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The Drug Class Blog

Apr 01

15 Shots Killed Shelby Allen

I don't usually read Good Housekeeping but I came across this article. If you think its safer to let your kids drink at home or buy them alcohol so you "know" how much they are drinking then it would be worth while for you to read this. from www.goodhousekeeping.com photo J.Muckle Studio D What's perhaps...

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Mar 29

ER Visits From Ecstasy Jump 75 Percent

Ecstacy still a problem.   Even though we have worked hard to educate people about the dangers of this drug there is still lots around.  Here is some recent info  from Healthday about some of the dangers A Recent Study Finds Hospitals treat drug's young users for agitation, heat stroke,...

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Mar 28

Three planes, five airports.

I'm back!  Three different planes and five airports later I'm back home.  One of the really interesting things about the Northern Airlines (Both First Air and Canadian North was the service on the planes! Choice of meals, hot towels, newpapers. Thank you!) I was explaining to someone about...

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Mar 24

March 24 Kuglukuk

We finished up with the group today and I beleive that everyone got something out of it. There is always a range of differences with a group like this.  Much of the progress is dependent on the ability to recognize the problem and, as well, the ability to ge past the fear of changing.  It is...

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Mar 24

Kugluktuk High School

I would have like way more time here.  I had a one hour session with the grade 7's and another hour with the combined 10, 11 and 12 group.  These kids were pretty much the same as every other group of kids I have worked with.  As soon as they figure out that you aren't there to lecture...

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Mar 23

More from the Arctic

March 22, Evening Hope is an interesting commodity and it is available in every part of the world. We spent the day talking about what we need to change to get our lives going in a different direction. As always much of what we have to change has to do with how we are thinking about things, changing...

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Mar 21

Kugluktuk Day 1

March 21, Morning If friendliness a gorgeous night sky are omens then this will be a good week. Spent some time wandering around last night and everyone I ran into waved and said hi. I get to meet the group I’ll be working with this morning and I am looking forward to that. As always I will...

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Mar 21

March 21 Evening

March 21, Evening Anyone who has been paying any attention to the work we are doing is aware that we spend a lot on time talking about and helping people understand that drug and alcohol problems are brain problems. Understanding that can cut through the shame, blame and self-recrimination that always...

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Mar 20

Into the North

March 20th. There is a bit of an adventure this week. I am heading to Kugluktuk, Nunavut to do a week of Prevention, Education and hopefully some group treatment. Bonnie, the Director of Community Wellness, contacted me a few weeks ago to see if we could make this happen and fortunately we were able...

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Mar 17

More On Rx Drugs

Right across the country the problem of teens abusing presciption medications continues to increase.  I have talked to several teens this week who have "tried" oxy or morphine in the last week. They know it is dangerous but like most things they just wanted to see what it was like.  This isn't...

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