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Aug 12

After Treatment

The Importance of Continuing Care After Treatment for Drug Addiction   You have completed your drug rehab program successfully. You should be proud of yourself. However, you should also be aware that as you transition back into your regular life, you face a rather high relapse rate. After you...

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Apr 06

Emotional Growth

Thank you to Goeff Crain for the article Emotional Development Risks With Adolescent Substance Use Drug and alcohol abuse amongst adolescents is on the rise. Before they graduate high school, 70% of students will have tried alcohol while 50% will have used an illegal drug. Adolescents experiment...

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Dec 24

Dogs as Recovery Support

Coming home and realizing that your dog thinks you are the best thing around is always gratifying. They also teach us a lot, or at least can if we listen, about living in the moment. Here is a submitted article from one of our web fans, https://www.rover.com/blog/role-assistance-dogs-recovering-substance-abuse/ ...

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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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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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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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Oct 15

High Functioning

Functioning Heavy Drinkers and Drug Users   Many people believe that a person who drinks too much or who uses drugs will be completely unable to function within their life. The common conception is that a person of this caliber will be of the type to just lay around all day getting wasted and...

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Jun 06

Legalization and teens

Legalization: How Does It Impact Teens For years, marijuana was an illegal drug and it’s sales and use could result in fines, jail time, community service, etc. Not that this stopped people from growing, selling, distributing or using it, but due to its status, there was still a stigma attached...

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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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Jan 02

Going to be emotionally mature??

It is becoming more and more apparent that there are a lot more problems associated with marijuana, particularly when used by teens.  Please have a look at this artilce.   http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/cannabis-use-young-adults-challenges-during-transition-adulthood

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