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Getting Sober, then better

Excellent interview that looks at the thinking that can get us into...

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12 Steps Russell Brand (Language Warning)

There is always lots of discussion about archaic language and 12...

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Dr. Nora Volkow on Marijuana

Dr. Nora Volkow on Marijuana

Dr. Volcow is one of the world leaders in research on addiction.

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Changing thinking to change...

Changing thinking to change feeling

Joeseph Goldstein teaches how to deal with expectations and craving. 

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Cannabis and Dependence

Cannabis and Dependence

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Apr 06

Emotional Growth

Thank you to Goeff Crain for the article Emotional Development Risks With Adolescent Substance Use Drug and alcohol abuse amongst adolescents is on the rise. Before they graduate high school, 70% of students will have tried alcohol while 50% will have used an illegal drug. Adolescents experiment...

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Mar 05

Alcohol and Anxiety

CHRONIC DRINKING REWIRES BRAIN AND INCREASES ANXIETY PROBLEMS  The link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been well established by doctors for some time. Heavy alcohol use increases the risk for traumatic events like car accidents and domestic...

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Jan 02

Marijuana and Pregnancy

One of the issues that is coming up more regularly is the use of marijuana during pregnancy. With upcoming legalization, it is important that we know as much as possible about potential impacts. Here are two articles to help you take a look at the information. https://www.care2.com/causes/we-need-to-talk-about-pot-use-and-pregnancy.html https://mothertobaby.org/baby-blog/high-times-for-marijuana-clearing-the-smoke-about-marijuana-use-during-pregnancy/

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Dec 24

Dogs as Recovery Support

Coming home and realizing that your dog thinks you are the best thing around is always gratifying. They also teach us a lot, or at least can if we listen, about living in the moment. Here is a submitted article from one of our web fans, https://www.rover.com/blog/role-assistance-dogs-recovering-substance-abuse/ ...

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Aug 10

Girl on the Edge

I often get asked to review/preview other people's films.  This one is excellent. It deals with teen substance problems in a very real way.  I have said for a long time that substance problems are always about something, a symptom. "Girl on the Edge" gives us a good look at that piece...

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