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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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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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Sep 02

Back to School - New Pressures

Peer Pressure   You have always told yourself that you would not smoke pot. It is not something that interests you and you know that it could possibly lead you down a path that you don’t want to follow. Then you find yourself at a party one night, surrounded by friends who are passing...

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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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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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May 12

More on Synthetic Marijuana

I have written about this before and these products have shown up in Toronto and Manitoba, we have had occasional report here, but it will likely increase.  The interesting thing is that instead of really being concerned about the increasing attempts to find intoxicants many people will use this...

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May 07

Marijuana Addiction

Here is an interesting article on marijuana addiction and something that might make quitting a bit easier. What is somewhat ironic is that the substance that can help has been bred out of the plant in an attempt to get stronger and stronger THC levels   http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630204.500-withdrawal-drug-could-help-cannabis-addicts-kick-the-habit.html#.VUtJl9NVhBc

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Dec 18

Having Fun?

Many people get confused about having fun, all the alcohol ads show us that we will be better looking, more popular and have more fun if we drink, and we are starting to see ads about how to be more relaxed with your favorite "bud" Thinking that you can't have fun or relax without "something" to help...

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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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