The Drug Class Blog

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.

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Jul 14

Binge drinking and the Teen Brain

Here is a good Article from   Binge drinking, pot may harm teen brains By Lynne Peeples, 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


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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