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Addiction

Aug 10

Girl on the Edge

I often get asked to review/preview other people's films.  This one is excellent. It deals with teen substance problems in a very real way.  I have said for a long time that substance problems are always about something, a symptom. "Girl on the Edge" gives us a good look at that piece...

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Apr 26

Change

Change It is always all about what we need to change. We get caught up in old patterns and old thinking. Generally responding to something that we learned a long time ago. Some patterns we established to create some security for ourselves, to meet some need. I was driving to the airport today and listening...

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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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Sep 24

Divorce and Kids

  One of the interesting things in my world is that people contact me and ask if they can help. I have been working with Rosanne for a few months and she has contributed many very good things to Drug Class.  I am blessed.  Thank you Roseanne! Divorce As An Early Trauma Can Contribute...

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Jul 12

Transitioning Out Of Treatment

Transitioning Out of Treatment  To many newly sober people the prospect of leaving treatment results in a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand they are eager to get out, as spending weeks or months in the same environment can become tiresome and boring, but on the other hand the idea of leaving...

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May 24

Why Success is A Struggle

Why Success Challenges Me More Than Failure Many alcoholics become very comfortable bouncing from one disaster to the next, and when life in sobriety settles down and things start to get good we don’t really know what to do with ourselves. Adding to this they often struggle with a deep sense...

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May 10

The New Impaired

There will be many issues that we will have to deal with as we moved towards legalization of marijuana.  This will be a major one. Please check this out.   http://www.citynews.ca/2016/05/09/impaired-driving-by-drug-charges-up-150-per-cent-in-toronto-police/  

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Apr 29

The Elderly and Addiction

Thanks to Roseanne Lockinger for the guest post article.   Most people understand that addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, rich or poor, how much education you have or whether or not you are a parent, anyone can struggle with this...

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Apr 10

Medical?

I have talked about this before be we really need to check our thinking. The people who are geared to make a lot of money are pushing medicalization and legalization, the people who love marijuana are rabidly talking about all its marvels. I was at a conference last week, there was a physician talking...

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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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