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Jan 13

Pill Deaths

Ecstasy or “E” is often referred to by kids as “pills”. I think they do this because it sounds less harmful. This is a dangerous drug and it seems to be on a bit of a resurgence. There have been several deaths associated with this drug in the past few weeks. The people who...

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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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Oct 23

Feed the Good Wolf

We all have power. In the movie "The Missing" Tommy Lee Jones plays a Medicine Man. He has lost a lot of his power because he has been feeding the wrong part of his character. Many of us do the same thing, and we get weaker. A grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I...

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Oct 02

Worth Sharing

I read this the other day, thought it was worth sharing. There comes a point in life when you get tired of chasing everyone and trying to fix everything, but it’s not giving up. It’s realizing you don’t need certain people and things and the drama they bring. If a person wants to...

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Sep 26

More on Marijuana

Ther is a lot we need to learn about marijuana.  Here is a link to a radio show we did in USA http://webtalkradio.net/2011/09/19/addicted-to-addicts-survival-101-%E2%80%93-marijuana-harmless-or-not/

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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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Aug 16

More on the Disease Idea

Here is another very good article to help people understand that Addiction isn't bad behavior. this is from Live Science.. Addiction Now Defined As Brain Disorder, Not Behavior Problem   Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling...

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Jul 14

Binge drinking and the Teen Brain

Here is a good Article from Health.com   Binge drinking, pot may harm teen brains By Lynne Peeples, Health.com October 19, 2010 8:08 p.m. EDT --   Even teenagers know that downing 12 beers in a single night isn't good for their bodies and can be dangerous. But a new study suggests that...

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Jul 09

Can't Remember??

Drinking till you can't remember stuff is a problem, here is the biology behind it.   The biology behind alcohol-induced blackouts July 6, 2011 By Jim Dryden A person who drinks too much alcohol may be able to perform complicated tasks, such as dancing, carrying on a conversation or even driving...

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