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Attitudes

Sep 16

Marijuana and Health

One of the issues we have been hearing a lot about are all the supposed medical advantages of marijuana. The pro marijuana movement is very organized and very intent on medicalizing as much info about marijuana as possible. That group realized a long time ago that much of society wasn’t really...

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Aug 04

Harsh Reality

 Harsh Reality One of the issues which helps to hide the reality of addiction and substance abuse is the sad fact that we don’t really know how many people are dying from drug and alcohol related problems. Because of the negative stigma associated with addictive disorders families are ashamed...

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May 12

More on Synthetic Marijuana

I have written about this before and these products have shown up in Toronto and Manitoba, we have had occasional report here, but it will likely increase.  The interesting thing is that instead of really being concerned about the increasing attempts to find intoxicants many people will use this...

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Apr 17

Friday Ramblings

Friday Ramblings…. Three things One: I get quite a few of these but I thought I would share this from one of the kids I worked with awhile ago. “5 years ago today I said I hated sober saturdays because they were boring.. Well today I have to say, I love being sober and not feeling...

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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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Jan 28

Recovery

I just spent two days in Ottawa at the National Summit on Recovery hosted by the CCSA. I know many of you won’t get wildly excited about this but it was actually historic.Those of you who have dealt with addiction or know someone who has read on. This was the first time that Canada has addressed...

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Jan 26

Snake Oil 2015

Snake Oil: If you have ever watched old westerns you have seen the Snake Oil Salesman, selling something that seems to be the cure for everything. The discusion about marijuana is moving into that category. One of the things that seems to be confusing a lot of people, particularly teens, are the discussionas...

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Dec 18

Having Fun?

Many people get confused about having fun, all the alcohol ads show us that we will be better looking, more popular and have more fun if we drink, and we are starting to see ads about how to be more relaxed with your favorite "bud" Thinking that you can't have fun or relax without "something" to help...

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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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