The Drug Class Blog

May 28

How Bad??

It is always interesting listening to people who do not want to have a drug or alcohol problem. Even though they fit the standard definition of continuing to do the same thing in spite of negative consequences people often are really resistant to looking for help and even more resistant to going into...

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May 19

More Thinking on Alcohol

Good article from The Globe and Mail Drinking comes with staggering costs SHEEMA KHAN Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, May. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, May. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EDT It happened, perhaps fittingly, on a May “two-four” weekend some years ago. While...

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May 16

Alcohol and Music

I’ll Drink to that! Teen binge drinking linked to identifying alcohol brands in pop music Every day in North America, the average adolescent is exposed to 2.5 hours of popular music and eight references to alcohol brands. And now, researchers have found a link between binge drinking in teens and...

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May 07

More on Marijuana and Driving

More on Marijuana and driving. The famous four questions apply again. 1. Is what you are thinking true? 2. Is it really true? 3. How are you feeling or acting because of how you are thinking? 4. How would you feel or act if you thought differently? I was in a grade 12 class room the other day,...

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Apr 27

Solutions

Solutions. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a few days in Vancouver, spent some time at The Last Door and attended their 30th anniversary fundraising gala. In short it was phenomenal, Guiseppi and his crew deserve much praise. It was elegant and touching. Louise mentioned that there have...

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Apr 03

What hurts?

In his book "The Realm of Hungry Ghosts" Gabor Mate stated that substance abuse and addiction is always in response to some sort of pain. There has been a lot of research over the past few years by Centre for Disease Control on substance abuse. What they have concluded is that there is a huge connection...

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Mar 30

Things Change

“The times they are a-changing” thats a line out of a Bob Dyan song from the 60’s and it may be more true now than it was then. I have been watching this  trend for awhile and there is something we need to pay attention to. This is also going to be more than 140 characters so...

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Mar 28

Parent Info Night

Parent Information Night at O'Neill High School April 8th. An opprtunity to come out and find out more about resources that are available for teens and families.

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Mar 24

Signs Symptoms and Causes

Parents and Teachers Need to know everything about signs of drug abuse and addiction Knowing the signs of drug abuse and addiction will help you with identifying problems with family and friends. Addictions are defined as a compulsive need for and use of habit-forming substance — heroin, tobacco...

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Feb 25

Teens And Drugs

Here is an interesteing article submitted by one of our web site viewers, James W.   Teens and Drugs: What you need to know about the deadly combo Drugs have always been an issue in our society. However, over the years drug abuse has grown to be a significant problem. The real issue today...

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