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Choices Treatment Center

Choices is an outpatient treatment and recovery facility committed to helping individuals overcome problems related to gambling, substance abuse, and mental health through a holistic approach so all co-occurring issues may be addressed.

We offer a 24-hour helpline staffed by licensed counselors, individual and group counseling, and education sessions.

Our counselors are certified with the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program. This program allows us to provide, at no charge to the client, assessments for Problem/Pathological Gamblers, consultations/interventions for problem gamblers and their families, financial counseling, and individual treatment.

Choices Staff is also available for presentations to schools, community groups, churches and businesses on the problems of gambling/gaming.

Our counselors are dually credentialed – Choices also offers Mental Health assessments, Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Substance Abuse Evaluations, DUI/DWI Education Program, Anger Management Education, and Budget and Finance Counseling.

The Choices Mission

Choices mission is to provide quality services in a caring environment by offering a full range of treatment options to individuals and families.

Bryan LGH Medical Plaza
1500 S 48 St Lincoln, NE
Second floor of the Medical Plaza

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Classroom 1A
GAMANON: Classroom 1B
1st Saturday of each month GA Gamanon meet together

Grand Island Gamblers Anonymous
Friday, 7pm (GA) Open Meeting-Family Members Welcome
St. Francis Medical Center, 2116 West Faidley Ave. Room A, Lower Level
Phone Contact: Connie 308-390-6398

Hastings Gamblers Anonymous
Monday, 6:30pm (GA) Open Meeting-Family Members Welcome
Mary Lanning Medical Services Bldg (Basement), 1715 North St Joseph Ave.
Phone Contact: Connie 308-390-6958

Kearney Gamblers Anonymous (12 Step)
Wednesday, 7:30pm (Gamblers 12 Step) Open Meeting- Family Members Welcome
Crossroads Rescue Mission, 1404 East 39th Street
Phone Contact: Geoff 308-293-8156, Patrick 308-293-4782

Scottsbluff Gamblers Anonymous (12 Step)
Thursday, 6:30 pm (Gamblers 12 Step) Open Meeting- Family Members Welcome
18 West 16th Street
Phone Contact: Lisa 308-641-8070

Phone Numbers

  • LINCOLN, NE GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: 402-473-7933
  • OMAHA, NE GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: 402-978-7557
  • NATIONAL/NEBRASKA HELPLINE FOR COMPULSIVE GAMBLING: 1-800-522-4700

Services

  • Free Assessments for Problem/Pathological Gamblers
  • Free consultations/interventions for problem gamblers and their families
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Individual, Family Marriage Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations and Treatment (court approved individual, outpatient intensive outpatient)
  • DUI/DWI Education Programs
  • Budgeting Classes and Counseling
  • Anger Management Counseling

Events

September
National Recovery Month


MA Online: District 13: Chat Room #marijuana,anonymous,12 #step,no #pot, #drug #free,addiction,addict,reccovery,drug #free,ma,


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Welcome to the Chatroom. Please browse the chatroom menu sections below to get familiar with some of the related subjects and help topics.

Chatroom Menu (open/close)

What’s New?

  • District 13 launched its new website June 10th! Take your time to explore all the links and menu items.
  • As of 6/24, we returned to using the Parachat chatroom, while some fixes are studied for the new ProChat software that was used on our site June 10-24.
  • You may login to ParaChat using your username/password in use prior to June 10. New members since June 10 who created new ProChat credentials need to register again in ParaChat.
  • If you use Flash on a PC or mac of any kind, please switch to another browser besides Chrome so you can use Java. Java is incompatible with Chrome. Java allows you to use private messages efficiently and to host without difficulty.
  • Come to a meeting or chat 24/7 with the worldwide MA family
  • MA Convention Speakers in the new multi-media library are a great hit — have a listen!
  • Many thanks to the the District 13 Site Upgrade Committee for their time and effort.

Meeting Topic List

Here are some suggested topics for Marijuana Anonymous meetings:

Chips

We have virtual and physical chips to recognize milestones of sobriety. For thirty days and up we have virtual chips. You can reward yourself by accessing a link here. Better yet, share your sobriety time in a meeting or in the chatroom, and someone can send you a virtual chip.

We have physical chips we can mail to you to celebrate 90 days, 6 months, 9 months, a year, 18 months, and multiple years. Announce your sober time in a meeting, celebrate, and be sure to tell a host or moderator your address. Your address will be given to our Chips Person, who will send one in the mail to you.

Verifications

Verifications of meeting attendance are sent via email. If you need a meeting verification, let the host know in a private message both at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. You will need to provide the host your name and the email address where you want the verification sent. Meetings are one and one half hours long and full attendance is required.

Please note, only registered hosts can send a verification. Check the schedule for your host’s name — if it‘s on it somewhere, then that person is registered. Or just ask. We’re glad you’re here and can get a taste of recovery!

Technical Frequently Asked Questions and Information

Chat Terms of Use

  • Our primary purpose is to carry the message to the marijuana addict who still suffers. We do this by practicing the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Marijuana Anonymous.
  • For room safety, Moderators may warn, silence, boot, or ban a person for offensive usernames or behavior in the rooms. A permanent ban requires a vote of the Chat Abuse Committee.
  • The following behavior is likely to lead to action from a Moderator:
  1. Personal attacks
  2. Attacks or abusive language based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or politics
  3. Threats of harm
  4. Sexually overt language
  5. Soliciting sex
  6. Promoting a religion
  7. Promoting, campaigning, or flaming about politics
  8. Selling, procuring or promoting marijuana or other drugs
  • The following types of usernames will lead to an action from a Moderator:
  1. Names that would commonly be considered vulgar, obscene, or sexual, or mentions another member
  2. Names that refer to private body parts
  3. Names that directly or indirectly are considered as pro-drug centric
  4. Names that have political references
  5. Names that advocate or promote religions
  • Protect your own safety by not giving out personal information until you are sure of who you are communicating with. Use the Report Abuse link to report abuse to the Chat Abuse Committee. Copy and paste the abusive text entries into your chat abuse report email, and include member(s), time and date, and room you were in.
  • The individual opinions expressed on this site, are the personal opinions of the members and cannot be understood to necessarily reflect the opinions of Marijuana Anonymous District 13, or Marijuana Anonymous World Services.
  • Thank you for your cooperation. Each one of us plays an important role in helping Marijuana Anonymous Online to be a safe space. We can best carry the message to the addict who still suffers by agreeing to these terms.

The 12 Steps Of Marijuana Anonymous

  1. We admitted we were powerless over marijuana, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood God.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to marijuana addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The 12 Traditions Of Marijuana Anonymous

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon M.A. unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority, a loving God whose expression may come through in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or M.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose, to carry its message to the marijuana addict who still suffers.
  6. M.A. groups ought never endorse, finance, or lend the M.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every M.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Marijuana Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. M.A. as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Marijuana Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the M.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based upon attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, t.v. film, and other public media. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all fellow M.A. members.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

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Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy:

The path to drug addiction begins with that first act of taking drugs. Over time, a person may need more of the drug to get the same effect. Drug seeking becomes compulsive, in large part as a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning and, thus, on behavior. Drug addiction makes drug use a compelling need, not a casual choice.

The drug addiction Newsletter is published periodically, and provides up-to-date information concerning advancements in the treatment of drug addiction, as well as drug addiction trends.

What is Amphetamine Addiction?

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Drug Addiction an Illness, Not a Crime

Whether addiction is an actual disease remains a hotly debated topic � one which probably will continue. Webster�s defines ‘disease’ as follows: “Any departure from health presenting marked symptoms; malady, illness; disorder”. Drug addiction certainly meets that measure; show me a drug addict and I�ll show you someone presenting symptoms of illness, malady and disorder.


Best Cheap Car Insurance in Michigan for 2017 #free #anonymous #car #insurance


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Best Cheap Car Insurance in Michigan for 2017

Finding cheap car insurance in Michigan can be challenging. The state has the third-highest rates in the nation, on average, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Because costs vary depending on the company, however, shopping around can help you avoid the priciest quotes.

To help Michigan drivers save as much as possible, we collected rates from the eight largest insurers in the state and found the three cheapest options for the following driver types:

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Cheapest for good drivers

For drivers with no at-fault accidents, DUIs or moving violations.

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Even incident-free drivers in Michigan could face steep prices for auto insurance. Among the three cheapest companies, the average cost was $2,375 per year. Auto-Owners Insurance returned the best deal in our research, $2,167 per year, or about $181 a month.

If you have a clean record, it’s wise to compare safe-driving discounts that companies may offer, such as those for not having claims or moving violations for a significant time period. Perks like these could provide much-needed savings and influence which insurer is cheapest for you.

Cheapest for young drivers

For drivers in their early 20s.

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PRICE

Drivers in their early 20s can often select relatively lean coverage amounts, given that they usually don t have significant savings or assets to lose in a crash-related lawsuit. We gathered quotes for young drivers carrying the minimum required coverage limits.

The lowest average quote we found was $1,302 per year from Hanover. This was $865 less than the cheapest deal we found for 30-year-old good drivers who carried higher coverage limits.

Cheapest for drivers with one at-fault crash

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Car insurers in Michigan can use your credit-based insurance score as a predictor of future claims. If you have poor credit, you could face higher Michigan car insurance rates than most other motorists, even those who’ve caused a collision.

For instance, the cheapest deal we found for this group was $3,396 from Auto-Owners Insurance. This was $1,229 more than the most affordable rate for good drivers with no credit issues and $841 more than the lowest quote for drivers with one at-fault crash.

Cheapest for retired drivers

For drivers in their mid- to late 60s who no longer use their car for commuting.

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Retirees generally spend less time behind the wheel than younger drivers and should be able to find relatively cheap car insurance in Michigan.

We gathered rates for drivers in their 60s who travel half as many miles annually as other groups. Frankenmuth had the best deal, at $2,149 per year, which was cheaper than the lowest quote for drivers half that age who put a daily commute on the odometer.

Minimum car insurance requirements in Michigan

Michigan residents must carry liability insurance, personal property protection (PPI) and personal injury protection (PIP).

Personal property protection pays to fix damage you cause to others’ property, such as a fence or garage, while driving, or damage you cause to others’ parked cars. Personal injury protection primarily covers injuries that you and your passengers suffer in a crash, no matter who caused the incident.

Personal injury protection doesn t have any minimum limit to choose; the coverage is unlimited in Michigan if needed. However, you must select at least the following amounts of liability insurance and personal property protection:

  • $20,000 bodily injury liability per person.
  • $40,000 bodily injury liability per incident.
  • $10,000 property damage liability per incident.
  • $1 million PPI.

Experts recommend buying more than the bare minimum liability insurance to avoid having to pay out of pocket for damages that exceed your policy’s limits.

Check out NerdWallet’s guide to car insurance requirements by state to learn more about how the required and optional coverages of your Michigan auto policy work.

Alternative car insurance in Michigan

Drivers who are denied car insurance on the open market because of poor credit, DUIs or other factors may apply for coverage through the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility .

NerdWallet can also help drivers find cheap car insurance in Michigan. Try our car insurance comparison tool to view rates from leading companies in the Wolverine State.

Here’s a summary of where you’ll find the cheapest insurance, by category:

Cheapest car insurance in Michigan

METHODOLOGY

For most categories, NerdWallet averaged rates from the largest insurers for 30-year-old men and women in 10 ZIP codes and with the following coverage limits:

  • $100,000 bodily injury liability coverage per person.
  • $300,000 bodily injury liability coverage per accident.
  • $50,000 property damage liability coverage per accident.
  • $100,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage per person.
  • $300,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage per accident.
  • $1 million personal injury protection.
  • Collision coverage with $1,000 deductible.
  • Comprehensive coverage with $1,000 deductible.

We used a 2013 Toyota Camry in all cases. Our sample retired driver was 67 and drove 50% fewer annual miles than other groups. Our sample young driver was 22 and carried the minimum required coverage. These are sample rates generated through Quadrant Information Services. Your own rates will be different.

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