HIGH TEMP.S  AND HUMIDITY +  DRINKING 

By Yvonne Gilbert

SUMMER IS HERE.  THE CHILDREN ARE OUT OF SCHOOL AND "BORED".  HAVING A FEW HOURS OF QUIET SEEM "GONE FOREVER, OR ON HOLD UNTIL SCHOOL REOPENS. 

    SUMMER MEANS SWIMMING, COOK-OUTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY ENJOYING BEING OUTDOORS,  UNSHACKLED BY THE CONSTRAINTS OF WINTER TEMPS.  IT ALSO MEANS FOR MANY PEOPLE  AN INCREASE IN DRINKING BEHAVIOR.

    GOING FISHING WITHOUT A "CASE" DOESN'T SOUND LIKE FUN, A BARBEQUE  JUST DOESN'T TASTE RIGHT WITHOUT A COLD BEER AND  MANY PREFER WATCHING A TOURIST GAME ON "THIRSITY -THURSDAYS".

   WHILE DRINKING ALCOHOL BY ITSELF IS NOT A PROBLEM FOR MANY PEOPLE THERE ARE MANY MORE FOR WHOM IT IS.  HOWEVER,  THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT THE TYPICAL PERSON WHO IS PULLED OVER FOR A DWI  OFFENSE. 

  ALCOHOLICS , TEND TO ISOLATE THEMSELVES WITH THEIR "BOOZE".  ITS THOSE WHO MAKE A POOR DECISION AT A TIME THEIR "RATIONAL THINKING" IS OBSCURED BY THEIR DRINKING AND THEY CHALLENGE THEMSELVES AND THEIR "BETTER JUDGEMENT". THIS  BREACH IN THINKING IS REFERRED TO AS "COGNITIVE DYSREGULATION".

  DWI , OFFENSES HAPPEN TO PEOPLE FROM EVERY STATUS OF SOCIETY. IT DOES NOT DEFINE WHO YOU ARE OR REFLECT ON WHERE YOU CAME FROM..

   TREATMENT FOR DWI OFFENSES FOCUSES ON HEIGHTENING YOUR PERSONAL AWARENESS OF YOUR OWN PATTERN OF CONSUMPTION. ENCOURAGING AN INDIVIDUAL TO MAKE  THE APPROPRIATE DECISIONS PRIOR TO COMMITING A LEGAL OFFENSE.  

Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert LCSW, DCSW, LCAS, CCS , Lic. Clinical Supervisor is the  Clinical Director of  WNC. Family Counseling & DWI. Treatment Services, 416 S. Main St. Waynesville, NC 28786 .The facility offers  treatment of Mental Health Problems, Marital, Family Counseling   as well as DWI . Assessments, Treatment  and ADETS.  Ms. Gilbert has been in the field over 35 yrs. experience in the field. She is published and is an advocate for Families and our youth. For more information on services email: DKYJG4U@aol.com

 

 

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