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The Drug Class Blog

Dec 08

More On Codependency

Yesterday I gave you the opportunity to take a test on codependency,  here is some more info on that issue to help you better understand what its all about. What is it Codependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition...

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Dec 07

Codependency - take the test

One of this week's shows takes a look at codependency,  it's a complicated problem that effects a lot of people.  Here is a bit of an explanation and a test. Codependency as a disease, is often times over looked as a disease of addiction or compulsive behavior. It is sometimes difficult to...

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Dec 02

Promises

  PROMISES When I was younger, I made promises to myself. I promised myself that I would always put school first and would always be a straight A student, I would never hurt anyone, especially my family, and I would never drink or do drugs. By the time I was thirteen, I was doing horrible in school,...

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Nov 30

Take A Break

Regular substance use changes us, it changes the way we think and feel about everything.  Part of the problem is that we don't notice this change because it is relatively slow. It sneaks up on us.   If you want to get some insight on where you are at take a four or five day break from using...

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Nov 25

Binge Drinking - Take the Test

Binge Drinking continues to be a big issue, especially with the 14 to 25 year old age group.  It has become the cultural norm. It is glorified in movies but we need to really take a look at it.   The photo (Courtesy of Amen Clinics) illustrates what alcohol abuse does to the brain.  This...

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Nov 24

Marijuana More Info

I had a great chat with one of the kids I work with yesterday,  she spent a long time telling me how much better she felt when she wasn't smoking weed, she had realized how much it changed her, it made her irritable, dishonest, and was damaging her relationships,  the thing that bothered her...

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Nov 23

Drug-Alyszer

Here is an article indicating some progress on dealing with drugged driving. From http://www.telegraph.co.uk  Online News from England The drugalyser: new weapon in the clampdown on drug driving A new handheld “drugalyser” that detects substance abuse in under two minutes could...

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Nov 22

Abstinence vs. Recovery

One of the problems many people face when they are trying to give up or get control over their substance use is that they don't feel any better, sometimes worse, here is an article by Charles Roper, who has been working in this field for a long time, Charles also has written an interesting book called...

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Nov 21

The Younger You Start

In A Study recently released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2009) it was confirmed that the younger one is when they start using mood modifying substances the more likely it becomes that they will develop a substance use problem. The advice to parents is that they...

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Nov 20

A Great Read Update

Sharing information and ideas is always helpful, it is how most things grow.  I've included a free book that was passed on to me from an associate at the Centre of Clinical Excellence.  If you like to read things that will help you get better then here you go. Just click on the little book...

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