The Drug Class Blog

Jun 06

Legalization and teens

Legalization: How Does It Impact Teens For years, marijuana was an illegal drug and it’s sales and use could result in fines, jail time, community service, etc. Not that this stopped people from growing, selling, distributing or using it, but due to its status, there was still a stigma attached...

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May 24

Why Success is A Struggle

Why Success Challenges Me More Than Failure Many alcoholics become very comfortable bouncing from one disaster to the next, and when life in sobriety settles down and things start to get good we don’t really know what to do with ourselves. Adding to this they often struggle with a deep sense...

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May 13

Adolescent Binge Drinking

Adolescent Binge Drinking Fact: While it’s illegal to drink alcohol before age 19, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 20 consume 11% of all alcohol sold in Canada. That’s a lot of alcohol. Not only that, but about 90% of that alcohol consumed is believed to be consumed during binge...

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May 10

The New Impaired

There will be many issues that we will have to deal with as we moved towards legalization of marijuana.  This will be a major one. Please check this out.   http://www.citynews.ca/2016/05/09/impaired-driving-by-drug-charges-up-150-per-cent-in-toronto-police/  

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Apr 29

The Elderly and Addiction

Thanks to Roseanne Lockinger for the guest post article.   Most people understand that addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, rich or poor, how much education you have or whether or not you are a parent, anyone can struggle with this...

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Apr 10

Medical?

I have talked about this before be we really need to check our thinking. The people who are geared to make a lot of money are pushing medicalization and legalization, the people who love marijuana are rabidly talking about all its marvels. I was at a conference last week, there was a physician talking...

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Apr 05

Earn Less?

One of the dvantages of the push for legalization is that there is more research happening. Here is a good look at one of the long term effects.   BY PETER HECHT phecht@sacbee.com DAVIS, CALIF. Chronic marijuana smokers, who use cannabis four or more days a week for many years, are more likely...

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Apr 05

Marijuana

BY PETER HECHT phecht@sacbee.com DAVIS, CALIF. Chronic marijuana smokers, who use cannabis four or more days a week for many years, are more likely to wind up in a lower social and economic class than their parents, according to a recently published study led by a UC Davis epidemiologist. The study,...

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Mar 29

Social Impact

Excellent Article.  There is a significant amount of press on marijuana, the promoters are very focused on the "medicalization" of cannabis as that increases the level of public acceptance.   As always, "if what we are thinking isn't true, it can hurt us." Cannabis vs. alcohol: economic and...

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Mar 08

Girl's Night Out CBC

This is a very good look at our current binge drinking culture. A must see for parents.  Although this shows College age kids, this practice starts in high school.   http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/m/episodes/girls-night-out

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