Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How To Choose A Great Alcohol Treatment Program

Having alcohol problem is something that you should never be ashamed of. We need to acknowledge the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people that are now rehabilitated and that have no problems in dealing with this addiction. The truth is that alcohol treatment is possible and that you can get the help that you need.

The problem is that not all the alcohol treatment programs are great. Some are actually pretty bad. It is important that you learn how to choose the one that will actually help you to kick the bad habit. With this in mind, even if we do not have a problem with alcohol, we should all know the characteristics of that great program. We never know when a friend will need our help.

What Should An Alcohol Treatment Program Include?

A great addiction treatment clinic will offer much more than physical and mental restraints that stop people from drinking in the future. There are many advertisements that will appear and the focus is normally put on the amenities offered by the clinic. In reality, other facts are much more important.

Whenever you consider alcohol treatment programs, make sure that you think about the following factors:
•  Proper Licenses And Accreditations – you want to be 100% sure that the alcohol treatment programs are going to be state accredited. At the same time, licenses have to be in place. As an extra, be sure that you focus on the staff. You want to be sure that there are good addiction specialists and mental health professionals that are hired.

•    Treatment Method Effectiveness
– the treatment center has to show you some success rate statistics. The best statistics are always offered by an outside agency that is objective.

•    Aftercare Services –this is a factor that many forget about but that is incredibly important. There is a need to have some sort of aftercare program that is well-run. If not, the program should at least have some referrals to support groups and recovery services that are very good and that would work with the alcohol treatment program the patient would go through.

Alcohol Treatment Program Types:
•    Residential treatment – the patient will live at the facility while going through alcohol rehab treatment. This can take up to 3 months.
•    Partial hospitalization treatment –when a stable living condition exists but partial hospitalization is necessary.
•    IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)
–major time commitment is needed but the program is not live-in.
•    Counseling – this basically works better as a follow-up support.
•    Sober living – a highly intensive program like the residential treatment.
•    Brief intervention – a program that is only appropriate in the event that there is an individual that is at risk of developing alcoholism or alcohol abuse.

As you can see, have patience and always read everything that you can about the considered treatment option. You never actually know what is the best so do be sure that you will consider everything that is available and that you will compare options in order to gain exactly what is needed for the individual.

JennyL Designs 2nd Year Anniversary

 I can't believe it, my store just turned 2 today and to celebrate, catch my 2nd Year Anniversary 50% OFF sale at my ETSY store JENNYL DESIGNS , all items are on sale and that includes also the Commercial Licenses.

Go fill your carts now! I have 356 products to choose from and will make more fun items in the future.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Why Is Oral Hygiene And Teeth Cleaning Important?

When you smile and your teeth are white and shiny, you do like it more. People that look at you smile will simply like you better. However, when you have a lack of interest associated with teeth brushing, the texture of the teeth ends up being changed. Teeth that are unclean will normally be filled with bacteria and germs. You end up with foul odor, decay, disarray and much more. Every single person that has bad oral hygiene needs to deal with dozens of huge problems as time passes.

It is vital that you maintain oral hygiene. Unfortunately, there are many that either forget about this or simply do not know how important everything is. It is not that difficult to clean your teeth and the truth is that it is never too late to avoid the trip to the dentist.

If you wonder why oral hygiene is so important, here are the most common reasons that have to be mentioned, based on the experience of Desert Palm Dentistry.

Cavity Control
Cavities are also referred to as tooth decay or caries. They are a huge problem that appears because teeth are invaded by bacteria. In really simple terms, bacteria end up eating teeth. As an immediate result, the tooth simply breaks down.

The initial sign that a cavity will appear is a yellowish, brown or black spot that appears on the tooth. After some time, the tooth will start to feel painful and holes eventually appear in the teeth that are affected. When you brush your teeth every night and every night, cavities do not appear.

Saving Money
This is one of the reasons that few people actually know about. As you brush teeth regularly, you manage to save a lot of money. When you go to the dentist, the costs associated with fixing teeth problems are pretty high. If you do not need dental treatment, you save so much money. Future expenses can be avoided by simply brushing your teeth.

You Do Not Lose Teeth
Tooth loss control is a huge advantage of maintain proper oral hygiene. You surely do not want to lose your teeth. The main reason why a tooth is lost is gum disease. As the disease advances, your jaw line loses support. Teeth end up loosened or simply fall out.

Now Mouth Odor

When oral hygiene is low, bad odors start appearing inside the mouth. Foul smells are basically really bad and it is easy to understand why. Self-confidence can go down and in many cases the odors simply do not disappear because of poor oral hygiene. Regularly brush and your mouth will remain fresh. Odor problems will be alleviated and your self-confidence will be high.

A Beautiful Smile

The last thing that we should mention is that when you maintain proper oral hygiene, teeth will be whiter and will not have problems like cavities. You will end up with a much more beautiful smile. Why not take advantage of such a possibility? Every person in the world wants a better looking smile.

Rainy Days are Here

It's official rainy season is here already in our part of the world. It started last week and just today it rained so hard this afternoon. Worse is that my laundry woman washes our clothes today. The end result, still wet clothes on the hangers.

Rainy seasons usually starts end of May and up to September=October though there are days when there still rain in November. I just prayed that no major floods that will happen anymore. We feared that Ondoy type of flooding will happen again and that will be a major disaster.

Thankfully, mom already had our roof replaced and our roof gutters cleaned last summer and that means we are ready for the rainy season. Hope all will be safe this season as we heard that this year there will be La Nina.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Fun and Happy TV show

When at home while working on my graphic designing, I also have the time to watch news and other shows even while working. TV is on while working and it serves as my background sound or music. Today, mom is at home early and as usual she wants to watch her fave afternoon show, wowowin a local game tv show that gives a lot of money to their contestants. Though the shouts and screams of the people are deafening, I can hide the fats that the show is rating and well loved by their fans.

The sound effects that seemed like they use david gilmour amp or whatever on the show and the energetic host and co-hosts make the show lively.The show obviously have a lot of sponsors that is why they can give a lot of prizes. No wonder the show is flocked by people from provinces because of the happiness, prizes and laughter that the show can bring.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Australian Vacation about to End

I was fortunate to have been given an Australian visa once again last year. The visa is valid for 3 months stay with no work, no further stay but with minimum of study for 3 months.

Since my sister and her family is having a vacation at the end of year last year, they booked my flight last Nov. 22 and I flew immediately. I was so happy to  be back again in Australia after 8 long years since I have been here. I love the country, the people, the way of life and more.. so I was excited that my visa was approved.

It was my first time to experience Christmas and New Year in Australia and it's very different from what I am used to in the Philippines. I can't say that I love it because it was just like an ordinary day except for the joy in opening of the gifts.

With the 3 months that I have been here, i have explored a lot of places like beaches, churches, restaurants, shopping malls and more and I love it.

Wishing there will be another year that I will be here. I love Australia and I will dearly miss it very soon..

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Editing Videos with the Movavi Video Editor Review

Nowadays videos are everywhere – and most people encounter them practically on a daily basis. It could be video presentations that you’re using for work, or it may even be shows that you’ve saved to watch in your free time, or video guides and compilations that you’ve created to share online.

As you probably realize however, making your videos look appealing requires a certain amount of skill so that you’re able to edit and improve them in various ways. At first it may seem as if that’s beyond your abilities – but with the Movavi Video Editor you’ll soon discover that isn’t the case.

In simple terms, the Movavi Video Editor is an easy video editing software that is designed so that it will benefit both beginners and more experienced users. It has a wide range of features, but at the same time these features are engineered so that using them will feel familiar and natural.

Using the Movavi Video Editor to improve your videos and edit them won’t take very long. All you need to do is decide how you want to edit your video, and choose from the features that are available, such as:

Cutting the video into parts and removing unnecessary segments or combining video clips together.
Enhancing the video quality by manually adjusting the color settings and fixing common issues such as pixelated, blurry or interlaced video.
Adding customizable text to create captions, watermarks, or subtitles.
Inserting stylish animated transitions between parts of the video.
Including audio tracks for voiceovers or background music.
Utilizing filter sand special effects to completely transform the visual appearance and style of the video.
Cropping or rotating the video frame and orientation.
Creating video slideshows out of photos.
Optimizing videos automatically with the hundreds of presets available.

As you can see, there’s really no shortage of options that you can use to exert full control over any and all aspects of your video. Regardless of the types of edits you want to perform, the Movavi Video Editor has the tools you need to get the job done.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Just Random Thoughts

What a nice day again here at the Land Down Under and sad that my sister is under the weather right now after our girls night out last night. I had some few time for myself today, cleaned my mobile phone of the photos that need to be transferred to my EHD.

It was also the time clean my niece's room who has not been home for quite sometime since she is at her apartment in Sydney. There goes her guitar that she bought few years ago just lying on the wall. It would have been nice to see her playing it while at home but she's out of the loop for a while. I have some questions in my head like what are the strings on a guitar look like when it's not being used all the time. Will it sound the same?

I remember trying to learn how to play the guitar when I was still young but boom I have no talent on it..lol

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Quiet Christmas

This is my first time to experience Holidays here in Australia and it's really different one for me. Our Christmas started with the opening of gifts. The kids and I had a great time opening our gifts for Christmas. I had quite a lot of gifts too that I will cherish.

A Christmas mass is not to be missed so we heard the 9 am quiet mass at Camden. Lunch is served at Nona and Popo's place and that is much about it.

I miss home but I'm still enjoying my stay here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Perfect Christmas Gift

The most wonderful time of the year is coming in just few days. My gifts are already wrapped and sitting nicely under the Christmas tree. I'm celebrating Christmas here with my sister's family at the Land Down Under and it's my very first time to experience how they celebrate it here. I know it's also good.

The last couple of days are spent going through the shops hunting for the perfect gifts. Although I have brought some gifts with me already when I flew here last November, I can't help but to scour the racks for more good finds. There are many great items to choose from and I have to say that I almost buy another gift for my niece who loves music and is actually taking music at the university. Upon seeing recorders for sale, I thought that I must have been a perfect Christmas gift for her but I already have something for her that she can also use (hopefully).

There are few more days left and I know there are still some people who are on a shopping rush this year. It's fun shopping for ourselves and for our loved ones. Nothing can beat Christmas always.