Drug addiction – NCSAPCB http://ncsapcb.org/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 23:27:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ncsapcb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Drug addiction – NCSAPCB http://ncsapcb.org/ 32 32 Start Using This Simple Habit to Build Better Business Relationships in 2022 https://ncsapcb.org/start-using-this-simple-habit-to-build-better-business-relationships-in-2022/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://ncsapcb.org/start-using-this-simple-habit-to-build-better-business-relationships-in-2022/

Most everyone agrees that building strong and broad relationships is the key to professional success, but many professionals (especially those who are more technically inclined) find it difficult to do so. While team-building events, networking lunches, and virtual chats can be effective tactics, it’s important that leaders also look inside and identify habits to help them refine their approach to day-to-day interactions. so that they can foster stronger bonds on a regular basis.

With a background in math and engineering working mostly in technical environments, I absolutely struggled with the “relational side” of leadership. I was the classic ‘bull style’ leader who tended to only call when I needed something and skip the chatter at the start of the meeting, choosing to dive straight into a review of the action items. open. As my career progressed, I started to realize that something was not quite working out. While I was able to produce deliverables with enviable precision, I struggled to establish real relationships beyond a few close friends. At the start of my career as an individual contributor, it actually wasn’t much of a barrier. In fact, leaders sometimes fought to get me on their team because I had gained a reputation as a great workhorse, but as I rose in the hierarchy and took on more responsibilities. wide, my task-oriented leadership style did not work as well.

While relationship building might seem intimidating to those of us who aren’t naturally wired for it, the truth is that the most basic building blocks are just getting to know people and allowing them to really get to know you. For more relationship-oriented professionals with naturally high levels of emotional intelligence (EQ), this happens all the time during the day-to-day interactions before a video call begins, during the virtual chat that often animates a phone call. ‘team otherwise dry. or even during occasional jokes in the break room or the elevator. But for those of us who might be more introverted, socially awkward, or with EQ issues, we may miss these little opportunities to gradually build and amplify relationships with a wide range of people (including those outside of us. our main network).

Early in my career, I discovered that I was naturally designed to be stronger on the task / technical side and that I would need to intentionally build my relationship muscle to achieve an optimally effective leadership style. To do this, I adopted a simple habit that not only gave amazing results, but ultimately helped me reprogram my approach to relationship building first, the task second. This simple habit has been transformative for me. Here’s how it evolved.

I had been leading a project for months with a remote team and noticed that I had a contentious transactional relationship with one particular team member. She regularly submitted her data to me late and we hardly cared about each other. After the project was completed, I realized that my biggest mistake as a project manager was not taking the time to communicate with team members one-on-one. Determined to improve my relationship building skills, I decided to make a simple change to the hygiene of my phone calls. First, I brainstormed a list of 2-3 personal facts about each key person I spoke with frequently. For this particular woman, my list included …

· American Idol – She absolutely loved the show and wanted to try it someday.

· Goizueta MBA – I graduated from Emory’s Goizueta MBA program, and she was also interested in the program.

Twinkles – She treated her Chihuahuas (including Twinkles) as her children and dressed them on weekends for competitions and other events.

I wrote these facts down on a post-it near my phone, then when I called her instead of just going for what I wanted (my natural inclination), I took the post-it with her name upstairs and asked her about something. on the list, not in a robotic or manipulative way, but with the sincere intention of finding out more. While this habit might seem a little silly to those who are more outgoing, it provided me with the training wheels I needed to start thinking “relationship first” more instinctively.

Particularly given the rollercoaster induced by the pandemic over the past two years, soft skills like empathy and relationship building are increasingly seen as absolutely essential for strong leadership. While this particular habit can yield great results, it is just one example of the type of habit leaders can implement to best meet their specific needs and work environment. Annual team retreats are great, but the truth is, real relationships are built over time through daily interactions. If relationship building doesn’t come naturally to you, don’t let that be your excuse for doing nothing. Find a habit that encourages you to log in regularly and do it.

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Sober nights offer a safe alternative for people in drug rehab https://ncsapcb.org/sober-nights-offer-a-safe-alternative-for-people-in-drug-rehab/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 01:02:00 +0000 https://ncsapcb.org/sober-nights-offer-a-safe-alternative-for-people-in-drug-rehab/

For people recovering from addiction, the holidays can be difficult. Some organizations offer safe alternatives for people who choose a sober lifestyle.

Iron Mongers Gym in San Marcos is having a low-key New Years Eve party open to the public.

Gym trainer Mike Delgado said he wanted to provide an alternative to meeting recovery assistance programs, which can last for hours into the night.

“They have marathon meetings and it’s cool if you’re at that level, but when you first start it, just sit in a room for 24 hours listening to people tell you what you can and can’t. doing for the rest of your life can be overwhelming, “Delgado said.” So I just want to deliver something more fun. “

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He is well aware of how difficult the holidays can be for someone recovering because they have had drug problems in the past. Delgado started using drugs at age 10, became addicted at age 13, and sought treatment at age 27.

“Any kind of celebration would be difficult, but especially during the holidays because I’m so used to doing everything under the influence,” he said. “I didn’t know how to do anything sober and the only thing that was offered to me at the time was a meeting… well, I’ve dated enough.” “

Brandon O’Connell trains with Delgado and also leads a sober life.

“I think places like Iron Mongers Gym and other places that open their doors for sober people to get in, it kind of breaks that stigma, I don’t need to go to rehab… to organize my. sober holiday party. in, “he said.” I can come to this gym and meet like-minded people and everyone here might not be sober. But the environment is a sober environment.

Sober evenings, a safe alternative for people in rehab

Raven Martinez is also recovering and training at Iron Mongers Gym.

She said sober events take the pressure off of alcohol or drugs at parties.

“Being in a place like this, a safe space, you don’t have to back down,” she said. “You are already entering a situation where people are understanding and people are more open-minded.”

The gym will offer food, soft drinks, weight training, and karaoke on Fridays from 9 p.m. to midnight.

As health officials advise people not to gather in large groups due to COVID-19, Delgado said the 5,000-square-foot facility has enough space for people to spread out and that he will keep the doors open for air circulation.

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Why Chesa Boudin’s approach to criminal justice works for the long term https://ncsapcb.org/why-chesa-boudins-approach-to-criminal-justice-works-for-the-long-term/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 12:03:35 +0000 https://ncsapcb.org/why-chesa-boudins-approach-to-criminal-justice-works-for-the-long-term/ Regarding “Boudin must leave” (Letters, December 26): The letter’s statement that “the lack of social protection is not the problem; the problem is that criminal activity increases when criminals are emboldened by lax law enforcement and the lack of prosecution “seems to assume that” criminals “are people who are inherently criminal.

The view of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is that crime is not inherent in people, but rather that they are driven into criminal activity by addiction, despair and / or anger. born from lack of social assistance. I see no error in Boudin’s thought. I see fallacious views in the opinions of people who have no idea of ​​the hardships faced by those who are less fortunate and who perhaps lead a life they have not really chosen.

Tackling the crime problem from the welfare side is not a silver bullet, but ultimately a much more efficient and humane solution.

Brian Wright, Belmont

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Boston Public Radio full show: December 28, 2021 https://ncsapcb.org/boston-public-radio-full-show-december-28-2021/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 19:18:09 +0000 https://ncsapcb.org/boston-public-radio-full-show-december-28-2021/

Today the Boston Public Radio we’re on tape, bringing you some of our favorite conversations from the past few months.

Sebastien junger spoke about his latest book, “Freedom”, which examines the meaning of freedom in its many iterations. Junger is a journalist, author and filmmaker.

Sy Montgomery back for our monthly edition of “Afternoon Zoo”. She spoke of her sympathy for the humpback whale that nearly swallowed a lobster fisherman off Cape Cod, the standing fathers of the animal kingdom, and dogs learning to talk to their owners. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and contributor to BPR. His latest book is “The Hummingbird’s Gift: Wonder, Beauty and Renewal on Wings”.

michelle single spoke about his latest book, “What To Do With Your Money In A Crisis: A Survival Guide”. Singletary is a nationally unionized columnist for The Washington Post, whose award-winning column “The Color of Money” provides insight into the world of personal finance.

Michael moss previewed his new book and explained how some addiction experts are turning their attention to food addiction. Moss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. His latest book is “Hooked: Food, Free Will And How The Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions”.

Dr Marcia Chatelain discussed McDonald’s historic role in the black community and the origins of black capitalism. Dr Chatelain is Professor of History in African American Studies at Georgetown University. She is the author of “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” which won a Pulitzer Prize this year for history.

Elizabeth hinton shared his research on the cycle of police and collective violence faced by black Americans, and how black communities’ responses to brutality have been characterized throughout history. Hinton is an associate professor of history in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Yale. She is also a law professor at Yale Law School. His latest book is “America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s”.

Daniel Liebermann spoke about his new book on the evolution of human beings and our aversion to exercise, titled “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved To Do Is Healthy And Rewarding”. Lieberman is a professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

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Twins celebrate their first sober Christmas in 15 years and work to help others https://ncsapcb.org/twins-celebrate-their-first-sober-christmas-in-15-years-and-work-to-help-others/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 00:36:00 +0000 https://ncsapcb.org/twins-celebrate-their-first-sober-christmas-in-15-years-and-work-to-help-others/

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia (WSAZ) – Samantha and Jeffery Parker share the same birthday and more than a decade of drug addiction. This Christmas, the two are finally recovering and are celebrating the sober vacation for the first time together since the age of 14.

“I have been taunted more times than I can count. Crack, meth, heroin, fentanyl, Xanax. I was pretty much a garbage junkie, ”Jeffery says.

Their first memory of drugs dates back to the age of five. They say they opened a cupboard and found their father’s pain relievers, took them and got sick. Drug appeal raged in their teens and through their twenties

Jeffery says their family suffered from drug addiction, “I didn’t know there was a different way. Everyone I’ve ever known got high.”

“We were both right in the middle of all the madness,” Samantha says.

In 2018, Samantha broke free and remains clean today. She completed a rehabilitation program with Recovery Point. She now works for Help4WV, a state agency that works with people with substance abuse disorders. Samantha also works as a peer mentor for the Huntington’s Rapid Response Team (QRT). QRT visits people in overdose calls within 72 hours of the overdose and offers support.

Jeffery has been clean since April 2021, his longest streak ever. He has been back and forth to prison because of his drug addiction and still faces charges. He is also a client of Recovery Point in Huntington and is expected to complete the program in January. He is a peer mentor in the program.

Seeing him finally sober, made his twin sister cry. “These are not tears of sadness. It’s a nice feeling to see the light come back into her eyes, ”Samantha says. “I accepted that he was going to die because I didn’t think he would ever get help. He called me from prison the last time he was arrested and he said, “I don’t want to die”. He had never cared about dying before. Addiction steals the relationships you have with people. He stole ours for a long time.

Jeffery says he doesn’t feel like getting high today. “It’s much better to help people than stab me with a needle all day,” he says. “I know my way today. I know what to do for the rest of my life.

If you or a loved one needs help breaking free from addiction, the Huntington Rapid Response Team can be reached at 304.526.8541. QRT members say you can call for help with drugs or alcohol, and you don’t have to overdose to get their help.

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FIR against Majithia is not about chitta or drug addiction in Punjab https://ncsapcb.org/fir-against-majithia-is-not-about-chitta-or-drug-addiction-in-punjab/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 02:29:17 +0000 https://ncsapcb.org/fir-against-majithia-is-not-about-chitta-or-drug-addiction-in-punjab/ “The Punjab government is committed to completely eradicating the drug threat. Severe action is taken against drug trafficking. This was claimed in an advertisement from the Punjab government with a photo of CM Charanjit Singh Channi a day after senior SAD official Bikram Singh Majithia was sentenced under NDPS law.

While the political narrative in the Punjab was about the implication of the link between the police and the politicians in aiding the smuggling of narcotics, mainly heroin, into the Punjab through the international border with Pakistan, the FIR against Majithia describes a nexus involved in sourcing raw materials to manufacture ICE holiday drugs to be smuggled into Canada.

The FIR talks about a link that provided the Punjab with a substance called pseudoephedrine, which is used in the manufacture of ICE which is not a popular drug in the Punjab. The drugs were intended for trafficking in Canada, Punjab police sources said. Interestingly, the FIR nowhere mentions the chitta sold and consumed in the Punjab.

When asked why this FIR only focused on smuggling pseudoephedrine into Canada and made no mention of the drug problem in Punjab, Navkiran Singh, lawyer representing Lawyers for Human Rights International, whose petition regarding the problem Punjab drug finds mention in FIR against Majithia, said, “This is only a first step and the investigation may also lead to other drug trade in Punjab. ”

The FIR, for its part, reads as follows: “Statement of the accused Maninder Singh Aulakh in the FIR 56 case dated 15.05.2013 Police PS Banur reads as follows:” … in 2009, this Satvir Singh introduced me to Parminder Singh @ Pindi uncle, an NRI based in Canada, who asked me to introduce him to a person from the medicine line to enable the export of veterinary drugs for dogs… I introduced him to Jagjit Singh Chahal, who had a pharmaceutical factory called Montek Pharma. Uncle Pindi mentioned a medicine (dawai) which Jagjit Singh Chahal requested formulated. Later, Uncle Pindi told me that he told Jagjit Singh Chahal that the formula and contract for Rs 60 lakh had been made and that a second contract of Rs 70 lakh had been made… the sample of a shipment of 50 kg of Pseudoephedrine had not passed. The sample was rechecked by Jagjit Singh Chahal and it subsequently failed, part of the money from the second transaction was returned to Uncle Pindi. In October 2010 he visited me with Jagdish Singh Bhola Pehalwan and asked me to return the remaining amount to Laddi… I adjusted the remaining amount by 10 lakh against the money owed to him by Satpreet Singh Satta .

He further adds: “It is argued that the statements of the interviewees indicate that some of those involved in these offenses reside abroad, part of the drug shipment was transported abroad and funds were also allegedly received abroad. Therefore, a thorough investigation of the case would necessarily require technical and financial expertise as well as an adequate capacity of the investigative agency to conduct certain aspects of the investigation abroad.

Focus on illegal mining
This Punjab Police submission to the FIR also indicates that the future course of the investigation is aimed at illegal sand mining in the state and what kind of alleged role Majithia might have had.

FIR adds, “Jagjit Singh Chahal (who owned a pharmaceutical factory named Montek Pharma) said Bikram Singh Majithia was involved in sand mining with Maninder Singh Aulakh @ Bittu Aulakh and Bonny Amarpal Ajnala, (former) Ajnala MP. Whereas Maninder Singh Aulakh @ Bittu Aulakh stated that Bikram Singh Majithia was involved in sand mining with Kanwarjit Singh @ Rosy Barkandi (sitting MP) resident of Muktsar. while being a minister in the Punjab government from 2007 is a significant issue and needs to be verified by investigation. Therefore, from the point
In view of the present investigation, it is necessary to examine the relationship between the funds related to the alleged sand mining company and the funds allegedly received by Bikram Singh Majithia, Maninder Singh Aulakh @Bittu Aulakh and others involved. in drug-related offenses.

However, so far, there is no indication in the FIR that the investigation could tilt towards the state’s drug problems.

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Navigate to new horizons with career assistance https://ncsapcb.org/navigate-to-new-horizons-with-career-assistance/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 10:00:08 +0000 https://ncsapcb.org/navigate-to-new-horizons-with-career-assistance/

For two decades, drug addiction has plagued John Michael Johnson’s life. “I was not a real member of society at all,” he said.

Before Mr Johnson began rehab he said: “I was killing myself slowly.”

In 2019, he got sober, got a driver’s license, and moved into a new apartment in San Antonio with his girlfriend. They were planning for the future when Covid struck, and in April 2020 the two were put on leave.