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The Drug Class Blog

Dec 18

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open It is very easy to think that whatever is going on with your teen is just “teen” stuff. If we are not careful we will often pass off changes as being just “growing up” or “experimenting” or “teen angst”. We can also really get caught by...

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Nov 22

Most Girls Drink to Fit In

Alcohol is still the number 1 problem drug, because society has a high degree of acceptance for alcohol use we often don’t see it “as bad”. ‘Most girls drink to fit in’ By Ann Dowsett Johnston www.threstar.com Sun Nov 20th. It’s tea time at Tim Horton’s,...

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Nov 19

Thanks

Thanks to the Community Of Hay River and to the K'atl'odeeche First Nation for being such great hosts for our visit there. You are doing some interesting and innovative work to try and improve the health and wellness of everyone in the community and especially the youth. We know that substance problems...

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Nov 18

South Mackenzie Correctional Centre

Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Author Unknown We spent the afternoon at The South Mackenzie Correctional Centre. They let us out after too, which was a good thing. About 95% of people in detention are there because of situations that happened surrounding...

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Nov 17

Community Issues

More interesting stuff today. We spent the morning at the Hay River Community Counselling Centre talking with the counsellors about what they are doing and what they could add to their community to make things better. Like most agencies they are dealing with more people than they have the resources...

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Nov 16

Healing Place "Nats Ejee K'eh"

Hay River Day 2 This community is beautiful, inside and outside. I always feel incredibly fortunate to be able to meet the dedicated and caring people who are working to try and help people pull away from or avoid the ravages of substance abuse and addiction. The photo I posted with this is the entrance...

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Nov 16

Trying to make a difference/

More From Hayley "You helped me decide I am going to quit drugs." These are the words a young girl told me today. Words that warmed my heart and reminded me why I share my story. After awhile, hearing myself talk and sharing the same things over and over each day gets boring and I begin to feel like...

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Nov 15

Hope

I’m not sure if you have seen the Reality Series “The Ice Pilots” but that is who flew us into Hay River NWT last night. Life is an adventure. Hayley and I have several talks scheduled for today, the Princess Alexandra Middle school, the Chief Sunrise School on the Katlodeeche Reserve,...

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Nov 15

Some Thoughts from Hayley

When Rand asked me to join him in Hay River, Northwest Territories, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It is only the end of day one, and I am already very grateful to be a part of this experience. Throughout the day, we have been surrounded with amazing (and unforgettable) people in wonderful places,...

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Nov 13

Size Matters

There is more and more research about the negative effects of marijuana. It is becoming more apparent that this drug is causing lots of problems particularly among young people. Please read the following article from Medscape medical News Smoking Pot Shrinks the Brain Fran Lowry November 11, 2011...

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