Monday, December 31, 2018

Enjoy a Safe New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is the biggest party of the year, with celebrations often involving a few adult beverages. Everyone gathered to ring in 2019 will want to have a memorable night and having a few drinks is a great way to unwind, relax, and enjoy the company of friends. There’s nothing wrong with drinking responsibly - as long as you don’t get behind the wheel of a car. That’s why it’s important to have a plan in place before you go out so that you never have to drink and then drive. Here are some tips for celebrating New Year’s Eve while staying safe.

Stay Sober - It sounds obvious, but skipping alcohol altogether is the best way to ensure you don't drink and drive.
Designated Driver - Choose someone to take on the responsibility of designated driver for the evening. At the next party, switch off, so everyone has a chance to enjoy themselves safely.
Bring the Party Home - Invite friends to your house to celebrate with you. Offer to let them spend the night, this way they'll stay off of the roads and can drink as much as they want without worrying about how to get home.
Limit Your Drinking - If you do decide to have a glass or two of bubbly, consume only one beverage per hour and drink plenty of water. If you get carried away, find an alternative ride home. The most important thing is to avoid getting behind the wheel when you’re impaired. You can worry about getting your car back the next day. Have you been ordered by a judge to enroll in a DWI education program online? Visit AmericanIntegrityCourses.com today to enroll in one of our court certified courses.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Reducing Anger in the New Year

In the New Year, why not resolve to work on becoming a better you through controlling your anger issues? By incorporating these simple anger management techniques into your daily life, you can take control of your anger and rage, allowing you to express your feelings better.  

·         Recognize the Signs: Often when we start feeling angry, there are physical symptoms like a racing heart, shaking, and quickening breath.
·         Remove Yourself:  When you are aware that you are getting angry, take yourself out of the situation, whether that be for 10 seconds or 10 minutes.
·         Get Physical: Channel your anger by doing something physical, such as a quick walk, running up a flight of stairs, or hitting a punching bag. Brisk exercise will help to take the edge off of your anger, enabling you to express yourself in a more controlled manner.
·         Talk to a Friend: Confide in a friend what you're feeling. Express your feelings to a person you trust, in writing, or by calling a helpline to let out your frustrations.
·         Breathe: When you're stressed, part of the 'fight or flight' response is to take short, shallow breaths, so focusing on your breathing helps.
·         Anger Management Courses: AIC. American Integrity Courses is your source for court-ordered courses online. When a judge orders you to enroll in an anger management class, you can take your course online at AmericanIntegrityCourses.com.


The next time you feel your anger rise and you want to stay in control, try these simple anger management tips. Rather than lashing out, give yourself the time and space you need to take stock of your emotions and in turn, express your anger in a healthier way.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tips for Making Good Decisions

Life is full of decision-making. The big ones, made at crucial times in your life, they can decide the person you become and affect your future, while others can be more trivial.

Making good decisions requires forethought and effort. Deciding which cereal to eat for breakfast isn't a significant decision that involves real consequences, but choosing the right job, starting your own business, or figuring out how much you need to save for retirement can be life-changing.
                          
The daily decisions we make create our reality and shape who we are as individuals. Do you want to start making successful choices that will continually move you in the direction of your dreams?

For those decisions that are complex and difficult to make, these are a few points to consider to help come up with a good solution.
Use your brain: It's important to find the balance between emotion (the right side) and reason (the left side).
Visualize your future: Take a moment to think about what success means to you. When you have a positive mental image, you can see yourself as a successful person.
Recognize the power behind each decision:  Before you make a decision, you need to understand the effects of your choice. Any decision that you make causes a chain of events to happen.
Listen to your gut: When you find yourself wavering between multiple options, your intuition is one of your most powerful decision-making tools.
Align your core values and decisions: Make your choices based on whether or not they align with your values, passions, and priorities.


If you have been ordered by a judge to complete a decision-making course to help you to achieve your goals, visit AmericanIntegrityCourses.com today.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse


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The abuse of prescription medication, particularly opioid painkillers, has become a public health crisis in the United States. Understandably, this has many people worried about their own safety when being prescribed these potentially addicting medications. The truth is, most non-drug abusing patients who are prescribed painkillers do not become addicted. If you are worried that you have addictive tendencies, here is how you can prevent prescription drug abuse.
Give Accurate Medical History – When you visit the doctor, give them a detailed and accurate medical history. You should also described the reason for the visit as accurately as you can. This ensures that you will be given the appropriate medication for your condition.
Follow All Directions Carefully – Read all labels carefully and take all prescription drugs exactly as prescribed. Make sure you take note of the side effects and any potential interactions with other medications that you take. Be sure to tell your doctor about all of the side-effects you experience.
Keep Dose Steady – Do not change your dose and do not stop taking a medication without consulting your doctor first. Beginning and coming off of prescription medication should be directed and monitored by your doctor.
Do Not Use Medication Not Prescribed to You – This one is obvious: if your name is not on the prescription, do not take it. People who do abuse prescription drugs often become addicted because they took a medication that was not prescribed to them.
AIC. American Integrity Courses offers online substance abuse courses that you can complete on your own schedule. Enroll in a court-ordered course today at AmericanIntegrityCourses.com for as little as $10.

Teaching Children to Manage Anger


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One of the things that children need to learn is how to manage their emotions. Anger is a healthy, normal emotion to feel, but many kids have problems coping with their anger in productive ways. Here are three things you can do to help them learn anger management skills.
Differentiate Feelings and Behavior
It can be hard for kids to experience feelings of anger without acting out. It’s important to teach kids to label their emotions so that they can express their anger verbally without using aggressive behaviors. Teach your child to control their actions by saying things like, “It is okay to be angry, but it is not okay to hit people.”
Set a Good Example
Our children look up to us, so they model our behaviors. For your child to develop good anger management skills, they need you to model good behavior for them. They will not learn to manage their anger productively if they see you losing your temper.
If you do lose your temper in front of them, explain why that was wrong. “I am sorry that I was yelling when I was mad. I should have taken a walk to calm down instead of raising my voice,” is an excellent way to explain anger to children.
Teach Healthy Coping Skills
When your kids express anger in aggressive ways, teach them a healthier way to cope with their anger. Say things like:
·         “Next time, use your words.”
·         “Walk away when you feel angry instead of hitting.”
·         “Is there a better way to deal with this?”
AIC. American Integrity Courses offers online anger management courses that you can complete at your own pace. Visit AmericanIntegrityCourses.com to enroll in a court-ordered course for as little as $10.

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism


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Alcoholism is a very serious condition that can destroy your life. Here are some signs that you may be developing this disorder:
·         You typically drink more alcohol than you intend or drink over a longer period of time.
·         You attempt and fail to cut back on your alcohol use.
·         You spend more and more time acquiring alcohol, drinking, and recovering from the effects.
·         You start experiencing cravings for alcohol.
·         Your use of alcohol starts to affect your daily life at school, work, or home.
·         You continue to drink despite the problems it is causing in your life.
·         You pull away from social, occupational, or recreational activities that you used to enjoy because you are drinking instead.
·         You drink even though you have a health issue that is worsened by alcohol.
·         You use alcohol in hazardous situations, like driving.
·         You experience withdrawal symptoms when you do not drink.
·         You begin developing a tolerance for alcohol, requiring more and more to experience the same effects.
Excessive use of alcohol can have serious effects on your life, including physical symptoms like bad breath, weight loss, dry skin and hair, premature aging, broken capillaries in your nose and face, jaundice, and bad hygiene.
There are many treatments available for those who wish to be free from alcoholism, including taking an online drug and alcohol course from AIC. American Integrity Courses. If you have been ordered by a judge to complete an educational course because of your drinking or substance abuse issues, visit AmericanIntegrityCourses.com today.

AIC. American Integrity Courses Offers New “John School” Course


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AIC. American Integrity Courses offers court-ordered courses conveniently online from as low as $10. We are continually looking to add classes that meet the needs of our customers, so that everyone has the opportunity to take a necessary education course from the comfort of their own homes, at their own pace, for an affordable price. Our most recent addition to our extensive selection of courses is a “john” education course.
What is John School?
Our John school course is aimed at the clients of prostitutes, who are referred to as “johns” in the United States. This is a diversion program designed for people who have been arrested for soliciting the services of a prostitute, or a related offense.
A judge may order an offender to complete an educational course like this one in place of jail time. They may also offer a lighter sentence if the course is completed.
Our courses are 99.9% guaranteed to be approved in court, and completion certificates are instantly emailed to you once you complete the course. All of our courses are professionally designed. Whether you have been ordered to take a decision making course, a john school course, or even a domestic violence course, you can enroll online at AmericanIntegrityCourses.com.