The Drug Class Blog

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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Feb 04

It makes a difference

According to a recent research study by the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, pot may be poorly affecting the memory and reasoning capability of teens using the drug heavily. “The study links the chronic use of marijuana to these concerning brain abnormalities that appear to last for at least a...

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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, updated 7:05 AM EST, Tue January 28, 2014 ( -- 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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