The Drug Class Blog

Nov 21

More From Yellowknife

Hi!! Sorry Lost contact for last night and this morning our internet was down. Day Three in Yellowknife was again very interesting and very busy. We started the morning at Tree of Peace Centre with a workshop with various service providers from around the community. As always the focus was on building...

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Nov 21

Yellowknife Pictures

Please check out these photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151978204174360.1073741826.127988969359&type=1   Thank you to the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre for their support in getting us up to their community to share our message for National Addiction Awareness Week....

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Nov 19

Brick walls

It is always interesting to listen to people’s comments and attitudes about communities. Some people think their community has more problems than others. Other people figure it's always worse somewhere else. In “The Last Lecture” Randy Pausch said “The brick walls are there...

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Nov 19

Simple Laws

Another interesting day in Yellowknife. We started back at the Tree of Peace with a workshop that included many of the service workers from a couple of agencies. Next we did a session with the High school students at Sir John Franklin High school. Topic of the day there was marijuana. As always its...

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Nov 18

National Addictions Awareness Week

It is National Addiction Awareness Week. This is an opportunity to better understand substance abuse and addiction. Thanks to The Tree of Peace Centre for bring us to Yellowknife, NWT to try and help people better understand the nature of the problem that so many people deal with. As with many things...

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Nov 18

Yellowknife Day 1

We had a great session at Tree of Peace Freiendship Centre this morning.  Sadie did a great job of telling her story and of course the spider video was a hit.   Several kids came up and asked some very good questions about how to change things for themselves. The 200 + kids and assorted...

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Nov 17

Dirty Laundry

Thank you to Rob Ford Watching Rob Ford has become a bit of a national pastime. We did the same thing a couple of years ago with Charlie Sheen and a few years ago with Ralph Kline. What we are doing is looking at addiction (substance use disorder if you prefer that term). Unfortunately many are...

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Oct 28

RX Drug Abuse

I have written about this before and it is still a problem in our area as much as it is in Ontario or anywhere else. Teen's opioid addiction 'descent into hell' for Ottawa mom 'I am so terrified for his future' mother says of 18-year-old son CBC News Posted: Oct 28, 2013  An Ottawa mother said...

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Oct 16

ADHD and Drug Use

ADHD symptoms are often caused by drug use and very often these symptoms are treated with ADHD medications. Unfortunately these medications are not very effective when taken by someone who is using mood modifying drugs. On the other hand many teens feel that marijuana is “treatment” for...

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Oct 01

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Drug 'Molly' is taking a party toll in the United States  Ecstasy pills, which are supposed to contain MDMA as their main chemical, are pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). REUTERS-U.S. DEA-Handout via Reuters By Victoria Cavaliere...

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