The Drug Class Blog

Oct 29

Legalization

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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Jul 12

Transitioning Out Of Treatment

Transitioning Out of Treatment  To many newly sober people the prospect of leaving treatment results in a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand they are eager to get out, as spending weeks or months in the same environment can become tiresome and boring, but on the other hand the idea of leaving...

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Jun 29

Sober Summer Fun

Sober Summer Fun   The last final is almost over and with one more pencil stroke you bubble in that answer, hand in your test, and walk through the double doors to freedom. The sunshine of summer greets you as you head off to 2 months of no homework and no waking up early. Infinite possibilities...

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Jun 17

Symptom Checker

Early identification is always helpful in treating any problem.  Substance mis-use/abuse by teens fits into this category. Here is a link to some very useful information to help parents keep an eye on what is happening with their kids. http://www.onthewagon.org/teen-rehab/   Play safe!!

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