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The Drug Class Blog

Feb 13

Looking for Love

The more research that gets done on addiction and substance abuse the better we can understand both what is going on and how to treat it. Dr. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist at Rutgers University and she has studied love in over thirty cultures across the world. She believes that love isn't...

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Feb 11

Alcohol Claims 2.5 Million Lives A Year

Recent Report from the World Health Organization is worth a read. GENEVA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- The use of alcohol causes approximately 2.5 million deaths a year, and young people were especially vulnerable to its harms, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday in a report profiling 193 countries...

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Feb 10

Smoking Down Pills Up

I've talked about this a couple of times before but we need to pay attention to this. Parents need to keep tract of medications in the home. Here is an article from the Windsor Star. Teens raid medicine cabinet for parents' painkillers More teens are taking powerfully addictive prescription painkillers...

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Feb 09

More of the Story

Understanding and accepting what our drug and alcohol use does to those we care about is a fundamnetal part of getting better.    The last few years were the years my cocaine addiction took over. Debt grew larger, job stints shorter, sleep was less and lies grew and grew. I had no idea how...

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Feb 06

Positive and Negative

We are what we think and our feelings are directly related to our thinking. Much substance use/abuse is directly related to how we feel, we are arngry or frustrated, depressed, lonley etc. Becuase of these feelings we start drinking or getting high to block these feelings, generally we tell ourselves...

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Feb 01

Operating System

Drugs change our brain, and our brain is our operating system, our computer.  If our computer starts going too slow, not opening files properly, not reacting the way it should we either get a new one or take it into the shop to get it fixed.  We can't really do that with our brain, but what...

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Jan 30

More on Marijuana

Images from amenclinics.com I continually meet people who are totally convinced that their marijuana use is not a problem.  Much of this thinking comes from two sources, first they believe the "don't panic it's organic" thinking the second part is because they like it and don't want to look at...

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Jan 25

Info For Parents

Although we all, or at least most of us, want to believe our kids the reality is that more often than not we are not getting told the truth; particularly when it has to do with drug or alcohol use. Once a teen starts to use drugs or alcohol with any regularity they will start to develop behaviors to...

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Jan 23

More questions

Am I Addicted to Weed? Here are some common signs of weed addiction or dependency: - Withdrawals if weed smoking is stopped - The necessity to use increased amounts of weed to achieve the same effect - Difficulty controlling emotions - Irritability/Mood swings - Difficulty reducing...

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Jan 20

The Decision

There are lots of ways we can try to get kids to think about changing their attitudes about impaired driving. SGI has a new campaign called "The Decision" its a chance for teens to see and think through what the consequences of impaired driving. This is a great chance for teachers to get kids involved...

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