May 2013

Alcohol - How To Cut Back


Small changes can make a big difference in reducing your chances of having alcohol-related problems. Here are some strategies to try. Check off some to try the first week, and add some others the next.

Keeping Track
Keep track of how much you drink. Find a way that works for you, such as a 3x5” card in your wallet, check marks on a kitchen calendar, or a personal digital assistant. If you make note of each drink before you drink it, this will help you slow down when needed.

Adjusting To College Life


Welcome to college! Attending college is one of the first major life transitions for many young adults. Some students are excited to take on the new experiences of campus life, while others feel apprehensive about making this change. Regardless of your outlook when beginning your first year of college, you may benefit from talking with others who have already made that transition.

Making the Transition

What are some of the most common changes you can expect in the first year on campus?

In the Saddle — Assistant Coach Ken Richardson

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CHICKASHA – The Drover softball players expected a smooth transition as the season began, but a few injuries later, the team was just trying to stay healthy enough to continue to season.

Ending at 26-26, assistant coach Ken Richardson said he was proud of the way the players continued to fight, work hard and endure a less-than-ideal season.

“Right off the bat, we lose a player. Then we started in a spring and lose another one in a key spot for us,” Richardson said. “But we survived. I’m proud of the girls, and they did a good job.”

Addictive Relationships

Addictive Relationships

It is often very hard to end a love relationship even when you know it is bad for you. A “bad” relationship is not the kind that is going through the usual periods of disagreement and disenchantment that are inevitable when two separate people come together. A bad relationship is one that involves continual frustration; the relationship seems to have potential but that potential is always just out of reach.

Drovers prepared to play in nationals

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CHICKASHA – Hours of practice, thousands of pitches and nearly four months of contests, the Drover baseball team earned their reward and the season’s No. 1 goal: The program’s first trip to the national tournament.

After are record-breaking season, the Drovers (40-17) are eager to play in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, which is slated to begin Thursday at Oklahoma City University.



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Child or Adult Abuse Hotline 800-522-3511

What Is Counseling?


There are many reasons that people enter counseling. Often people come in saying that they are overwhelmed and stressed due to various life circumstances. Sometimes they have had recent or past life traumas, such as abuse, loss, or illness. Many times they begin therapy following a crisis, something that has turned their world upside down, like the addiction of a loved one, adultery, or witnessing a violent incident.