The Rules and Traditions posters are located in the Download section for your convenience. These are in PDF format and the files can be brought or emailed to any office store or copy center for printing and mounting.
They are poster sized which is 20in. x 30in. They can be mounted on foamboard to allow them to stand up. To help them last longer you can also get edge pieces for the boards. An artists portfolio bag will help to keep them clean and easy to transport should you have to.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 19:46:00
I am sure that by now you have had the chance to see the show MythBusters, where they take everyday myths and test them to see if they are real or totally busted. There are a lot of myths around alcohol as well. Below we list some of the myths and how they stand up to some scrutiny.
MYTH: Everyone drinks.
TRUTH: Not true. 69% of teens said they did not drink alcohol in the past month! If you choose not to drink, you're definitely not alone.
MYTH: Alcohol gives you energy.
TRUTH: This statement is false. Alcohol is a depressant, and can actually make you sleepy. It slows down your motor skills which control the way you think, speak, move and react.
MYTH: Beer before liquor, never been sicker - liquor before beer, you're in the clear.
TRUTH: This is an old urban legend used to explain why people get sick when they drink - but it's just not true. Your blood alcohol content (also known as BAC, the percentage of alcohol in your blood) is what determines how drunk you are. It doesn't matter what type of alcohol you chose to consume - a drink is a drink, and too much of any combination can make you sick.
MYTH: I can sober up quickly if I need to.
TRUTH: If you think that taking a shower, drinking 10 cups of coffee or eating a loaf of bread will help you sober up — think again. The only thing your body needs is time — depending on your weight, it takes about three hours to eliminate every two drinks from your body.
MYTH: Driving with someone who drank can be safe, because they drive extra carefully so they don't get pulled over.
TRUTH: Drinking and driving is extremely dangerous and can be deadly. Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking and about 1,900 of these deaths are from motor vehicle crashes (NIAAA). In 2002, alcohol was involved in 41% of all fatal crashes (NIDA). A person might think he's in control, but alcohol slows down reaction time which makes driving a car one of the worst decisions one can make — even if he's had only a little bit to drink.
MYTH: Everyone who gets drunk acts the same.
TRUTH: Not true. There are lots of factors that affect the body's reactions to alcohol, including weight, age, gender, body chemistry, genetics, amount of food and alcohol consumed — the list can go on. The way one person reacts can be vastly different from how another person reacts. You can't predict how alcohol will affect you.
Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 13:38:32
Do you have issues getting things finished? If you are anything like me you can have some brilliant ideas but they come to naught due to the fact that they never get finished. Back when I was using, I was a great schemer. In fact both my room-mate and I were one in mind when it came to schemes. We would come up with some fantastic idea - one that would usually lead us to lots of cash, would be legal for the most part and would require little work on our parts.
We would draw up intricate plans in a drug haze and talk about how great it would be when this scheme was up and running. The truth was, of course, that the schemes never got up and running. They would get started with gusto only to fizzle out a short time later. There would be no mourning of the unfinished plan because the next scheme was being formulated and it would be soooo much better than the last. Can anyone relate?
When we leave our life of using, often the schemes come with us. This is not good. The Bible is filled with people of God completing things from Noah to Paul. Even Jesus himself cried "It is finished"
Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 16:45:04
The Chatbox is a box in which you can... well... you know... chat. Whatever you type in there can be seen by all site users both members and visitors. You can use it to add a word of encouragement to someone, share with us something you are grateful for or maybe things to pray for you about... whatever you like.
It is faster than email but very public so don't include any information you wouldn't want everyone to read.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 01:06:22