The Drug Class Blog

Nov 12

Helping Helps

Helping Helps. Self-centeredness is a big problem that feeds addiction and addictive behavior, here is an interesting study that illustrates the value of getting invloved in helping others.   Adolescent Addiction - New Finding by Sheela Philomena on November 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM Alcohol &...

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Nov 09

Stuff to Learn

I have been in Vancouver all Week at the “Issues of Substance” Conference put on by CCSA the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. It has been extremely interesting and very valuable. The primary theme has been to look at what the research is showing about adolescent drug and alcohol abuse...

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Oct 23

Feed the Good Wolf

We all have power. In the movie "The Missing" Tommy Lee Jones plays a Medicine Man. He has lost a lot of his power because he has been feeding the wrong part of his character. Many of us do the same thing, and we get weaker. A grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I...

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Oct 02

Worth Sharing

I read this the other day, thought it was worth sharing. There comes a point in life when you get tired of chasing everyone and trying to fix everything, but it’s not giving up. It’s realizing you don’t need certain people and things and the drama they bring. If a person wants to...

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Sep 26

More on Marijuana

Ther is a lot we need to learn about marijuana.  Here is a link to a radio show we did in USA

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Sep 19

Not My Kid

Not My Kid: Parents Severely Underestimate Teens' Drug and Alcohol Use By Remy Melina | Few parents of teens who drink or smoke pot are aware of it, suggests a new study that also finds that most parents are concerned about substance use by teenagers and believe that more than half...

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Aug 30

More Parent Info

Parents need to protect their kids and rules are one of the best protections we can create in 2011.  Here is an interesting article from the Guardian   Tough love stops binge drinking, Demos claims Thinktank tracked 30,000 people across four decades and says parental discipline is big factor...

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Aug 24

Peer Pressure 2011

We are all aware of peer pressure, it has been around for a long time.  The current world of social networking sites has complicated the situation. The article below really clarifies why this can be a problem.  If teens are on one or more of these sites a lot they are constantly being bombarded...

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Aug 23

Get Happy

Getting Happy can save a lot of problems,  adolescent subytance abuse is often an attempt to take away some sort of pain and the user generally feels like this is making them happy, what it really does is makes it more difficult for them to be happy about normal things.   Here is an interesting...

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Aug 16

More on the Disease Idea

Here is another very good article to help people understand that Addiction isn't bad behavior. this is from Live Science.. Addiction Now Defined As Brain Disorder, Not Behavior Problem   Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling...

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