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Alcohol

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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Mar 31

Spring Break

Thinking about life without partying seems to be very scary for a lot of people. There is a lot of social pressure to use drugs and alcohol. I was doing a presentation last Friday at one of my schools and was talking about the volume of the voice we hear. The kids who smoke marijuana and or drink...

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Mar 20

Epidemics - Ebola vs Alcohol

Alcohol Deaths It is interesting there is so much public discussion on Ebola Deaths. Here are the stats on World Alcohol Deaths 2.5 Million Alcohol-Related Deaths Worldwide- Annually Based on the analyses of 100 individual country profiles, The World Health Organization (WHO) has released The Global...

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Dec 11

Good Idea?

I have talked about this before but it is a topic that needs lots of attention. I had a conversation with a parent the other day that centered around their concern with their teen’s substance use (including alcohol) essentially they were going to see how things went as they had the “talk”...

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Nov 02

Where Does It Start

Drug and Alcohol Problems generally start young, usually when kids are in grade 8 or nine. The research clearly shows that most people who have substance problems started their alcohol or drug use before they were 17 and typically at 13 or 14. I had a grade 9 class this week with about 35 kids and...

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Jun 17

I didn't know that!!

Fort Albany Day 2 Started the day with a walk, the video I posted it a good example of what it is like here. Fort Albany in essentially on the delta of the Albany River.There is lots of marsh and lots of bush and lots of quiet. Our first presentation was at the Health Centre and was on the effects...

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Jun 17

I didn't know that!!

Fort Albany Day 2 Started the day with a walk, the video I posted it a good example of what it is like here. Fort Albany in essentially on the delta of the Albany River.There is lots of marsh and lots of bush and lots of quiet. Our first presentation was at the Health Centre and was on the effects...

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May 19

More Thinking on Alcohol

Good article from The Globe and Mail Drinking comes with staggering costs SHEEMA KHAN Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, May. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, May. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EDT It happened, perhaps fittingly, on a May “two-four” weekend some years ago. While...

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May 16

Alcohol and Music

I’ll Drink to that! Teen binge drinking linked to identifying alcohol brands in pop music Every day in North America, the average adolescent is exposed to 2.5 hours of popular music and eight references to alcohol brands. And now, researchers have found a link between binge drinking in teens and...

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