The Drug Class Blog


Feb 15

ADHD and Substance Use

Many kids with ADD or ADHD will turn to substance use because they feel like the drugs are a solution to their problem,  the inrcrease in dopamine flow when they are high seems to them to be the solution to their inability to focus.  The downside of course is that the drug use will actually...

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Feb 11

Alcohol Claims 2.5 Million Lives A Year

Recent Report from the World Health Organization is worth a read. GENEVA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- The use of alcohol causes approximately 2.5 million deaths a year, and young people were especially vulnerable to its harms, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday in a report profiling 193 countries...

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Nov 25

Binge Drinking - Take the Test

Binge Drinking continues to be a big issue, especially with the 14 to 25 year old age group.  It has become the cultural norm. It is glorified in movies but we need to really take a look at it.   The photo (Courtesy of Amen Clinics) illustrates what alcohol abuse does to the brain.  This...

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Nov 17

Check Your Drinking

One of the things we are always working on in Drug Class is to get you to check where you are at.  It is a bit like swimming in a lake, if you don't check where the shore is once and awhile you can suddenly realize you are too far out and you are going to have trouble making it back. Click on this...

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