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Drug Abuse

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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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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Jun 17

Symptom Checker

Early identification is always helpful in treating any problem.  Substance mis-use/abuse by teens fits into this category. Here is a link to some very useful information to help parents keep an eye on what is happening with their kids. http://www.onthewagon.org/teen-rehab/   Play safe!!

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Apr 05

Earn Less?

One of the dvantages of the push for legalization is that there is more research happening. Here is a good look at one of the long term effects.   BY PETER HECHT phecht@sacbee.com DAVIS, CALIF. Chronic marijuana smokers, who use cannabis four or more days a week for many years, are more likely...

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Feb 15

Marijuana Effects and why age matters

Watching the media try to deliver information on marijuana is very interesting, the pro-marijuana folks keep delivering more on potential benefits, here is some more info you need to know. Marijuana’s effects and why age matters Dr. Gary Wenk is a professor of psychology and neuroscience, among...

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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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Apr 03

What hurts?

In his book "The Realm of Hungry Ghosts" Gabor Mate stated that substance abuse and addiction is always in response to some sort of pain. There has been a lot of research over the past few years by Centre for Disease Control on substance abuse. What they have concluded is that there is a huge connection...

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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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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, TIME.com updated 7:05 AM EST, Tue January 28, 2014 (TIME.com) -- 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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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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