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The Drug Class Blog

Apr 17

Rehab for Cannabis Problems

Should You Go to Rehab for Cannabis Abuse? The use of cannabis is prevalent throughout the country. And though this drug has been decriminalized in many areas, that is not to say that it cannot have problematic effects on some people. Those who have developed heavy dependence on cannabis over their...

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Jan 26

LGBTQ Community

Here is a good article on LGBTQ Community and substance issues. https://www.cnabuzz.com/substance-abuse-prevention-for-the-lgbtq-community/

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Dec 15

Cannabis Use Disorder

Thanks to Lauren Kunis from the Stonewall Institute for the article. Telltale Signs of Cannabis Use Disorder As marijuana use becomes increasingly mainstream, consumption and abuse of marijuana are also on the rise. To date, 11 states have legalized its use for medicinal or recreational purposes. Several...

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Oct 21

What To Expect From Alcohol Treatment for DUI

What To Expect From Alcohol Treatment for DUI As a criminal offense, driving under the influence or DUI carries several penalties. The consequences of a DUI jail time, hefty fines, license suspension, and probation. Sometimes, however, judges include mandatory DUI treatment, especially for first-time...

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May 31

6 After Care Tips

6 Steps to Overcoming Drug Addiction   Climbing out of the depths of addiction can be a daunting experience. It’s an insidious disease that’s influenced by a myriad of factors, with some similarities shared between affected individuals.    Because of the complex intertwining...

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May 04

Manage your stress

Most Substance Use problems are, in some way or other, a reaction to perceived stress.  Recovery is abouts learning how to deal with life on lifes terms.  Here are some suggestions.  Thanks too Lisa S. for the contribution.  Stress Management Techniques   Today's culture rewards...

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Apr 11

The next right thing

A Higher Purpose   Personal growth and recovery do not happen by accident but as a byproduct of intentional living. A life of recovery is a life that is lived on purpose, mindful of our moment-to-moment intentions. Growth occurs by making a conscious commitment to living for a higher purpose.   As...

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Feb 11

Be Mindful and Mind Full

   Thank you to Vivian C for the article What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a concept that originated with Buddhist meditation, but in recent years has been adapted as a secular approach to helping people with mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression. There are three main...

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Jan 29

Sleep problems?

One of the biggest issues for people who are actively using drugs or alcohol is that this use generally causes sleep issues and then they try to get more sleep by using more of whatever it is that they think helps.  Here are three great articles from Kayla Johnson at tuck.com Alcohol...

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Oct 02

Check the Operating System

We have an amazing operating system that we need to take care of here is an interesting look at what is going on up there. https://silverridgerecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/silverridgerecovery.com_how_addiction_affects_the_brain_the_neuroscience_of_compulsive_behavior.pdf

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