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The Drug Class Blog

Dec 25

The best present

What power has love but forgiveness?  William Carlos Williams. In order to get better from a drug or alcohol problem we need to start to like ourselves better.  We need to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we have made and we also need to work on forgiving people who we feel have wronged...

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Dec 23

Attitude

We really need to take a look at the attitude around marijuana use.  There is still a pervasive belief that this is a harmless drug, the "don't panic its organic" thinking is still what is driving a lot of the street level thinking about this drug. Marijuana use by our teens is increasing, I see...

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Dec 22

Acceptance

Carl Jung said "We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."   I heard somewhere and often repeat "You can't love and judge at the same time" I regularly deal with family members who are having a hard time forgiving the person in their family who...

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Dec 19

More on Impaired Driving

In spite of all the facts indicating that, at every level, impaired driving is a bad idea it is still a huge problem. Part of the problem is that when you are impaired you can't think properly, but you believe that you can.  The image above shows an alcohol affected brain, a THC affected brain is...

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Dec 18

Salvia

Salvia is a Hallucinogenic drug that can be purchased by anyone (no age limit) in Canada.  It is sold in "Head Shops" and or "Hemp" stores.   There has been a lot of press on it lately,  Miley Cyrus had a video out last week showing her smoking it for "fun" and this week a Saskatoon...

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Dec 17

What's Normal

Getting caught up in what ever  everybody else is doing often allows us to change our opinion of what is normal. Just looking at what is going on around us and comparing ourselves to that often gets us in trouble. We need to be able to back up an look at the bigger scene. Habits can lead to habits...

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Dec 14

Clearing the Smoke

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse does some excellent research and reporting on substance use issues. There is always a lot of talk from marijuana advocates about the benefits of smoking this drug.  Most medical professionals will tell you that smoking anything is not particularly a good idea. Check...

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Dec 13

Another Girls's Story

For people who don't work with "at risk" kids it is valuable to understand a couple of things, first what many of them go through, and second, and most important they have tremendous capacity to get better.  Here is another personal story.   I grew up in a very dysfunctional family. My brother...

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Dec 11

Think

I was talking to a kid yesterday, asked the usual questions about how things were going etc,  he said "way better than before", I asked about alcohol and he said he doesn't drink anymore because he got his licence and a car.  "Good choice", I said.   I have a small office at this particular...

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Dec 09

The Newest Problem

The New Version of Heroin There is a significant increase in the illegal use on oxycontin by teenagers.  I have talked to six kids this week who have started to try this drug and have been dealing with several who have become addicted to it and are having a huge problem getting off it. Generally...

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