The Drug Class Blog

Mar 22

Alcohol and Energy Drinks

One of the issues that we need to pay more attention to is mixing drugs. Once kids get into the habit of partying it becomes very easy to start mixing things or trying something different. Becuase kids don't really see energy drinks as a "drug" it is quite easy for them to combine them with alcohol...

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Mar 09

Drug Impaired Driving

Measures for Drug-Impaired Driving It seems inevitable that the Canadian government will move toward the legalization of marijuana. Of course, the drug (and others) are already used illegally. But, as its use becomes more common, regulating impaired driving becomes more important. Let's discuss several...

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Dec 16

Is there Moderation with Marijuana?

How Much is too Much ??  From Yahoo News In more than half the states in the USA and soon all of Canada, marijuana has, or will be, in some form, been legalized. From New Hampshire to New Mexico, weed is permitted for medical purposes -- despite remaining a controlled substance with use prohibited...

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Oct 29


Youth and Legalization of Marijuana What Effect Has It Had? Over the past few years recreational marijuana usage has been legalized in 4 States and the District of Columbia and 24 states have legalized it for medical purposes.   There is a big difference between the medicinal use of marijuana...

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Oct 15

High Functioning

Functioning Heavy Drinkers and Drug Users   Many people believe that a person who drinks too much or who uses drugs will be completely unable to function within their life. The common conception is that a person of this caliber will be of the type to just lay around all day getting wasted and...

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Sep 24

Divorce and Kids

  One of the interesting things in my world is that people contact me and ask if they can help. I have been working with Rosanne for a few months and she has contributed many very good things to Drug Class.  I am blessed.  Thank you Roseanne! Divorce As An Early Trauma Can Contribute...

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Sep 08

Who Helps

A contact in the USA sent me this.  We don't have the BHT designation here but we have lots of these high quality people working in Cntres across Canada Rehab's Secret Weapon the BHT: 4 Ways Behavioral Health Technicians Impact Recovery Often overlooked is what a BHT does for those in a drug...

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Sep 02

Back to School - New Pressures

Peer Pressure   You have always told yourself that you would not smoke pot. It is not something that interests you and you know that it could possibly lead you down a path that you don’t want to follow. Then you find yourself at a party one night, surrounded by friends who are passing...

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Aug 15

Help for the Family

Addiction: Where Do Family Members Get Support? Whether it’s your teen or adult child, your parent, your spouse or a sibling, dealing with a loved one’s addiction is hard. There are so many facets of the problem. Their behavior may range from selfish and impulsive to violent and bizarre....

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Jul 27

1+1= 3?

Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana   Behind nicotine, alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used drugs in the United States. The popularity and availability of these drugs means that the chances that they will be used together are highly probable. At this point they are the most readily...

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