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Alcohol

Jan 29

Sleep problems?

One of the biggest issues for people who are actively using drugs or alcohol is that this use generally causes sleep issues and then they try to get more sleep by using more of whatever it is that they think helps.  Here are three great articles from Kayla Johnson at tuck.com Alcohol...

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Sep 27

Trauma and Substance Problems

The longer I work in this field the more I understand that the substance use is generally a symptom.  I also understand that the substance use quickly makes everything worse.   Here is a great website that looks at the connections https://silvermistrecovery.com/childhood-trauma-and-addiction-in-adulthood/

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Mar 05

Alcohol and Anxiety

CHRONIC DRINKING REWIRES BRAIN AND INCREASES ANXIETY PROBLEMS  The link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been well established by doctors for some time. Heavy alcohol use increases the risk for traumatic events like car accidents and domestic...

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Mar 22

Alcohol and Energy Drinks

One of the issues that we need to pay more attention to is mixing drugs. Once kids get into the habit of partying it becomes very easy to start mixing things or trying something different. Becuase kids don't really see energy drinks as a "drug" it is quite easy for them to combine them with alcohol...

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Jul 27

1+1= 3?

Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana   Behind nicotine, alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used drugs in the United States. The popularity and availability of these drugs means that the chances that they will be used together are highly probable. At this point they are the most readily...

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May 13

Adolescent Binge Drinking

Adolescent Binge Drinking Fact: While it’s illegal to drink alcohol before age 19, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 20 consume 11% of all alcohol sold in Canada. That’s a lot of alcohol. Not only that, but about 90% of that alcohol consumed is believed to be consumed during binge...

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Mar 08

Girl's Night Out CBC

This is a very good look at our current binge drinking culture. A must see for parents.  Although this shows College age kids, this practice starts in high school.   http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/m/episodes/girls-night-out

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Feb 20

Relationship with Intoxication

Intoxication It is interesting to watch what is happening with the pro-marijuana movement. According to the media that supports this drug it appears to fix everything. While it may be true that there may be many medicinal benefits from CBD (non psychoactive) generally the term marijuana refers to a...

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Jan 23

College Life

I often hear from kids who have started University/College and are very surprised to find that their drinking/drug use has escalated.  Here is an interesting look at some of the stats.   http://www.topcounselingschools.org/drug-alcohol-abuse-on-campus/

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Jan 18

Alcohol Attitudes

I have had some interesting conversations lately about alcohol. They usually are rationalizations and stem around the idea or belief that they are “not” whatever they think an alcohol problem would look like. So, I’m not drinking in the morning, I’m not drinking alone, I haven’t...

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