The Drug Class Blog

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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Apr 17

She Recovers Event

She Recovers in NYC! The first in a series of innovative signature events designed to provide women in recovery the opportunity to connect, engage, share, and learn from one another, She Recovers in NYC will take place on May 5-7, 2017. Due to such an amazing response and selling out three months in...

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Mar 31

Drug Impaired Driving: What are we thinking

Is what we are thinking true? The biggest concern many have around marijuana legalization is the impaired driving issue.  We need to change our thinking.   This if from a CTV News Piece. A new study of young people in British Columbia found what the researchers call “high rates of...

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Mar 27

Codependency

Thanks to Maria and Lynn for the guest post article. Are You in a Codependent Relationship? The concept of codependency has its origin in addiction treatment. In the 1930s, Dr. Bob and Bill W. created Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which changed the perception of addiction from a weakness in character...

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Mar 22

Alcohol and Energy Drinks

One of the issues that we need to pay more attention to is mixing drugs. Once kids get into the habit of partying it becomes very easy to start mixing things or trying something different. Becuase kids don't really see energy drinks as a "drug" it is quite easy for them to combine them with alcohol...

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Mar 09

Drug Impaired Driving

Measures for Drug-Impaired Driving It seems inevitable that the Canadian government will move toward the legalization of marijuana. Of course, the drug (and others) are already used illegally. But, as its use becomes more common, regulating impaired driving becomes more important. Let's discuss several...

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Dec 16

Is there Moderation with Marijuana?

How Much is too Much ??  From Yahoo News In more than half the states in the USA and soon all of Canada, marijuana has, or will be, in some form, been legalized. From New Hampshire to New Mexico, weed is permitted for medical purposes -- despite remaining a controlled substance with use prohibited...

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Oct 29

Legalization

Youth and Legalization of Marijuana What Effect Has It Had? Over the past few years recreational marijuana usage has been legalized in 4 States and the District of Columbia and 24 states have legalized it for medical purposes.   There is a big difference between the medicinal use of marijuana...

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