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Alcohol

Mar 22

Alcohol and Energy Drinks

One of the issues that we need to pay more attention to is mixing drugs. Once kids get into the habit of partying it becomes very easy to start mixing things or trying something different. Becuase kids don't really see energy drinks as a "drug" it is quite easy for them to combine them with alcohol...

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Jul 27

1+1= 3?

Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana   Behind nicotine, alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used drugs in the United States. The popularity and availability of these drugs means that the chances that they will be used together are highly probable. At this point they are the most readily...

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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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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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Feb 20

Relationship with Intoxication

Intoxication It is interesting to watch what is happening with the pro-marijuana movement. According to the media that supports this drug it appears to fix everything. While it may be true that there may be many medicinal benefits from CBD (non psychoactive) generally the term marijuana refers to a...

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Jan 23

College Life

I often hear from kids who have started University/College and are very surprised to find that their drinking/drug use has escalated.  Here is an interesting look at some of the stats.   http://www.topcounselingschools.org/drug-alcohol-abuse-on-campus/

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Jan 18

Alcohol Attitudes

I have had some interesting conversations lately about alcohol. They usually are rationalizations and stem around the idea or belief that they are “not” whatever they think an alcohol problem would look like. So, I’m not drinking in the morning, I’m not drinking alone, I haven’t...

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Mar 31

Spring Break

Thinking about life without partying seems to be very scary for a lot of people. There is a lot of social pressure to use drugs and alcohol. I was doing a presentation last Friday at one of my schools and was talking about the volume of the voice we hear. The kids who smoke marijuana and or drink...

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Mar 20

Epidemics - Ebola vs Alcohol

Alcohol Deaths It is interesting there is so much public discussion on Ebola Deaths. Here are the stats on World Alcohol Deaths 2.5 Million Alcohol-Related Deaths Worldwide- Annually Based on the analyses of 100 individual country profiles, The World Health Organization (WHO) has released The Global...

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Dec 11

Good Idea?

I have talked about this before but it is a topic that needs lots of attention. I had a conversation with a parent the other day that centered around their concern with their teen’s substance use (including alcohol) essentially they were going to see how things went as they had the “talk”...

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