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Can We Force the Addict Into Treatment?

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Occasionally, I’ll get the call where a family member asks if there is a process to forcibly send a person into treatment. Some families will ask if there is a way to simply restrain the addict, throw him in the back of a van, and haul him off to treatment. While I certainly understand the frustrations involved in living with an addict and the never- ending requests to get them help (that typically fall on deaf ears), generally speaking, the answer is no. You can’t kidnap an addict and force treatment upon him.

The best solution is an alcohol or drug intervention. However, any seasoned intervention specialist will tell you that there are no guarantees when it comes to interventions. The addict still has the right to reject treatment. In most cases, it is still advisable to go forward with the intervention. The family will at least have had the opportunity to get together as a team, provide a solution (treatment), and, God forbid, if something bad does befall the addict (further health complications, loss of job, jail, etc.) the family can feel a small level of comfort by knowing they all got together, did the best job they could and offered the gift of treatment. Additionally, the seed will have been planted in the addict’s mind that a solution is available with the family waiting in the wings to offer support throughout the recovery process.

The alcohol intervention or drug intervention offers yet another way to strongly suggest accepting the gift of treatment. To the extent it is available within the framework of family or friends, leverage can be used to persuade the addict to accept help. Addicts often view leverage as a means of forcing treatment upon them, but this is simply not true. With leverage, the addict still has the right to reject treatment. The result of such rejection, however, comes with consequences.

For instance, an employer may attend the alcohol intervention of an addicted employee. If the employee resists treatment, as a last resort, the employer may create a boundary wherein if the addict continues to resist treatment he will lose his job. Notice that in this example the addict still has a choice. He can resist treatment and continue drinking. If he does, however, he will now have to face the consequence of job termination. This type of leverage can be a powerful tool in not only “persuading” the addict into treatment, but also in eliminating the enabling and, perhaps more importantly, creating healthy boundaries for those friends and family members of the addict.

California does allow for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation, commonly referred to as a 5150, with an eye toward obtaining some level of short term medical treatment during the mandatory hold. The 5150 process does have specific criteria and is not an easy undertaking, especially if you are dealing with a reluctant participant to the treatment process.

The California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) 5150 is an application for involuntary admission for up to 72 hours from the time the declaration is written. WIC 5150 is not itself a direct admission form and does not of itself authorize the involuntary admission; it merely gets the individual to the door. Then, as described in WIC 5151: Prior to admitting a person to the facility, the professional person in charge of the facility or his or her designee shall assess the individual in person to determine the appropriateness of the involuntary detention. During the period of confinement, a confined individual is evaluated by a mental health professional to determine if a psychiatric admission is warranted. Confinement and evaluation usually occurs in a county mental health hospital or in a designated emergency room facility. If the individual is then admitted to a psychiatric unit, only a psychiatrist may rescind the 5150 and allow the person to either remain voluntarily or be discharged.

On or previous to the expiration of the 72 hours, the psychiatrist must assess the person to see if they still meet criteria for hospitalization. If so, the person may be offered a voluntary admission. If it is refused, then another hold for up to 14 days may be applied for.

The criteria for a 5150 hold requires probable cause. This includes danger to self, danger to others together with some indication, prior to the administering of the hold, of symptoms of a mental disorder, and/or grave disability. The conditions must exist under the context of a mental illness and the person must be refusing psychiatric treatment.

I can report from experience that a 5150 hold is not an easy process and one that local authorities take very seriously. A family called me to help them facilitate an alcohol intervention. Their loved one, a 50ish year old female alcoholic, was resistant to treatment, lived alone in a large house and was a recluse. It was clear that her alcoholism was progressing to the point where her family feared that she would soon die (several days at best) from the disease. Though we tried for several hours to “reach” her through the intervention process, the intervention ended with a phone call to 911 requesting a 5150 on the basis of grave disability.

Police and the fire department arrived and preformed a brief assessment using the above-referenced criteria. After asking her a series of questions to determine mental state (name, where do you live, what day is it, etc.) and questioning her further regarding suicide and homicide, they determined that she did not meet the criteria for a 5150 hold. Although she arguably was gravely disabled (she was drunk at the time, empty bottles all over the floor, empty food containers strewn about), her condition was nevertheless insufficient to satisfy the “gravely disabled” provision of the code and the authorities had no alternative but to leave the house.

While a 5150 hold is available where appropriate, it is not a guarantee. Specific statutory criteria must be met. In cases where a 5150 is requested resulting from addiction, there still remains the very serious question of drug/alcohol treatment. At best, the family hopes for three days (and perhaps an additional 14 if granted) to plant the seed of treatment to address the addiction issues.

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Understanding Miranda

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Most people, who are not criminal defense attorneys, believe that if the police do not inform them of their Miranda warnings when they are arrested, the case will be dismissed on a technicality. This is not the case.

Commonly known as Miranda warnings, these are warnings that many people associate when a person is arrested by the police. People are quite familiar with numerous television shows where the police arrest a suspect and proceed to inform them of their rights. The rights are as follows:

1) You have the right to remain silent;
2) Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law;
3) You have the right to consult with a lawyer and have the lawyer present during questioning;
4) If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed if you so desire;

Police officers are not required to inform people of their Miranda rights when they question an individual. Miranda warnings are required in very specific situations. A person must be in custody of the police. Custody is not necessarily defined as being in jail or handcuffed. A person can be in custody on a street, in his home, or in a parking lot if the person is deprived of his freedom in a significant way. The other requirement is that the police are questioning the person. Without these two requirements, Miranda is not required.

If a person is in custody and Miranda warnings were not provided, any statements pursuant to the questioning will be barred from being used at trial. In addition, any evidence obtained as a result of the inadmissible statement may also be suppressed. The suppression of that evidence falls under the doctrine of the “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree”.

The attorneys at Dupage County DUI state that it is best to respectfully decline to answer any questions without an attorney present. Typically, individuals in custody are unsure as to what knowledge the police have and attempt to outsmart the police. Suspects frequently reveal information that can later be used as evidence of their guilt. The advice I give all clients is refuse to answer any questions and obtain an attorney. If the client wishes, he can always answer questions at a later time.

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Building Customer Loyalty

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The following tips can apply to virtually any profession or industry. If you think that these are self-evident, then I challenge you to take a personal assessment. Print this page and keep the list on your desk for one week. Place a checkmark next to each item when you conduct an activity that fulfills one of these objectives. Can you check all of these items in one week? Are you actively practicing the commitment that you desire from your customers?

If you want loyalty, you have to give it

Makes a list of your most important customers or clients. For your general customers or clients, demonstrate your commitment in general terms and especially when they need you. For the most important customers, demonstrate your commitment and let them know how much you appreciate them. Sometimes loyalty takes sacrifice.

Communicate

Building a lasting relationship requires communication. Communication means listening to your customer or client, as well as conveying your own message. One sided communication is a speech, mutual communication is a conversation. Communicate when things are going well and when there are problems. When things are going as expected, bring it to their attention. When there are problems, provide the scope of the challenge and your solutions, preferably before the customer even knows that the problems exists. This builds credibility, confidence and trust.

Understand Your Customer’s Goals

The products or services that you provide are only meaningful in the context of your customer’s objectives. What you do is intended achieve financial or strategic objectives, or fulfill a need. Understand and communicate your value from the perspective of the customer. Be aware of changes that may affect the customer requirements and your perceived value so you can adjust accordingly.

Be Consistent

One of the best ways to manage expectations is to be consistent. Be consistent with your quality, your responsiveness and delivery of goods or services. Establish a routine schedule for communication with your most important customers, so you can call “just to talk” and check the pulse of the relationship.

Build Credibility

There are two easy ways to build credibility. First, do what you say you are going to do. If you leave a message to call back or make a commitment for follow-up, then call when you said you would call. Even if you do not have all the answers, call when you commit to call back. The second way to build credibility is to take time to get the best answer. Sometimes you may not know the best response to a situation or request. Ask for time to research and come back with the most accurate answer or information that you can obtain. Taking time for accuracy can be far more beneficial to your customer than a quickly but incorrect reply.

Cracker Jack Surprise

Give your customers something more than expected. Don’t tell them in advance, just do something to demonstrate your appreciation. It can be as simple as a greeting card, email or small token to show your appreciation. Loyalty is a relationship, and it should be nurtured as you would care for a friend. Do not take it for granted.

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Words of Wisdom

“An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.”

– Elbert Hubbard

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.”

– Peter Drucker

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

– Vince Lombardi

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10 Clarifications On Japanese 5 S House Keeping Model – Implement In Digital Marketing Leadership

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I was unable to bear to pass up a major opportunity on these subtleties of preparing in Digital Marketing due to the seasons for outstanding security in the unstable Internet and Digital Age where we have digital assaults, specific software engineers and different sources who may take in our clients, customers and our very own data.

Before I plunge into the 5-S House- Keeping Model that is actualized by the Japanese in their own and business world, I felt the lack of need to specify the Japanese Educational System in a nutshell which I could list in shots as follows:

• It is intriguing to take note of that the degree of Japanese Education is higher even contrasted with the world guidelines.

• Learning Mathematics in Japan in Schools is treated as learning a language and that synchronizes with Galileo Galilei explanation “Mathematics and Science is the language of the universe”.

• Their System of Education accentuates Morals, Manners and Etiquette before information and until the age of 10, the Japanese students have no concerns of composing tests.

• The Japanese students are prepared to regard individuals, soak up liberality and be delicate to all living beings and living creatures as well.

• Most Japanese schools have no janitors or caretakers. The students are collaborated on rotation premise and prepared to clean, clear and wipe the homerooms, the school premise and the entire yard. They get familiar with the specialty of collaboration and participation first before they get familiar with any subjects.

• Most Japanese schools have normalized menu for lunch and is given by the school to fabricate a family climate.

• After school, youngsters go to different workshops, for example, calligraphy, verse, writing, science, etc.

• Nearly all students must wear uniform similarly as it is standard in the Middle East and India.

• Similarly, as in India, the understudies show profound regard for their educators and bow down with a welcome.

• There is an extraordinary compatibility among educators and students, and the instructor welcome each student with a generous smile daily, calling their names, visually connecting, benevolent non-verbal hello there five or a handshake with a couple of uplifting statements.

What I induce from this is that we also all in all could follow this glow of conduct and treat our guests, customers, clients with sympathy and show successful authority.

The Five (5)- S Housekeeping Model continuing in business merits actualizing in our Digital Marketing Leadership as well, to have a repetitive client, to fabricate trust, devotion and security with them, along these lines achieve manufacture our dependable image.

5-S Housekeeping Model can be clarified as follows:

1. SEIRI: It alludes to figuring out the unncecesary things in the working environment and disposing of these. Just the required things ought to be held at work environment, sitting spot or at home.

2. SEISO: It alludes to cleaning our working environment completely so that there is no residue on the floor machines, or hardware. This way our working environment, sitting spot or living spot, remain dust free and should be sparkling clean

3. SEIKETSU: It alludes to preparing our kin in the work spots, workplaces and living spots (homes) to follow great house-keeping. This is conceivable through an ability to be self-aware order among the people.

4. SEITON: It alludes to masterminding everything vital in a decent request so that these can be effortlessly gotten for use. As Benjamin Franklin expresses “A spot for everything, everything in its place.”

5. SHITSUKE: It alludes to keeping up elevated expectations of housekeeping at your work places, sitting spots or homes via preparing individuals to follow great housekeeping discipline self-autonomy

We could apply similar standards and methodologies in our Digital Marketing and have similar planning while at the same time fabricating our site as far as security, protection, wellbeing and keep up an incredible expert connection with our clients, customers, guests, etc with empathic correspondence all through the excursion toward independence from the rat race and even continue reliably even after that.

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Accounting Solutions for Business by Choosing Payroll Apps

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The application should be easy to setup. This entails having the instructions for initial installation as well as for any upgrades that are done for security purpose. Support that may be required during installation or during the operation of the application should be provided by the vendor. This may range from online support to telephone inquiries. Ease of use should be evinced from the interactive interface that has icons drawn to denote the work it does.

Integration is another feature that makes the payroll accounting solutions an essential for business. Contact information can be drawn from the employee record system, bank accounts can be integrated for depositing salary (or wage) to the account of the employee based on the total working hours and any impending vacancies can be known beforehand. The working hours, meanwhile is also calculated by assessing the entry and exit time as entered by employees themselves. Management has to input the provisions regarding the employees like holiday, leave and insurance provisions. Calculations from the raw data is done by the application itself. The effort that the management puts into payroll calculation can be seen to have been drastically reduced.

Year-end filing for tax purposes is also done by the application once the rates affecting the business is input by the management. Various contributions by the employer as well as the deductions from the account of the employees. Social security tax, federal unemployment tax, state unemployment insurance etc. The rates change annually and therefore the app should update the rates so that compliance to the law is made. Further, a business may have branches in different states with their own rates which should be accounted by the app.

Reminders are another features that prompts the management to make the payment. Moreover, the application can automatically transfer the funds to the state account on time relieving the management of the extra effort required for that end. Newly hired personnel should also be reported to government.

Payroll apps should also have provision for 1099 contract worker so that employees and consultant are differentiated. This avoids the business getting into payroll fraud. While internal control measures should be installed by the management, it should be complemented by the app.

The raw data as well as the processed data should be encrypted with the best possible means ensuring protection from unwanted intrusion. Online backup of the data ensures that natural calamities would not hamper the data.

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Become an Online MLM Business Expert – How to Select the Best MLM Company?

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Becoming an online multi-level marketing expert is not a big task. Especially online MLM business is very easy to achieve, but you need to implement the good and latest techniques to get success online. This online business will allow you to build a profitable business without bother your friends, family and relatives. You have tons of multi-level marketing online business opportunities available on internet, but you have to choose the right and the best company to work.

Online MLM business is much easier than offline direct MLM business because here in online you don’t need to meet anybody and no need to convince anybody. Just select the right company and product to promote who offers multi-level marketing opportunity. To get success you need to implement few easy and simple online techniques.

Strong Mindset

Set your mindset with empty work, especially with computer for online marketing. Never confuse yourself with others marketing strategies. Yes! Follow those strategies, but not with just blind. Try to build your own style of marketing, Work with the good vision and never try to quit the company and join another. Work for success and only for success.

Select the Best Online MLM Company

Firstly select the best online MLM business provider company who offers product or service. After selecting the company and product, get maximum information about the product and stay focused.

Digital products or online software services are best ever product to promote for online MLM business, just because it is very easy to download and safe to use it. Especially compared to physical products, digital products are much easier to promote and get success easily.

So, I strongly recommend you that select the digital product like domains sale or web hosting services which have good demand in online market to promote. No other product have this much demand in internet world. This is the ultimate product for your Online MLM business to get good success.

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The Effect of More Twitter Followers on Your Business

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Since its inception, Twitter has been a little mysterious to a lot of people online. Part of its mystique is the 140-character each tweet allows. Any more than that number and your tweet will be truncated. You need to learn to be brief.

Once you have researched Twitter and realize that it is something that you want to be involved with for your business, the next feature that you will want to pay attention to is acquiring followers on Twitter. Acquiring followers is important but it is also important to understand that it is more important to concentrate on quality versus quantity. The chances are great that if you follow people, they will follow you back. You will find that it isn’t going to be a big challenge to gather a number of followers on Twitter. However, it may be a little more challenging to gather the right followers on Twitter. Of course, you need to just keep at it and your list of followers will be what you want it to be.

What are the issues if your Twitter followers are too many?

If you have a large number of Twitter followers, it is important to understand the issues that may arise because of that. Twitter, just like all other social media channels, is about building relationships and interacting. If you have a Twitter community (or communities) that is too large in number, it will be a lot more difficult to interact. If you are not able to interact effectively, your relationships with your Twitter followers will not be as strong as they should be. It is critical that you have enough time and energy to interact with everyone with whom you wish to interact. Remember, you are using Twitter to strengthen your business relationships and the only way to effectively do that is to pay attention to your online Twitter connections. The last thing you want or need is for your Twitter followers to fade into the woodwork because, at that point, they will basically not exist for you. With that in mind, you should do everything in your power to protect the size of your Twitter groups so that they don’t grow beyond a certain size.

Managing your followers on Twitter

It is essential that you manage your Twitter followers effectively. That means that you need to have a good sense of who you are following and who is following you back. You will also want to pay attention to who is very active on Twitter and who is not active. The reason that this information is important to you and your business is that if a particular follower is not interacting with you at all (or very little), you should consider not following that person anymore. In any case, it is very important for you to look at your list of Twitter followers on a regular basis so that you can continually “purify” your list so that it is the best that it can be for your business at all times. Keep in mind that it will do you no good at all if you have 10,000 followers but you only actually know 1,500 of them and of those 1,500, you are only actively involved with 250. It just makes no sense for you to waste your time (and space) with followers who don’t add anything and who you don’t benefit either.

How to unfollow Twitter followers

If you wish to unfollow any of your followers, all you need to do it to select the follower’s name and click the “unfollow” button. If you have a bunch of people whom you wish to unfollow, you can do that as well. There is also a lot of additional information that you can glean if you hover your mouse over a particular follower’s name, such as the average number of tweets that they are sending per day.

Conclusion

Twitter is still a very effective social media tool that can really help your business when it comes to your online interactions. It is important that you understand why and how it can work for you and leverage it in the most effective way possible for your business. Twitter is here to stay and it is advisable that you take advantage of whatever you can and hone and perfect your list as much as possible.

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