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The Drug Class Blog

Attitudes

Dec 21

What We Think

What we think. We need to pay more attention to the thinking around marijuana use and particularly the use by teens. What we think determines how we feel and act. So we need to really pay attention to whether or not what we are thinking is true. If we really like something that makes it difficult...

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Dec 18

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open It is very easy to think that whatever is going on with your teen is just “teen” stuff. If we are not careful we will often pass off changes as being just “growing up” or “experimenting” or “teen angst”. We can also really get caught by...

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Nov 19

Thanks

Thanks to the Community Of Hay River and to the K'atl'odeeche First Nation for being such great hosts for our visit there. You are doing some interesting and innovative work to try and improve the health and wellness of everyone in the community and especially the youth. We know that substance problems...

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Nov 17

Community Issues

More interesting stuff today. We spent the morning at the Hay River Community Counselling Centre talking with the counsellors about what they are doing and what they could add to their community to make things better. Like most agencies they are dealing with more people than they have the resources...

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Nov 16

Healing Place "Nats Ejee K'eh"

Hay River Day 2 This community is beautiful, inside and outside. I always feel incredibly fortunate to be able to meet the dedicated and caring people who are working to try and help people pull away from or avoid the ravages of substance abuse and addiction. The photo I posted with this is the entrance...

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Nov 16

Trying to make a difference/

More From Hayley "You helped me decide I am going to quit drugs." These are the words a young girl told me today. Words that warmed my heart and reminded me why I share my story. After awhile, hearing myself talk and sharing the same things over and over each day gets boring and I begin to feel like...

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Nov 15

Hope

I’m not sure if you have seen the Reality Series “The Ice Pilots” but that is who flew us into Hay River NWT last night. Life is an adventure. Hayley and I have several talks scheduled for today, the Princess Alexandra Middle school, the Chief Sunrise School on the Katlodeeche Reserve,...

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Nov 15

Some Thoughts from Hayley

When Rand asked me to join him in Hay River, Northwest Territories, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It is only the end of day one, and I am already very grateful to be a part of this experience. Throughout the day, we have been surrounded with amazing (and unforgettable) people in wonderful places,...

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Nov 12

Helping Helps

Helping Helps. Self-centeredness is a big problem that feeds addiction and addictive behavior, here is an interesting study that illustrates the value of getting invloved in helping others.   Adolescent Addiction - New Finding by Sheela Philomena on November 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM Alcohol &...

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Oct 23

Feed the Good Wolf

We all have power. In the movie "The Missing" Tommy Lee Jones plays a Medicine Man. He has lost a lot of his power because he has been feeding the wrong part of his character. Many of us do the same thing, and we get weaker. A grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I...

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