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The Drug Class Blog

Jan 08

Less

Too much and too often are always a problem, not everybody who has a substance use issue is an addict.  Figuring this out can be incredibly valuable. While we generally talk about addiction to drugs and alcohol we often             don't take a close enough look at...

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Jan 05

Habits Start Early

An Article on CBC caught my eye. Too many novice drivers drinking: police Last Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010 | 4:47 PM CST  CBC News  Winnipeg police and Manitoba Public Insurance are sounding the alarm about young novice drivers being caught with booze in their system. 'There are...

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Jan 03

Perceptions - Not Good or Bad

We are what we think, and the way we think about things determines our attitudes. "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." William Shakespeare I am always surprised by the amount of resistance people have about getting help for a drug and alcohol problem. Many people seem to...

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Jan 03

Perceptions - Not Good or Bad

We are what we think, and the way we think about things determines our attitudes. "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." William Shakespeare I am always surprised by the amount of resistance people have about getting help for a drug and alcohol problem. Many people seem to...

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Jan 02

Enabling

Many people get caught in the trap of trying to help too much, generally we use the term enabling when we are talking about relationships with someone with a drug or alcohol problem.  What enabling means is that the family member or loved one is allowing the person with the drug and alcohol problem...

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Dec 29

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. There are a lot of these drugs available at parties and kids are mixing them with alcohol and other drugs which potentially can be lethal.  I have talked to a couple of kids in the past two weeks who have unintentionally overdosed...

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Dec 25

The best present

What power has love but forgiveness?  William Carlos Williams. In order to get better from a drug or alcohol problem we need to start to like ourselves better.  We need to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we have made and we also need to work on forgiving people who we feel have wronged...

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Dec 23

Attitude

We really need to take a look at the attitude around marijuana use.  There is still a pervasive belief that this is a harmless drug, the "don't panic its organic" thinking is still what is driving a lot of the street level thinking about this drug. Marijuana use by our teens is increasing, I see...

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Dec 22

Acceptance

Carl Jung said "We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."   I heard somewhere and often repeat "You can't love and judge at the same time" I regularly deal with family members who are having a hard time forgiving the person in their family who...

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Dec 19

More on Impaired Driving

In spite of all the facts indicating that, at every level, impaired driving is a bad idea it is still a huge problem. Part of the problem is that when you are impaired you can't think properly, but you believe that you can.  The image above shows an alcohol affected brain, a THC affected brain is...

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