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The Drug Class Blog

May 08

Sleep Rocks

Sleep is important, really important. It can help reduce anxiety and depression, it increases energy and really can make us feel better about ourselves. Please check the ideas below.   And, sweet dreams!   Here are three useful guides Healthy Sleep for New and Expecting Parents Children's...

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Apr 26

Codependency and Enabling

Codependency and Enabling Can Exacerbate Drug Abuse Drug addiction is an extremely complicated and powerful disease that has swept across the United States. The path of destruction left and the turmoil that continues to reign heartache across innocent bystanders is absolutely devastating. When...

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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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Jun 23

More on Impaired Driving

How Different Drugs Impair Driving Most people think that DUIs (driving under the influence) cases only apply to alcohol, but a host of other substances can diminish the capacity of a driver on the road. Drugged driving may not receive as much attention as drunk driving, but it results in just as many...

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May 10

High Potency Marijuana Concerns

Please Read this excellent report from Hazelden Betty Ford Emerging Drug Trends Report Concerns Rising Over High-Potency Marijuana Use New research raises concerns about the ever-increasing potency of marijuana and the new ways it is being used, according to an analysis by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute...

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Apr 26

Change

Change It is always all about what we need to change. We get caught up in old patterns and old thinking. Generally responding to something that we learned a long time ago. Some patterns we established to create some security for ourselves, to meet some need. I was driving to the airport today and listening...

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