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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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May 10

High Potency Marijuana Concerns

Please Read this excellent report from Hazelden Betty Ford Emerging Drug Trends Report Concerns Rising Over High-Potency Marijuana Use New research raises concerns about the ever-increasing potency of marijuana and the new ways it is being used, according to an analysis by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute...

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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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Apr 17

She Recovers Event

She Recovers in NYC! The first in a series of innovative signature events designed to provide women in recovery the opportunity to connect, engage, share, and learn from one another, She Recovers in NYC will take place on May 5-7, 2017. Due to such an amazing response and selling out three months in...

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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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Oct 29

Legalization

Youth and Legalization of Marijuana What Effect Has It Had? Over the past few years recreational marijuana usage has been legalized in 4 States and the District of Columbia and 24 states have legalized it for medical purposes.   There is a big difference between the medicinal use of marijuana...

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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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Aug 15

Help for the Family

Addiction: Where Do Family Members Get Support? Whether it’s your teen or adult child, your parent, your spouse or a sibling, dealing with a loved one’s addiction is hard. There are so many facets of the problem. Their behavior may range from selfish and impulsive to violent and bizarre....

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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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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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