The Drug Class Blog

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 http://webtalkradio.net/2011/09/19/addicted-to-addicts-survival-101-%E2%80%93-marijuana-harmless-or-not/

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Sep 19

Not My Kid

Not My Kid: Parents Severely Underestimate Teens' Drug and Alcohol Use By Remy Melina | LiveScience.com 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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Aug 02

Anxiety and Substance Use

I have been saying for a long time that frequent substance use seems to increase a person's anxiety.  This as particularly an issue for adolescents as there are in a critical period of learning how to deal with stress.  Substance use can short circuit that very important learning process.  Here...

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Jul 28

One for the Parents

Addiction hurts addicts but it hurts families too, sometimes more.  Loving someone who is suffering, often dying from addiction is a hard thing to do, being their parent is even harder. Here is an excellent look at this from the Belfast Telegraph Spare a thought for the families of addicts like...

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Jul 27

The Disease that Lies

Trying to understand the disease of addiction is difficult for most and nearly impossible for those who are in it.   That is one of the biggest problems. Here is an excellent article from CNN Health written by the chief medical officer at the Hazelden Clinic. Marvin Seppala, M.D., is the chief...

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Jul 25

Amy Winhouse

Here is Russel Brand's Heartfelt thoughts about Amy Winehouse. http://www.tmz.com/2011/07/24/amy-winehouse-dead-dies-russell-brand-blog/

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