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Drug Misuse

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 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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Aug 24

Peer Pressure 2011

We are all aware of peer pressure, it has been around for a long time.  The current world of social networking sites has complicated the situation. The article below really clarifies why this can be a problem.  If teens are on one or more of these sites a lot they are constantly being bombarded...

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Aug 23

Get Happy

Getting Happy can save a lot of problems,  adolescent subytance abuse is often an attempt to take away some sort of pain and the user generally feels like this is making them happy, what it really does is makes it more difficult for them to be happy about normal things.   Here is an interesting...

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Jul 25

Amy Winhouse

Here is Russel Brand's Heartfelt thoughts about Amy Winehouse. http://www.tmz.com/2011/07/24/amy-winehouse-dead-dies-russell-brand-blog/

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Jun 22

Huh??

Another interesting study confirming what we have been seeing for some time. Remember: chronic marijuana use for an adlescent in more that 5 times a month. Smoking marijuana affects peoples' impulsivity, attention, memory, cognition and decision-making abilities. That's been scientifically proven. ...

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May 30

More on Drug Impaired Driving

More good work from Canadian Centre On Substance Absue. Research Shows Drug-impaired Driving is as Prevalent as Alcohol-impaired Driving—and its Possible Link to Fatally Injured Drivers Ottawa, March 28, 2011 – The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) today released two studies:...

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May 03

Teen Mental Health

Here is a good article about drug use and mental health. http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/familyhealth/article/983242--the-teens-are-a-critical-time-for-mental-health

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Apr 22

Denial - Are you in it?

It is always hard to figure out if you are OK, especially from the inside.  check the new video on our site or take this test. http://www.checkyourdrinking.net/CYD/CYDScreenerP1_0.aspx

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Apr 17

Four Twenty

four-twenty what is it all about Here is the history 420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) Refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20.(Not to be confused with J-Day, an international protest held...

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