The Drug Class Blog

Jan 29

Why It's Still A Big Deal

Recent Article from Time Magazine is worth the read. Why it's still a big deal if your teen smokes pot By Randye Hoder, TIME.com updated 7:05 AM EST, Tue January 28, 2014 (TIME.com) -- With each passing day, it seems, smoking pot becomes less and less stigmatized in our society. In a much-buzzed-about...

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Jan 17

Going to Pot??

Marijuana use keeps emerging as a primary issue.  There is a lot of media out there pushing the idea that this drug isn't a big deal. Much of this may be being fueled by the incredible revenue potential that there is in sales and marketing of this drug as its acceptability increases. A drug is...

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Dec 17

What the heck was the question??

It is always a challenge to get people to look at the negative eggects of something they like. If you can equate getting high to getting feeling 'happy' on alcohol then doing that a couple of times a day will seem like a lot.   For a teen anything over 1 time a week is considered heavy use. Heavy...

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Dec 16

Brains and Memory

Teen pot use could hurt brain and memory, new research suggests Brian Alexander, NBC News New research shows young pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning. Teenage pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning, according to new...

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Dec 05

Dr. Drew on Marijuana

There are some very interesting thoughts in this article.  If you check out the onlive version and look at the comments it is interesting to see how much people do not want to look at good information about this drug. They really are so engaged in getting high that they can't see reality. Dr. Drew...

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Dec 04

What are you smoking?

There is still a lot of misinformation and lack of real information about the health effects of smoking marijuana. From a recent CCSA study on youth attitudes here is what one teen said “For me, I’m thinking about for my health. … Because I smoke a lot of cigarettes a day. A cigarette...

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Nov 22

Hay River 2013 NAAW

Hay River National Addiction Awareness Week 2013 We have spent the last two days in Hay River. Thanks to the Hay River Community Justice Committee for bringing us up to their community. There is a lot of dedication there to try and improve people's’ understanding of drug and alcohol problems. It...

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Nov 22

Sadie's Journal

November 22 2013 – Sadie’s Journal It’s been an amazing journey for me while visiting Yellowknife and Hay River. This is my first experience in the North West Territories and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. The first night Georgia and I were expecting to share...

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Nov 22

Georgia's Journal

November 22, 2013 Georgia McCusker I remember when Rand first approached me with coming to Yellowknife for a week when I first began my practicum with him and my initial feeling was elation. How exciting, a trip to the North West Territories, a place which I previously knew very little about. A...

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Nov 21

More From Yellowknife

Hi!! Sorry Lost contact for last night and this morning our internet was down. Day Three in Yellowknife was again very interesting and very busy. We started the morning at Tree of Peace Centre with a workshop with various service providers from around the community. As always the focus was on building...

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