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Attitudes

Dec 05

Dr. Drew on Marijuana

There are some very interesting thoughts in this article.  If you check out the onlive version and look at the comments it is interesting to see how much people do not want to look at good information about this drug. They really are so engaged in getting high that they can't see reality. Dr. Drew...

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Nov 22

Sadie's Journal

November 22 2013 – Sadie’s Journal It’s been an amazing journey for me while visiting Yellowknife and Hay River. This is my first experience in the North West Territories and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. The first night Georgia and I were expecting to share...

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Nov 22

Georgia's Journal

November 22, 2013 Georgia McCusker I remember when Rand first approached me with coming to Yellowknife for a week when I first began my practicum with him and my initial feeling was elation. How exciting, a trip to the North West Territories, a place which I previously knew very little about. A...

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Nov 17

Dirty Laundry

Thank you to Rob Ford Watching Rob Ford has become a bit of a national pastime. We did the same thing a couple of years ago with Charlie Sheen and a few years ago with Ralph Kline. What we are doing is looking at addiction (substance use disorder if you prefer that term). Unfortunately many are...

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Oct 28

RX Drug Abuse

I have written about this before and it is still a problem in our area as much as it is in Ontario or anywhere else. Teen's opioid addiction 'descent into hell' for Ottawa mom 'I am so terrified for his future' mother says of 18-year-old son CBC News Posted: Oct 28, 2013  An Ottawa mother said...

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Oct 01

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Drug 'Molly' is taking a party toll in the United States  Ecstasy pills, which are supposed to contain MDMA as their main chemical, are pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). REUTERS-U.S. DEA-Handout via Reuters By Victoria Cavaliere...

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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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Jun 07

Just the facts

It seems that there is sometimes more information than we can absorb and the “pro marijuana” movement seems to be pretty good at spinning things in their favour. The problem, as always, is how are teens interpreting the information and the answer is generally “the way that best suits...

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Jun 01

Forgiveness

Addiction hurts.  it hurts those who have it and it hurts those who care about them.   Holding resentments and and anger hurt the holder more that the person those thoughts are directed toward. Here is a story I oftern use when I am talking about forgivenss.  I find it powerful because...

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May 24

Study Drugs

Looking For an Edge Our culture is one that uses drugs, it isn’t a big surprise when people start looking for and edge, we have seen it many times in athletics but it isn’t just there that it happens As high schoolers prepare for final exams, some teens might be tempted to use a "study...

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