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Mar 09

Drug Impaired Driving

Measures for Drug-Impaired Driving It seems inevitable that the Canadian government will move toward the legalization of marijuana. Of course, the drug (and others) are already used illegally. But, as its use becomes more common, regulating impaired driving becomes more important. Let's discuss several...

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Jul 06

Marijuana Impaired Driving

There is still a lot of misconception about driving while under the influence of marijuana, this article has some interesting new information.   http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/study-looks-at-alcohol-marijuana-impairment/article_df2cdf70-b1a3-50b5-9bb2-72675b6afeff.html

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Apr 08

Drug Testing

Below is a guest blooger article from Lena Butler, although Lena is addressing the workplace home testing is also a good idea for many of the same reasons. 3 Kinds of Drug Testing Done in the Workplace Although workplace drug testing is relatively uncommon in Canada, it has been commonplace in the...

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Mar 09

Double Trouble

Double Trouble Although marijuana advocates continue to bang the drum that this drug in not problematic we keep getting more and more research that there are significant issues that we need to pay attention to. The largest group that is using marijuana are adolescents so any negative impact on brain...

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Feb 10

Smoking Dope and Driving

Smoking marijuana a couple of hours before you drive almost doubles your chances of having a serious car crash, according to Canadian researchers. The study, led by Associate Professor Mark Asbridge from Dalhousie University, is the first to review data about drivers who had been treated for serious...

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Dec 18

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open It is very easy to think that whatever is going on with your teen is just “teen” stuff. If we are not careful we will often pass off changes as being just “growing up” or “experimenting” or “teen angst”. We can also really get caught by...

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May 30

More on Drug Impaired Driving

More good work from Canadian Centre On Substance Absue. Research Shows Drug-impaired Driving is as Prevalent as Alcohol-impaired Driving—and its Possible Link to Fatally Injured Drivers Ottawa, March 28, 2011 – The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) today released two studies:...

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Apr 22

Denial - Are you in it?

It is always hard to figure out if you are OK, especially from the inside.  check the new video on our site or take this test. http://www.checkyourdrinking.net/CYD/CYDScreenerP1_0.aspx

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Feb 15

ADHD and Substance Use

Many kids with ADD or ADHD will turn to substance use because they feel like the drugs are a solution to their problem,  the inrcrease in dopamine flow when they are high seems to them to be the solution to their inability to focus.  The downside of course is that the drug use will actually...

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