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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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Dec 06

Getting Better

For the past few yearsI have been encouraging (pushing) kids to use meditation. A lot of drug/alcohol use is because kids don't feel OK, stressed, disconnected, unloved, angry etc. Drug/alcohol use doesn't make us feel better, it makes us feel less so we actually end up sliding further into the emotional...

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Nov 08

More to consider

 The more we hear about medical marijuana, the more the perception that it does more good than harm seeps into people's thinking, particularly teens. What we are dealing with here is a very organized approach to legalize marijuana use, partly becuase a lot of people like it , more because there...

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Oct 26

ADHD and other stuff

I came across this article and thought it was worth sharing.  Many of the teens I work with speak of their drug use "helping" how they are feeling/functioning. The drug use doesn't really help but the kids ability to identify that something is wrong is very important. Please check the article below. Also,...

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Mar 08

Legalization ?? School Problems?

I talked with three teens this week, all 14 who had been brought to me by their parents. All the kids had changed quite a bit in the last year. Part of the teen’s rationale for using was that “well, its going to be legal soon”. Teens are developing critical thinking skills, when they...

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