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Brain Health

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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Jul 08

Stuff to Do

Getting bored or better said, allowing yourself to get bored is a huge relapse risk.   Here is an amazing list of a lot of stuff to do. https://wisebeards.com/blog/hobbies-list-men/   Thanks to Jason for the submission to Drug Class.

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May 08

Sleep Rocks

Sleep is important, really important. It can help reduce anxiety and depression, it increases energy and really can make us feel better about ourselves. Please check the ideas below.   And, sweet dreams!   Here are three useful guides Healthy Sleep for New and Expecting Parents Children's...

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Mar 05

Alcohol and Anxiety

CHRONIC DRINKING REWIRES BRAIN AND INCREASES ANXIETY PROBLEMS  The link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been well established by doctors for some time. Heavy alcohol use increases the risk for traumatic events like car accidents and domestic...

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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 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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Dec 16

Is there Moderation with Marijuana?

How Much is too Much ??  From Yahoo News In more than half the states in the USA and soon all of Canada, marijuana has, or will be, in some form, been legalized. From New Hampshire to New Mexico, weed is permitted for medical purposes -- despite remaining a controlled substance with use prohibited...

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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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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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Mar 08

Girl's Night Out CBC

This is a very good look at our current binge drinking culture. A must see for parents.  Although this shows College age kids, this practice starts in high school.   http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/m/episodes/girls-night-out

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