined with exercise (above), a balanced, correctly portioned diet goes a long way in preventing obesity, which causes numerous chronic, pain-inducing conditions, such as arthritis, depression, fibromyalgia, type 2 diabetes and degenerative disc disease.

3.    Reduce Your Intake of Inflammatory Foods – While inflammation is a natural part of the body’s immune response, an excess of inflammatory foods—those fried or high in sugars, artificial sweeteners, gluten, trans fats, preservatives, iodized salt, dairy, alcohol—contribute to chronic conditions like those above and actually aggravate pain.

4.    Keep a Good Posture – Slouching puts unnecessary strain on the spine that may cause chronic neck and/or back pain. Those challenged by keeping a good posture might try spending a week in close proximity to a mirror to keep bad habits in check. Lumbar support cushions can also help promote good posture in the work place or car.

5.    Practice Injury Prevention – Warm up your body before exercise or activities that place high demand on the joints and spine, and maintain flexibility through stretching (i.e., yoga, Pilates). Protect your body by following safety guidelines, and don’t bite off more than you can chew when trying a new physical hobby. Prevent injury by easing into it.

6.    Stay Hydrated – Beyond the obvious health risks due to dehydration—thirst, headaches, dizziness, muscle cramping, rapid heartbeat, seizures, shock, etc.—the spine is also impacted when we don’t get enough fluids. Our discs function best when they’re hydrated well, which keeps them spongy and pliant and helps reduce the symptoms of chronic pain.

7.    Avoid Nicotine – While most anti-smoking campaigns focus on the damage to the lungs and heart, smoking is actually one of the leading contributors to chronic pain. Nicotine literally chokes off the blood supply, so the body can’t clear inflammation and promote proper healing, deteriorates the spinal discs and exacerbates conditions like arthritis.

8.    Respond to Injury – Act quickly when you do get hurt, because many injuries that aren’t addressed promptly will turn into chronic pain, when they could have been far more easily treated in the beginning.

About DISC Sports & Spine Center

DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced microscopic techniques. DISC’s highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient and a zero MRSA infection rate. DISC’s ambulatory surgery centers include Diagnostic and Interventional Surgical Center (Marina Del Rey) and DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach. Both are accredited by the AAAHC and are located within minutes of major airports with reasonably priced hotels nearby, which is very convenient for out-of-town patients. DISC is also the official medical services provider for Red Bull and a proud partner of the LA Kings. For more information, contact 866-481-DISC, or visit http://discmdgroup.com.







Back-to-School Days Dont Have to be a Pain: Topical BioMedics Offers Tips for Keeping Kids Safer and Healthier


Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Kids are back in school, with a busy schedule that includes sports, playground fun, and other physically demanding activities. With youngsters spending lots of time outdoors, participating in leagues, and toting around heavy backpacks all day, strains, sprains, muscle pulls, and other mishaps are sure to follow. In fact, data from the most recent National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey show that an annual average of 11.9 million injury-related emergency department visits were made by children and adolescents age 18 and under.

While injuries are a part of growing up, parents aren’t always sure which treatment options are safe and effective for their children, especially given the side effects of over-the-counter chemical-based pain pills and the side effects and allergic reactions many kids have to smelly, greasy, and messy topical ointments.

Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topical BioMedics, Inc., urges parents to consider the following safety tips to help protect their children from pain and injury and keep them out of the emergency room.

PLAYING IT SAFE

–Children should have a physical exam before participating in sports and always wear the proper protective equipment. Be sure your child stretches and warms up muscles prior to activity to help prevent injuries.

–Clothing and shoes should fit properly. Loose clothes can catch in playground equipment, and properly fitted footwear minimizes the risk of falling or tripping.

–Small children should be supervised at the playground or while playing outside at home.

–Bullying is now epidemic. An adult should accompany younger children to the bus stop to avoid episodes of roughhousing.

Even with precautions, kids have accidents, and there are times when pain and injuries are unavoidable. Moreover, 25% – 40% of children aged 3-5 and 8-12 experience growing pains.

“Parents need to be armed with a safe, effective, and natural pain product made just for youngsters, which is why I developed Topricin for Children, a soothing cream formula free of parabens, petroleum, chemicals, and counter irritants,” says Mr. Paradise. “Odorless and greaseless, it works to supports and assists the body in the healing process to help reduce inflammation, detoxify and stimulate blood flow that increases oxygenation of the skin to speed healing and relieve aches and pains. I’ve used Topricin on my own children, and they now use it on my grandchildren.”

AVOID THE HAZARDS OF SCHOOL BACKPACKS

While a backpack is the most popular and practical way for students to carry their books and school supplies, backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly can cause serious back, neck and shoulder pain, and also cause children to lose their balance and fall. The risk of injury and pain can be avoided by choosing a well-fitting backpack and following proper packing procedures.

Mr. Paradise offers the following tips for backpack safety to make back-to-school time safer and less painful for students.

–Make sure backpacks fit properly and have padded backs and straps.

–Children should wear BOTH straps—slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.

–Teach your child to pack light and only carry what is necessary to avoid any excess weight.

–A backpack should weigh no more than 10% -15% of the child’s body weight.

–The backpack’s straps should fit snuggly over the child’s shoulders.

–Parents should pick up their child’s backpack on a regular basis to gauge its weight.

–Make sure the backpack is positioned on the back between the shoulders and not resting on the child’s lower back or hips.

–Tighten the straps so the pack sits close to the body.

–Organize the pack carefully, positioning heavier items closet to the center of the back.

–If your child is complaining about aches and pains, apply Topricin Junior Pain Relief and Healing Cream—a safe and effective, natural biomedicine formula for children that’s free of parabens, petroleum, and other harsh chemicals and with no side effects, odor or grease. (More information at http://www.topricin.com).

If your child is experiencing back pain, weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, be sure to speak with your doctor.

FEATURES TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A BACKPACK

When shopping for a backpack, be sure look for the following features:

–Two shoulder straps to distribute weight evenly.

–Wide, padded shoulder straps that won’t dig into shoulders causing pain and cutting off circulation.

–Padded back provides more comfort and protects children from being poked by sharp objects inside the backpack.

–Backpack should be made of durable, lightweight material.

–Waist belt to distribute the weight more evenly across the body.

SIGNS THAT A BACKPACK IS TOO HEAVY

Mr. Paradise states, “A 1999 study showed that more than half the children carried backpacks weighing more than the recommended 15% of their body weight. That same year, emergency rooms saw more than 3,3000 backpack-related injuries in children between the ages of five and 14—a number that does not include youngsters who went to family physicians or chiropractors to treat their injuries. This problem can be eliminated by making parents and students aware of backpack safety procedures.”

Most importantly, Mr. Paradise says it is important for parents to look for signs that their child’s back is too heavy and take steps to ensure their back safety.

Signs to look for include:

–A change in your child’s posture when wearing the backpack

–Struggling to put the backpack on or take it off

–Pain when wearing the backpack

–Red marks from the shoulder straps after the backpack has been removed.

NATIONAL BACKPACK AWARENESS DAY

On the third Wednesday in September, occupational therapy practitioners and students celebrate the American Occupational Therapy Association’s National School Backpack Awareness Day. This initiative was created to educate parents and students about the serious health risks of backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly so they can avoid pain and injury. This year’s event takes place on September 17th. For information and resource materials, visit http://www.aota.org/Practitioners/Awareness/School-Backpack-Awareness.aspx

ABOUT TOPICAL BIOMEDICS, INC.

20 years in business and a Certified B Corporation, Topical BioMedics is a research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination biomedicine formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy, and was listed among the Top 100 Green Products of 2012 by Healthy Holistic Living.

The Topricin family of natural healing products also includes Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, specially formulated to treat painful foot and ankle issues and conditions, and Topricin for Children, which received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval (with 5% of sales donated to pediatric cancer foundations). Made in the U.S.A., all Topricin products are federally-regulated over-the-counter medicines with no known side effects, no parabens, petroleum, or other harsh chemicals, no grease, and no odor.

Topical BioMedics now offers TopTrack, a new app for on-the-go pain tracking and monitoring. TopTrack is available free of charge for iPad via the App Store, and will roll out on additional devices in the coming months. http://bit.ly/1rIQD89

Topricin is available in independent pharmacies, natural food and co-op stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Pharmaca, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS (Foot Care Section), Walgreens (Diabetic Section), and other fine retailers, as well as directly from the company.

For more information visit http://www.topricin.com

THE TOPICAL BIOMEDICS’ “GET RELIEF, GIVE RELIEF” INITIATIVE

For over 20 years, the Topricin project has assisted hundreds of thousands of people suffering with pain and those addicted to painkillers to achieve fully restored and robust healthy living. Unfortunately, millions of people continue to suffer in pain, with many experiencing the hazardous side effects of OTC chemical pain pills or negative effects of narcotic Rx painkillers—an epidemic that turns the lives of American families upside down and is undermining the very fabric of our country.

Because of the company’s experience in addressing these challenges, it has launched its “Get Relief, Give Relief” initiative: for every purchase of Topricin, Topricin Foot Therapy, or Topricin for Children ordered directly from the company, it will donate a tube of Topricin to a credible pain clinic on the customer’s behalf…Free.

The company invites the public to join its army of pain relief warriors determined to help those in need by ending suffering and painkiller addiction and restoring hope and the joy of living life to the fullest. To “Get Relief, Give Relief,” order from http://www.topricin.com or call 1-800-LES-PAIN (537-7246).

SOURCES:

Topical BioMedics, Inc.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

WebMD

Kids Health.org







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Tips for Keeping Family Drug Free for Family Fun Month


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

The Importance of Family

Narconon Arrowhead executives and staff recognize that the family is the basic building block of our society. It is the first group we belong to as a child. It is the source of our upbringing and the values which we learn to live by.

If is from out parents that we first learn how to treat our siblings and other children. It is where we learn how to share, and how to be kind and diplomatic with others. It is where we learn respect for others and their property. It is from members of our family where we learn about friendship and loyalty. It is with our family we find shelter from the storm of life.

The foundations of our basic education about life and how to live it will be learned in our family.

In this small and closely-knit group, we will learn right from wrong, good from bad, and what is valued and what is not. We will learn the guiding standards of achievement and the measures of failure, and what is really important to living a good and decent life.

It is from our family, as well, where we will learn whether or not drug and alcohol use is acceptable, and whether or not its consumption is regarded as necessary to “having a good time.”

Family Fun Month Activities

Many families participating in summer activities in general, and also participating in Family Fun Month as the summer comes to a close, will choose activities which are centered on sports, enjoyment of the outdoors, cultural opportunities, and food and fun.

A few common Family Fun Month activities which invite inclusion and participation from all family members both young and old include such things as:

➢    Visiting the local park together, and taking a picnic along. Some in the family might enjoy bringing a soccer ball or a Frisbee for added fun.

➢    Families who live in a location with easy access to the beach or mountains might want to plan a day of beach activities, a hike in the mountains, or even a camping trip for true outdoor enthusiasts.

➢    Concerts or movies in the park are often a summertime activity provided by the community. An evening under the stars listening to music or watching a good family movie is a special time for everyone.

➢    Experience your community together by visiting the library in search of good books; by attending the local Farmer’s Market to shop for some healthful food while supporting your local growers; or by attending a local art/artisans show. Such activities provide an opportunity to learn and experience new things.

➢    Plan and shop for a special family cook-out or barbeque. Add some homegrown and creative entertainment provided by family members. Take some pictures, and create a collage as a related art project all can participate in and enjoy.

Each family has its own creativity and activity preferences. There are nearly unlimited opportunities all around us for families to have fun together, and it need not require unlimited funds, or travels far from home. In celebration of Family Fun Month, everyone in the family can put their heads together to come-up with great ideas and activities to be enjoyed and remembered by all.

Tips from Narconon Arrowhead

It is vital to a safe and enjoyable Family Fun Month that activities do not involve the use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. While our society is currently inundated with advertisements promoting alcohol as an important to having a good time and drug and drug use is rampant, true happiness does not come from experiencing the risky and potentially fatal consequences of mixing drugs and alcohol with family activities intended to be fun.

To that end, Narconon Arrowhead will be releasing tips for keeping your family drug-free throughout its activities during the month of August.

The Oklahoma-based drug rehabilitation and drug prevention education facility knows the value and importance of a family being able to enjoy Family Fun Month without the adverse consequences of drug and alcohol use, and will be publishing timely and informative blogs on its main website to help you and your family stay safe and sober.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: http://www.scmaf.org/Top_Nav/aboutSCMAF/newsarchive/August_is_Family_Fun_Month_.htm







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Tips for Keeping Family Drug Free for Family Fun Month


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

The Importance of Family

Narconon Arrowhead executives and staff recognize that the family is the basic building block of our society. It is the first group we belong to as a child. It is the source of our upbringing and the values which we learn to live by.

If is from out parents that we first learn how to treat our siblings and other children. It is where we learn how to share, and how to be kind and diplomatic with others. It is where we learn respect for others and their property. It is from members of our family where we learn about friendship and loyalty. It is with our family we find shelter from the storm of life.

The foundations of our basic education about life and how to live it will be learned in our family.

In this small and closely-knit group, we will learn right from wrong, good from bad, and what is valued and what is not. We will learn the guiding standards of achievement and the measures of failure, and what is really important to living a good and decent life.

It is from our family, as well, where we will learn whether or not drug and alcohol use is acceptable, and whether or not its consumption is regarded as necessary to “having a good time.”

Family Fun Month Activities

Many families participating in summer activities in general, and also participating in Family Fun Month as the summer comes to a close, will choose activities which are centered on sports, enjoyment of the outdoors, cultural opportunities, and food and fun.

A few common Family Fun Month activities which invite inclusion and participation from all family members both young and old include such things as:

➢    Visiting the local park together, and taking a picnic along. Some in the family might enjoy bringing a soccer ball or a Frisbee for added fun.

➢    Families who live in a location with easy access to the beach or mountains might want to plan a day of beach activities, a hike in the mountains, or even a camping trip for true outdoor enthusiasts.

➢    Concerts or movies in the park are often a summertime activity provided by the community. An evening under the stars listening to music or watching a good family movie is a special time for everyone.

➢    Experience your community together by visiting the library in search of good books; by attending the local Farmer’s Market to shop for some healthful food while supporting your local growers; or by attending a local art/artisans show. Such activities provide an opportunity to learn and experience new things.

➢    Plan and shop for a special family cook-out or barbeque. Add some homegrown and creative entertainment provided by family members. Take some pictures, and create a collage as a related art project all can participate in and enjoy.

Each family has its own creativity and activity preferences. There are nearly unlimited opportunities all around us for families to have fun together, and it need not require unlimited funds, or travels far from home. In celebration of Family Fun Month, everyone in the family can put their heads together to come-up with great ideas and activities to be enjoyed and remembered by all.

Tips from Narconon Arrowhead

It is vital to a safe and enjoyable Family Fun Month that activities do not involve the use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. While our society is currently inundated with advertisements promoting alcohol as an important to having a good time and drug and drug use is rampant, true happiness does not come from experiencing the risky and potentially fatal consequences of mixing drugs and alcohol with family activities intended to be fun.

To that end, Narconon Arrowhead will be releasing tips for keeping your family drug-free throughout its activities during the month of August.

The Oklahoma-based drug rehabilitation and drug prevention education facility knows the value and importance of a family being able to enjoy Family Fun Month without the adverse consequences of drug and alcohol use, and will be publishing timely and informative blogs on its main website to help you and your family stay safe and sober.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: http://www.scmaf.org/Top_Nav/aboutSCMAF/newsarchive/August_is_Family_Fun_Month_.htm







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Tips for Keeping Family Drug Free for Family Fun Month


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

The Importance of Family

Narconon Arrowhead executives and staff recognize that the family is the basic building block of our society. It is the first group we belong to as a child. It is the source of our upbringing and the values which we learn to live by.

If is from out parents that we first learn how to treat our siblings and other children. It is where we learn how to share, and how to be kind and diplomatic with others. It is where we learn respect for others and their property. It is from members of our family where we learn about friendship and loyalty. It is with our family we find shelter from the storm of life.

The foundations of our basic education about life and how to live it will be learned in our family.

In this small and closely-knit group, we will learn right from wrong, good from bad, and what is valued and what is not. We will learn the guiding standards of achievement and the measures of failure, and what is really important to living a good and decent life.

It is from our family, as well, where we will learn whether or not drug and alcohol use is acceptable, and whether or not its consumption is regarded as necessary to “having a good time.”

Family Fun Month Activities

Many families participating in summer activities in general, and also participating in Family Fun Month as the summer comes to a close, will choose activities which are centered on sports, enjoyment of the outdoors, cultural opportunities, and food and fun.

A few common Family Fun Month activities which invite inclusion and participation from all family members both young and old include such things as:

➢    Visiting the local park together, and taking a picnic along. Some in the family might enjoy bringing a soccer ball or a Frisbee for added fun.

➢    Families who live in a location with easy access to the beach or mountains might want to plan a day of beach activities, a hike in the mountains, or even a camping trip for true outdoor enthusiasts.

➢    Concerts or movies in the park are often a summertime activity provided by the community. An evening under the stars listening to music or watching a good family movie is a special time for everyone.

➢    Experience your community together by visiting the library in search of good books; by attending the local Farmer’s Market to shop for some healthful food while supporting your local growers; or by attending a local art/artisans show. Such activities provide an opportunity to learn and experience new things.

➢    Plan and shop for a special family cook-out or barbeque. Add some homegrown and creative entertainment provided by family members. Take some pictures, and create a collage as a related art project all can participate in and enjoy.

Each family has its own creativity and activity preferences. There are nearly unlimited opportunities all around us for families to have fun together, and it need not require unlimited funds, or travels far from home. In celebration of Family Fun Month, everyone in the family can put their heads together to come-up with great ideas and activities to be enjoyed and remembered by all.

Tips from Narconon Arrowhead

It is vital to a safe and enjoyable Family Fun Month that activities do not involve the use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. While our society is currently inundated with advertisements promoting alcohol as an important to having a good time and drug and drug use is rampant, true happiness does not come from experiencing the risky and potentially fatal consequences of mixing drugs and alcohol with family activities intended to be fun.

To that end, Narconon Arrowhead will be releasing tips for keeping your family drug-free throughout its activities during the month of August.

The Oklahoma-based drug rehabilitation and drug prevention education facility knows the value and importance of a family being able to enjoy Family Fun Month without the adverse consequences of drug and alcohol use, and will be publishing timely and informative blogs on its main website to help you and your family stay safe and sober.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: http://www.scmaf.org/Top_Nav/aboutSCMAF/newsarchive/August_is_Family_Fun_Month_.htm







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New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Posts Looks at 10 Tips for Coping After Drug or Alcohol Rehab


(PRWEB) July 31, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at 10 tips to help drug or alcohol addicts cope after rehab.

“Addiction recovery is a lifelong process, and one that former addicts and those who support them need to be committed to without compromise,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom.

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, 10 tips that addicts can rely on to cope after drug or alcohol rehab include:

1. The value of a strong support network of friends and family cannot be underestimated.

2. Having healthy hobbies, interests and pursuits can be extremely beneficial.

3. Having a creative expression through art, music, dance or any other pursuit can be powerfully therapeutic.

4. Get any legitimate job – even if it’s not a dream job or close to it – to help build a positive connection to the community.

5. Have a success plan that includes measurable, realistic steps and goals is essential.

6. Know how to to deal with cravings and compulsions – since they will occur, and often in times of difficulty or stress.

7. A positive outlook and attitude often makes the difference between success or failure.

8. It’s important to focus on building health and nutrition.

9. Be vigilant about the company one keeps and avoid people and situations that can trigger old, unwanted patterns.

10. Find a way to give back to the community through work or as a volunteer.

Added Per Wickstrom: “While relapse is possible, the tips in our latest blog can help minimize that occurrence and give former addicts more than a fighting chance to stay sober.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest post entitled “10 Tips for Coping After Rehab” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/blog/10-tips-coping-rehab/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe@rehabadmin.com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/