The Drug Class Blog

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.

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Apr 22

Denial - Are you in it?

It is always hard to figure out if you are OK, especially from the inside.  check the new video on our site or take this test.

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Apr 17

Four Twenty

four-twenty what is it all about Here is the history 420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) Refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20.(Not to be confused with J-Day, an international protest held...

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Apr 09

More work to do

If you compare the number of hours we spend on prevention and education with the number of hours teens are exposed to messaging that encourages drug and alcohol use you know we have a lot of work to do. Like everything else to change anything we have to change attitudes. WASHINGTON - Substance abuse...

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Apr 07

Marijuana and Emotions

Interesting repost on some new Research.   Drugs like marijuana act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the mechanisms by which these drugs produce their sensory and mood altering effects within the brain are largely unknown. Research led by Steven...

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Apr 03


There was a big article in Globe and mail this weekend about Nunavut and the substance problems there.  I posted a response.  you have to scroll down a bit to...

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Apr 02

B.C. pioneers new alcoholism strategy

From British Columbia is the first province to formally recognize alcohol addiction as a chronic medical condition, a move aimed at improving treatment. As of Friday, the new policy emphasizes preventive measures and gives family doctors more time and resources to treat patients with alcohol...

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