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The internet has facilitated an unprecedented level of access to products and services around the world. Almost anyone with a credit card, gift card, or online payment account can purchase items online. This happens to include intoxicating substances, both legal and illegal, distributed via the “underground” internet. Yes, there are people who will buy alcohol

Recently published by DrugFree.org is an article discussing the recent statement distributed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The country’s pediatricians have indicated that they believe the legalization of marijuana presents an unacceptable degree of risk to adolescent health and development. The group identified some medical exceptions for children suffering with a debilitating illness, but

The NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) recently published the results of its 2014 ‘Monitoring The Future‘ survey which examined teen attitudes and behavior in regard to alcohol and other drugs. The survey groups were students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. The study was facilitated by researchers at the University of Michigan. Notable

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On the heels of marijuana legalization efforts across the country comes news of a new, high-potency form of marijuana referred to as wax or butter. One dose of this concentrated version of pot is claimed to be the equivalent of smoking 15-20 joints. Users eat or smoke the drug which is made from the oil

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Facing life problems during early recovery can be a hard dose of reality. Because of this, it is important for recovering people to heed the well-known AA slogan “Keep it simple” in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed. The recovery process itself (and confronting one’s addiction problems in treatment) can stir up lots of feelings that

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Online 12 Step Resource

Monday, 02 June 2014 by

There is an online community of recovering individuals who have joined an internet-based meeting forum by the name of InTheRooms.com. This website hosts live online 12 step meetings and facilitates interaction between people who share the common cause of seeking sobriety and making positive changes in their lives. Paul Savery of the N.C Department of

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DrugFree.org published an article on May 8, 2014 addressing the arrest of 150 people who were all involved in a synthetic drug operation that reached across 29 states. The drug sting occurred about one week after multiple incidents in Texas in which over 100 people became ill following ingestion of synthetic marijuana. The Director of

Many people have expressed concern over the recent legalization of marijuana and what effect that will have on youth and society in general. Most proponents of legalization have historically been quick to dismiss critics’ concerns. Blogs and online chat rooms dedicated to defending marijuana often make bold claims including “no one can overdose on marijuana”

Teen Views On Marijuana

Thursday, 19 December 2013 by

The world is one huge adventure for most kids in the 13-19 age range. As adults, we must remember that teenagers are only a few years beyond childhood. Many teens have not yet acquired good internal controls or a reality-based view of the world around them. Yes, some teens are mature beyond their years, but

Marijuana Addiction Is Real

Monday, 18 November 2013 by

Marijuana is addictive. Regular users often defend pot as “not that big of a deal”. However, the reality is that 9% of users become dependent on marijuana (source DrugFree.org) and will experience persistent memory, thinking, and behavioral problems as well as significant lifestyle disruption while their use of pot continues over time. These individuals will

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