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Attitudes

Oct 29

Legalization

Youth and Legalization of Marijuana What Effect Has It Had? Over the past few years recreational marijuana usage has been legalized in 4 States and the District of Columbia and 24 states have legalized it for medical purposes.   There is a big difference between the medicinal use of marijuana...

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Sep 24

Divorce and Kids

  One of the interesting things in my world is that people contact me and ask if they can help. I have been working with Rosanne for a few months and she has contributed many very good things to Drug Class.  I am blessed.  Thank you Roseanne! Divorce As An Early Trauma Can Contribute...

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Aug 15

Help for the Family

Addiction: Where Do Family Members Get Support? Whether it’s your teen or adult child, your parent, your spouse or a sibling, dealing with a loved one’s addiction is hard. There are so many facets of the problem. Their behavior may range from selfish and impulsive to violent and bizarre....

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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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Jul 12

Transitioning Out Of Treatment

Transitioning Out of Treatment  To many newly sober people the prospect of leaving treatment results in a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand they are eager to get out, as spending weeks or months in the same environment can become tiresome and boring, but on the other hand the idea of leaving...

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Jun 17

Symptom Checker

Early identification is always helpful in treating any problem.  Substance mis-use/abuse by teens fits into this category. Here is a link to some very useful information to help parents keep an eye on what is happening with their kids. http://www.onthewagon.org/teen-rehab/   Play safe!!

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Jun 06

Legalization and teens

Legalization: How Does It Impact Teens For years, marijuana was an illegal drug and it’s sales and use could result in fines, jail time, community service, etc. Not that this stopped people from growing, selling, distributing or using it, but due to its status, there was still a stigma attached...

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May 24

Why Success is A Struggle

Why Success Challenges Me More Than Failure Many alcoholics become very comfortable bouncing from one disaster to the next, and when life in sobriety settles down and things start to get good we don’t really know what to do with ourselves. Adding to this they often struggle with a deep sense...

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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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Apr 29

The Elderly and Addiction

Thanks to Roseanne Lockinger for the guest post article.   Most people understand that addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, rich or poor, how much education you have or whether or not you are a parent, anyone can struggle with this...

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