The Drug Class Blog

Jul 14

Binge drinking and the Teen Brain

Here is a good Article from Health.com   Binge drinking, pot may harm teen brains By Lynne Peeples, Health.com October 19, 2010 8:08 p.m. EDT --   Even teenagers know that downing 12 beers in a single night isn't good for their bodies and can be dangerous. But a new study suggests that...

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Jul 09

Can't Remember??

Drinking till you can't remember stuff is a problem, here is the biology behind it.   The biology behind alcohol-induced blackouts July 6, 2011 By Jim Dryden A person who drinks too much alcohol may be able to perform complicated tasks, such as dancing, carrying on a conversation or even driving...

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Jun 23

More on Drugs and Driving

There are still a lot of people who beleive that it is Ok to smoke weed and drive.  Here is another article that can help us to understand that this is not ok.  Friends need to not let friends drive impaired. Study finds drugs common occurance in road deaths 25 percent of road fatalities test...

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Jun 22

Huh??

Another interesting study confirming what we have been seeing for some time. Remember: chronic marijuana use for an adlescent in more that 5 times a month. Smoking marijuana affects peoples' impulsivity, attention, memory, cognition and decision-making abilities. That's been scientifically proven. ...

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Jun 21

Women and Alcohol

Women and Alcohol WHEN Shelly F. Greenfield joined the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1992, scientists were just beginning to document the fact that men and women become addicted to alcohol, and recover from that illness, differently—to recognize that “there may be gender-specific variables...

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Jun 17

Just the facts

Facts About Teens and Drug Use Alcohol kills 6.5 times more youth than all other illicit drugs combined. Traffic crashes are the greatest single cause of death for all persons age 6–33. About 45% of these fatalities are alcohol-related crashes. More than 60% of teens said that drugs were sold,...

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Jun 08

Marijuana and the Brain

There is always more research going on to help us understand the affect that drug use has on us. This article really confirms what I have been seeing and saying for years and that is that marijuana really impacts the brain and that impacts everything about the person. For those of you who don't think...

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Jun 06

More on Parenting

Being a parent to a teen these days is quite the journey! It is one that we need to get educated for. None of us want our kids to get involved with drugs and alcohol and we certainly don’t want them to develop problems with these substances. Here is a link to four articles that can help us do...

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May 30

More on Drug Impaired Driving

More good work from Canadian Centre On Substance Absue. Research Shows Drug-impaired Driving is as Prevalent as Alcohol-impaired Driving—and its Possible Link to Fatally Injured Drivers Ottawa, March 28, 2011 – The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) today released two studies:...

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May 03

Teen Mental Health

Here is a good article about drug use and mental health. http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/familyhealth/article/983242--the-teens-are-a-critical-time-for-mental-health

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