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text 2018-05-29 05:25
Using virtual reality to warn others of the dangers of drink driving

There are many occasions where individuals could drink, then drive. These are unlimited. But in general, include:

  • Sports events
  • Hen and stag dos
  • Staff leaving parties
  • Graduations
  • Weddings 
  • Festivals

Although incredibly easy to jump into a vehicle after drinking. Many people do not consider the amount of alcohol they have consumed. Such a relaxed attitude can be very dangerous. As although someone may feel that after one pint of beer, they should be OK to drive. This is not necessarily true. Because there are several factors which affect how our body processes alcohol. Specifically, everyone is different. And factors such as height & weight affect how quickly alcohol is absorbed into our blood stream.

There is only one sure-fire way to make sure you are within the legal limit after drinking. And that is by using a breathalyser. Which is why DrinkAndDriveSafe stock a range of breathalysers. However, we believe that education regarding the dangers of drink driving, is an effective way to prevent it all together. One such way that this can be achieved is by using virtual reality videos. To simulate a crash induced by drink driving.

What can I expect from viewing a VR video of a drink driving crash?

One such experience has been crafted by alcohol maker Diageo. It displays a crash between three cars. Viewable via a 360 degree VR headset. A number of different people are featured.

It begins where the lady celebrating a career change, takes over one of the cars.

The video has been published through a number of platforms. Such as YouTube 360. In order to achieve widespread viewing, it is compatible with a number of VR headsets.

The simulation can be taken a step further. It can be combined with a D-Box chair. This ensures the viewer experiences some impact. By feeling vibration as the car becomes out of control.

The videos have been viewed by a number of critics. The development of the VR experience has prompted mixed feedback.

Cadd (The Campaign against Drinking and Driving) is an independent UK charity. Carole Whittingham works for Cadd. She agrees that the app is useful to show the risks. She feels that anything making people stop & think about the dangers of drink driving is good. However, she questions it’s effectiveness for a UK audience. And feels the VR experience ‘could have been furthered’.

Drink Driver Education Plus provides training & advice on drink driving. It believes that the video relied on ‘scare tactics’ to inform people.

Dr Lucia Valmaggia is head of the Virtual Reality Lab at Kings College London. She believes that VR is an effective way to create responses similar to those in real life. She believes that the video is immersive in 3D. This is also believed by Dr Ashley Conway. She is a psychologist who treats phobias using VR. She believes that emotions will be evoked more easily. Such as sweating, faster heart rate & more fearful feeling.

Overall, is VR an effective way to discourage people from drink driving?

As discussed, there are many opportunities where people might drive after drinking. Some people have a relaxed attitude to drinking. Not considering the impact of what they have consumed. Everyone processes alcohol at different speeds. The only way to determine if you are in the legal limit is by using a breathalyser. At DrinkAndDriveSafe, a number of breathalysers are stocked through our site. However, education about the effects of drink driving is vitally important. One particularly effective way to encourage safe driving is the use of VR videos. Such techniques have been evaluated by industry experts. And have promoted both positive & negative feedback.

Overall, experts agree that VR is an effective way to inform people about drink driving risks. And furthermore, help people experience some of the potential impacts. Which could evoke more emotion in people. Such as feeling fearful, faster heartbeat and sweating. In contrast, other critics have said that they question its effectiveness for a UK audience. And feel that not all aspects of VR have been effectively utilised. Moreover, some experts believe that the experience has heavily relied on ‘scare tactics’. In summary, it would appear that to an extent, VR can be effective for informing people of the dangers of drink driving. However, for it to be fully immersive, improvements can be made. e.g. tailoring it for a UK audience. And better utilising other facets of VR technology.

Are you a business that sells alcohol? Are you keen to encourage others to drive safely after drinking?

At DrinkAndDriveSafe, our philosophy is to encourage everyone to drink and drive safe. And we achieve this by working with organisations to help spread our message. Are you interested in becoming a provider? Click here to submit your e-mail address. We will be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, would you like to stock breathalysers for your customers? Click here to submit your e-mail address. We will be in touch ASAP.

 

Source: drinkanddrivesafe.co.uk
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text 2018-04-02 12:46
Tips To Select the Best Los Angeles Luxury Rehab

Drug addiction is a chronic disease. Addiction changes the behavior of the patients and has a very bad influence on their professional and personal life.  It requires proper treatment and care for the patients of addiction to come out of it and lead a normal life. A Rehab is a perfect solution for patients suffering with addiction. A rehab provides the services of experienced professionals like doctors, nurses and caregivers to treat the problems of addiction. There are many types of Rehab centers starting from the public centers run by the Government to Los Angeles Luxury Rehab centers, which offer state of the art facilities for the patients.

We are one of the finest Los Angeles Luxury Rehab, offering swift and holistic recovery to the patients suffering with addiction. Our sprawling 10 acres campus by the beach offers physical, mental and spiritual healing from drug and alcohol abuse. Patients are treated with complete natural and holistic treatment plans developed by our experienced team of doctors, counsellors and therapists.

There are many Los Angeles Luxury Rehab centers, but choosing the best one helps in the fast recovery of the patients. Follow these tips that will help you to pick the right Rehab

The rehab centershould be well known for its treatment plans and rate of recovery. Do a little research online and you can pick the best Los Angeles Luxury Rehab, ranked as Number 1 by Healthcare Global.

The luxury rehab should have pristine surroundings and a great environment. Luxury Rehab is preferred by most of the patients because of its location and amenities. A serene environment in the rehab allows the patients to relax and rejuvenate, while undergoing the treatment.

The treatment plans provided by the luxury rehab should provide holistic treatment plans using the modern solutions. The JCAHO accreditation helps to determine the world class service provided at the resort.

The Luxury Rehab should offer natural and organic healing plans. Most of the rehab centers offer alternative prescription medicines to treat the patients of addiction. But the organic treatment offered by Los Angeles Luxury Rehab helps the patients to fight with addiction and also be spiritually and mentally cleansed.

The treatment plans in the luxury rehab should be customized for individual needs of different patients.

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text 2018-04-02 10:19
Acupuncture for the Treatment of Opiate Addiction

Only the best services and treatments are provided by California Top Rehab to its global clientele. There is no question about the fact that traditional rehabilitation facilities cannot provide the customized treatment that California Top Rehab offers to people who are suffering from drug or alcohol dependency. Most traditional rehabs are dependent on government support that is why they cannot afford the same amenities that are provided by luxury rehabs.

California Top Rehab is well known for providing alternative treatment methods to their patients. When rehabilitation centers apply the cookie-cutter treatment they often fail to help the patient because it fails to address the underlying reasons behind the addiction. People have unique personalities meaning that a custom designed treatment must be provided to gain the most effective results.

Acupuncture is one of the holistic modalities that California Top Rehab uses in the treatment of opiate addiction. Acupuncture has been practiced by the Chinese centuries ago for various clinical conditions. Thin solid needles are inserted into specific parts of the body to treat different disorders. This alternative treatment method is now being widely practiced not only in China but Western countries as a complementary therapeutic intervention.

There are 3 known advantages on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of drug addiction. When acupuncture is used on a patient, who is dependent on opiates, there are no known side effects that will increase the sufferings while on the road to recovery. Second, opiate relapse can be prevented through the use of acupuncture. Third, acupuncture can be use for pregnant and parturient women.

Based on the observations of Dr. Wen in Hong Kong, when acupuncture is combined with electrical stimulation at 4 body points and 2 ear points, the symptoms of opiate withdrawal are relieved. When self sticking electrodes are placed over the skin on the acupoints followed by electrical stimulation, it can prevent relapse of heroin use and ameliorate opiate withdrawal signs.

More recent studies have revealed that acupuncture helps reduce the effects of positive and negative reinforcement associated to opiate addiction. However, future researches will better determine the extent of the influence of acupuncture therapy in regulating dopamine and other neurotransmitters.

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review 2018-03-30 16:06
Comedy is the best and dating apps are the worst
I've Got This Round: More Tales of Debauchery - Mamrie Hart

I've Got This Round: More Tales of Debauchery by Mamrie Hart was just what I needed after the last couple of books. Without realizing it, I desperately required a fresh dose of humor and Mamrie's voice in particular pulls one out of their own funk and reminds them that life should be fun. If you want to read a book by someone who feels like they are in your corner and rooting you on then you are in the right place. She has inspired/reminded me to continue to live authentically and for me. Also, I should travel more. Like a LOT more. If you've never heard of Mamrie I highly recommend you do two things: Watch her YouTube channels and read her first book. After you've done those two things you'll have a better understanding of just what you're getting into by diving into her second book which focuses less on the distant past and more on living in the moment. In I've Got This Round Mamrie set out to make moments that could be turned into a book and she succeeded with flying colors. She tests out a dating app which I had never heard about before and then I heard about it again the week after I finished reading this. (It's called Raya and I think it's for celebs. Full disclosure: I never researched it.) She goes on crazy trips with friends where everything is planned last minute and insane things happen. Some of the stuff that happened was so surprising that I literally looked up from the page and stared into space for several minutes. (I so badly want to tell you which things I'm talking about but I don't want to ruin it for you.) I have no idea how someone can consume the amount of alcohol that Mamrie does and still function as a normal human. It does make for hilarious content though so...worth it? This is a fun read that still manages to have a lot of heart. If you enjoyed You Deserve a Drink (the book and/or her YouTube show) then you will undoubtedly love its sequel. 10/10

 

What's Up Next: The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Death of a Hollow Man by Caroline Graham

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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text 2017-09-28 12:23
3 Advantages of Southern California Rehab

People can stumble and go through dark days, whether in forms of substance addiction or bad experience. But at the end of the day, what matters is how you get back to your feet and back to being healthy and productive. You can find a lot of Southern California Rehab but there is nothing like the luxury we offer in our facility. However, more on our luxurious facility, we provide effective and customized treatment plan to our patients. Our services and treatment programs can be higher in rates compared to other treatment hubs in the area but it is mainly we have services and amenities that are of the highest standards. Here are some of the reasons why we are popular in the industry:

Unequalled treatment, care and support

Compared to other rehabilitation facilities, we offer holistic approach in treating our patients. We have qualified medical practitioners and therapists who are well-known in their fields and with ample experiences in handling patients. Before treatment and rehabilitation starts, our therapists conduct a thorough evaluation on the patient to come up with the most suitable treatment plan and recommendations. During the rehab program, we give emphasis on the different aspects that promote speedy recovery of the patient such as nurturing the spiritual, nutritional, environmental and emotional needs. By choosing a Southern California Rehab, you get personalized treatment according to your condition and rehabilitation requirements.  

High-class amenities

There are rehabilitation centres that are stringent where patients seem like they are in a prison facility but not in our treatment hub. We are located in an expansive manor where our patients are offered with healthy and well-balanced gourmet diet with private suites and rooms along with 24/7 concierge and room service. We also have exercise programs conducted in world-class fitness centres with high-end facilities and we provide aromatherapy and acupuncture sessions along with yoga classes.  

Upscale recreation facilities

To complement our holistic rehabilitation approach, our Southern California Rehab offers luxurious recreational facilities such as for horseback riding, biking and we also have large swimming pools and sauna for your indoor recreation. Give us a call to find out how we can assist you.

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