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DUI & DWI IN NORTH CAROLINA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Gone are the days when an officer lets you go with a slap on the wrist for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.  Today, things are different and the penalty for DWI & DUI offenders in North Carolina could be very severe.  Thus, the state is known as the toughest state in the…

Substance Abuse Resolutions

When a new year rolls around, many people make a pact with themselves to lose weight, save money or turn the TV on less. For people suffering from substance abuse addiction, this is a time when quitting becomes top of mind. I absolutely encourage you to stop drinking and/or consuming drugs, but breaking addictions is difficult, and most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions quite fast. Let’s discuss some reasons why it is so important to make and stick to a commitment to your health and safety and the health and safety of those around you.

So, what is a DUI/DWI Assessment?

In charlotte, it is absolutely important to take a DUI assessment if you have ever been convicted of driving while impaired. This is part of the drug and alcohol assessments that is taken to ensure safety of road and citizens who use it. Your DUI assessment like every other form of drug and alcohol assessments must be administered by a trained counsellor and can stand as an alibi in the case of a conviction.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

You may be on our website for information on how to remove or avoid the legal ramifications of a substance abuse charge, but we hope you will read ahead and understand just how dangerous it can be to yourself and your colleagues to go to work inebriated.

Court-Mandated Services at a Glance

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM REFERRALS TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT In 2002, alcohol was the most frequently reported primary substance of abuse1 among all substance abuse treatment admissions. The criminal justice system was the principal source of referral for 36 percent of all substance abuse treatment admissions in 2002 (655,000 referrals out of a total of 1.9 million…

Overcoming Denial During Addiction

Denial during addiction afflicts every person involved. Whether that is the addict themselves, or their family members, when denial is associated with addiction it hinders the healing that can take place during addiction treatment. Denial during addiction manifests in many ways. These iterations include everything from a family denying that their loved one is suffering…

How Does the Body Metabolize Alcohol?

t’s a big weekend for the Carolina Panthers. Luckily your boss was able to get some free tickets to both the game and the tailgate. The week has been stressful and it’s time to let loose and have a few beers, but it is important to learn more about the effects that alcohol has on…

Living With a Recovering Drug Addict or Alcoholic

nderstanding what is involved in living with a recovering alcoholic or drug addict, you can be better prepared to assist with recovery and offer support to help prevent the potential of relapse. If you’ve lived with a drug addict or alcoholic, you know that addiction doesn’t just affect the addict—it affects friends and family as well…

Avoid Alcohol Abuse Relapse

The holiday season is upon us and you are doing your best to make it through while staying sober. New Years Eve can be especially difficult, as most parties will be filled with alcohol-fueled revelers. Like you’ve been doing so far, bring your own favorite non-alcoholic drink just in case the host doesn’t have anything,…

Asheboro man who killed 3 in DWI crash sentenced to 153-196 months in prison.

A 20-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill student caused a fatal car accident on Interstate 85 in July 2015 killing three people. Chandler Kania was driving the wrong way on the highway for approximately six miles before his vehicle crashed into a sedan that had a driver and three passengers in it. As a result, the driver of…

Marijuana and Driving on the Rise

When the term “driving under the influence” is heard, the first thing that usually comes to mind is alcohol intoxication. But alcohol is only one of the countless substances that can impair an individual’s ability to drive. Driving under the influence of drugs, including prescription medications and illegal substance can cause severe consequences. Drivers who…

Understanding Alcohol

What is Alcohol and What does it do? Alcohol is a legal mind altering substance that when used in large quantities can cause damage to various parts of the brain. Once alcohol is ingested it enters the blood stream through the stomach and intestinal tract. From there alcohol travels to the brain. Once in the…

5 Steps to Completing a Substance Abuse Assessment

Who needs Substance Abuse Assessments? Substance abuse assessments are conducted for various reasons and under specific circumstances. A substance abuse assessment may be a requirement for a DWI (driving while impaired), DUI (driving under the influence), an underage drinking violation, or court cases. Some substance abuse assessments are made as a suggestion by the court,…