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Brain

Dec 17

What the heck was the question??

It is always a challenge to get people to look at the negative eggects of something they like. If you can equate getting high to getting feeling 'happy' on alcohol then doing that a couple of times a day will seem like a lot.   For a teen anything over 1 time a week is considered heavy use. Heavy...

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Dec 16

Brains and Memory

Teen pot use could hurt brain and memory, new research suggests Brian Alexander, NBC News New research shows young pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning. Teenage pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning, according to new...

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Sep 30

More on the Brain

COCAINE REWIRES THE BRAIN AFTER JUST ONE USE Posted on September 24, 2013 by Daniel G. Amen, MD A new study from UC San Francisco’s Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center uncovers why humans might become addicted to cocaine after just one use. Scientists found that cocaine exposure triggered...

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Jul 04

Lo and Slow

Lo and slow Study Links Long Term Marijuana Use With Decreased Motivation Do you wake and bake? Are you tired of feeling lazy throughout the day? Do you dream of great ideas but never actually do them? Do you crave munchies, but are too lazy to get up and get anything, and are wondering why? A...

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Apr 20

Knowledge is Power

Here is some very useful information from Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Clearing-Smoke-on-Cannabis-Highlights-2013-en.pdf

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Aug 08

Marijuana and Anxiety

The problem, not the solution. I have been saying for years that marijuana use has the potential to cause anxiety. I have worked with lots of teens who claim they are using to deal with anxiety but the more they use the worse the anxiety gets and them the more they use. This article confirms that...

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May 19

Progress

Lady Bugs A big part of my job and my day is listening to kids. The best part of my job is listening to them get better. I was chatting with this young man the other day and he was telling me about a lady bug. He was sitting outside watching this lady bug. She would crawl up this piece of grass,...

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Apr 07

A look at Alcohol Use

Here is some great info and a test that was passed on to me by Aldo Baker. Alcohol Abuse is still a significant problem and the biggest problem is that we think what we are doing is OK. Check this out http://www.militarymentalhealth.org/alcohol_abuse_facts/

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Feb 20

Alcohol problems

Adolescent problem drinking continies to be a problem, although the article below is about USA stats we are dealing with essentially the same issue here. Regular heavy drinking is the norm with teenages and they still beleive that it isn't a problem. That thinking, that it isn't a problem is the problem. We...

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Feb 10

Smoking Dope and Driving

Smoking marijuana a couple of hours before you drive almost doubles your chances of having a serious car crash, according to Canadian researchers. The study, led by Associate Professor Mark Asbridge from Dalhousie University, is the first to review data about drivers who had been treated for serious...

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