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The Drug Class Blog

Jul 04

Lo and Slow

Lo and slow Study Links Long Term Marijuana Use With Decreased Motivation Do you wake and bake? Are you tired of feeling lazy throughout the day? Do you dream of great ideas but never actually do them? Do you crave munchies, but are too lazy to get up and get anything, and are wondering why? A...

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Jun 07

Just the facts

It seems that there is sometimes more information than we can absorb and the “pro marijuana” movement seems to be pretty good at spinning things in their favour. The problem, as always, is how are teens interpreting the information and the answer is generally “the way that best suits...

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Jun 01

Forgiveness

Addiction hurts.  it hurts those who have it and it hurts those who care about them.   Holding resentments and and anger hurt the holder more that the person those thoughts are directed toward. Here is a story I oftern use when I am talking about forgivenss.  I find it powerful because...

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May 24

Study Drugs

Looking For an Edge Our culture is one that uses drugs, it isn’t a big surprise when people start looking for and edge, we have seen it many times in athletics but it isn’t just there that it happens As high schoolers prepare for final exams, some teens might be tempted to use a "study...

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May 18

Love, don't judge

Some thoughts on Disease  There is generally a lot of discussion about addiction as a disease. Some critics of this position feel that it allows the person to not have to take responsibility for the problem. I don’t believe that is true at all. We all all responsible for our choices. What...

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May 17

And some more on Mary Jane

Here is a little more info on marijuana. This drug continues to cause problems because people really underestimate its potential to do harm, particularly in teens Marijuana Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Marijuana is a commonly abused drug. It is often called pot, grass, weed, or 420. Marijuana cigarettes...

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Apr 23

What happens when we quit

What Happens when we quit using Drugs and Alcohol Post Acute Withdrawal is the adjustment your brain has in life without chemicals. It is the time period when your own neurotransmitters start acting again. During the years of addiction to drugs/alcohol there is artificial stimulation and disruption...

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Apr 20

Knowledge is Power

Here is some very useful information from Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Clearing-Smoke-on-Cannabis-Highlights-2013-en.pdf

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Mar 15

Addiction?? Here is a check list

One of the myths about marijuana is that it isn't addictive.  Here is a check list. If any of the marijuana addiction symptoms we are about to discuss show up in yourself or in someone you care about who smokes pot, there’s a chance that addiction could be a factor and that additional, professional...

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Mar 02

Synthetic Marijuana Warning

One of the problems with teens using drugs and alcohol regularly is the getting "high" and "being high" becomes so normal for them that they stop caring about how they do that. "Head Shops" (stores that cater to people who are cannabis users are selling products that are "synthetic marijuana"  There...

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