The Drug Class Blog

Jan 02

Going to be emotionally mature??

It is becoming more and more apparent that there are a lot more problems associated with marijuana, particularly when used by teens.  Please have a look at this artilce.

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Dec 06

Getting Better

For the past few yearsI have been encouraging (pushing) kids to use meditation. A lot of drug/alcohol use is because kids don't feel OK, stressed, disconnected, unloved, angry etc. Drug/alcohol use doesn't make us feel better, it makes us feel less so we actually end up sliding further into the emotional...

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Nov 08

More to consider

 The more we hear about medical marijuana, the more the perception that it does more good than harm seeps into people's thinking, particularly teens. What we are dealing with here is a very organized approach to legalize marijuana use, partly becuase a lot of people like it , more because there...

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Oct 26

ADHD and other stuff

I came across this article and thought it was worth sharing.  Many of the teens I work with speak of their drug use "helping" how they are feeling/functioning. The drug use doesn't really help but the kids ability to identify that something is wrong is very important. Please check the article below. Also,...

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Sep 16

Marijuana and Health

One of the issues we have been hearing a lot about are all the supposed medical advantages of marijuana. The pro marijuana movement is very organized and very intent on medicalizing as much info about marijuana as possible. That group realized a long time ago that much of society wasn’t really...

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Aug 04

Harsh Reality

 Harsh Reality One of the issues which helps to hide the reality of addiction and substance abuse is the sad fact that we don’t really know how many people are dying from drug and alcohol related problems. Because of the negative stigma associated with addictive disorders families are ashamed...

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Jul 06

Marijuana Impaired Driving

There is still a lot of misconception about driving while under the influence of marijuana, this article has some interesting new information.

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Jun 04
May 12

More on Synthetic Marijuana

I have written about this before and these products have shown up in Toronto and Manitoba, we have had occasional report here, but it will likely increase.  The interesting thing is that instead of really being concerned about the increasing attempts to find intoxicants many people will use this...

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May 07

Marijuana Addiction

Here is an interesting article on marijuana addiction and something that might make quitting a bit easier. What is somewhat ironic is that the substance that can help has been bred out of the plant in an attempt to get stronger and stronger THC levels

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