Category Archives: Drugs

Signs and symptoms of drug use

 
The Alternative List
 
Whilst it is important for parents and teachers to be aware of the physical symptoms of drug use it is also important to recognise some other signs that might perhaps be less obvious – particularly as some of […]

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Thousands of North-East children hospitalised for drink and drug abuse

 
AN addiction treatment organisation is considering offering its services to children under the age of 16 as new figures show thousands of youngsters in the North-East are being admitted to hospital for drink and drug abuse.
A new report from Public […]

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THE MARIJUANA EMPEROR WEARS NO CLOTHES

 
By Cannabis Activist
 
Like everyone else, the Marijuana Emperor duped me into becoming a participant in the “medical” marijuana industry sham.  When I woke up, people ignored or discounted my revelations.   My name for this last section is a play […]

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DRUGS ? NOT MY KID !

 
Many parents are worried that their child may begin to use drugs. There are stories in the media which swing from shock, horror, addiction and death to so-called debates about the legalisation of cannabis – which is said by some […]

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‘Legal Highs’

So called ‘legal highs’  are also known as NPS’s – or New Psychoactive Substances.  Most have had very limited or no testing on humans so all the risks of taking them are not yet known for certain.  Some have caused […]

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Drugs Information Articles by Livia Edegger

 
The following articles are all submitted by Livia Edegger, ( Deputy Director of the International Society of Substance Abuse Professionals),  et al
 
Early onset of drug use linked to mental disorders and multi-drug use
A study conducted by the US Substance Abuse […]

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Marijuana deposits 4 times more tar in the lungs than tobacco

    Source:  https://www.pinterest.com/kelseymarie2/atod/
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The Truth Behind 8 Common Misconceptions About Drugs

 
Your spine doesn’t store LSD, and MDMA doesn’t put holes in your brain.
By Sara Chodosh July 20, 2018

Recreational drugs, especially ones you take at parties or concerts, can be easy to get misinformation about. Pixabay
 
Drugs, especially illegal ones, are notorious for their […]

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USING DRUGS WHEN YOUNG LINKED TO LONG TERM HEALTH RISKS

 
The findings of a report released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) reveal a promising downward trend regarding drug use among secondary school students in England. Tobacco, alcohol and drug use among students have been cut in […]

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YOUNG BRISTOL DRINKERS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL WITH ALCOHOL POISONING

 
 
HOSPITALS across Bristol are under pressure from hundreds of admissions as a result of alcohol-poisoning – including more than 60 cases involving children.
 
The Department of Health figures released in the House of Commons show that there were 1,510 admissions in […]

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‘SPICE’ IS A DEADLY INGREDIENT

 
Veronica Eckhardt bent over the hospital bed, sponging paint onto the sole of her son’s left foot.
 
“Connor would not like what we’re doing,” she remarked, but his foot did not twitch.
 
Doctors had declared Connor Eckhardt brain-dead the day before, at […]

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A LETTER FROM A DRUG ADDICT – YOUR CHILD

 
 
I’m your Qualifier
I want to introduce myself to you; I’m your qualifier and the reason you’re here. You believe just because you gave me life and raised me that you know me…but you really don’t. I’d like to use this […]

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SMOKING MARIJUANA AS A TEENAGER LOWERS IQ FOR LIFE

 
Smoking marijuana as a teenager lowers IQ for life, scientists warn.
 
 

The damaging effects remain even if the person stops smoking the drug
Teenagers are at particular risk because their brains are still developing
Smoking cannabis affects critical thinking and memory
Researchers warn that […]

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LEGALISE CANNABIS – AND CHILDREN WILL PAY THE PRICE

 
 
This article is written by a retired biology teacher who now work to help prevent cannabis use – particularly by adolescents.
 
 
 Legal alcohol has been a monumental disaster. Children of all ages have had no trouble getting themselves plastered and doing […]

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Focus on Youth Psychosis

Dr. Romina Mizrahi, a psychiatrist and director of the Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention Clinic, says young people who use marijuana before the age of 16 have a higher risk of having a psychotic experience.
 
 
At first, the voices he heard […]

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MARIJUANA-RELATED CALLS TO POISON CONTROL CENTERS IN COLORADO AND WASHINGTON RISE

More people have been calling poison control centers in Colorado and Washington state since recreational marijuana became legal for adults 21 and older in those states, the Associated Press reports.
 
 
Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for marijuana […]

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Tar In Lungs Graphic

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SMOKING MARIJUANA AS A TEENAGER LOWERS IQ FOR LIFE, scientists warn

The damaging effects remain even if the person stops smoking the drug
Teenagers are at particular risk because their brains are still developing
Smoking cannabis affects critical thinking and memory
Researchers warn that stronger varieties today are causing more damage 

Smoking cannabis as a […]

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Marijuana / Cannabis and Schizophreni

Marijuana / Cannabis and Schizophrenia

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Overview: Use of street drugs (including LSD,methamphetamine,marijuana/hash/cannabis) and alcohol have been linked […]

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USING DRUGS WHEN YOUNG LINKED TO LONG TERM HEALTH RISKS

 
 
The findings of a report released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) reveal a promising downward trend regarding drug use among secondary school students in England. Tobacco, alcohol and drug use among students have been cut in […]

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THIS IS NOT THE MARIJUANA YOUR PARENTS MAY HAVE USED

 
 
‘This isn’t your parents’ marijuana,” was the message passed on by speakers at a marijuana forum sponsored by the AHM Youth and Family Services Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, held Feb. 12 in the RHAM High School auditorium. The first […]

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YOUNG BRISTOL DRINKERS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL WITH ALCOHOL POISONING

 
HOSPITALS across Bristol are under pressure from hundreds of admissions as a result of alcohol-poisoning – including more than 60 cases involving children.
 
The Department of Health figures released in the House of Commons show that there were 1,510 admissions in […]

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POWDERED ALCOHOL WILL APPEAL TO YOUNG DRINKERS

 
The United States is on the verge of having powdered alcohol – in packets like Kool-aid but with the punch of a rum or vodka cocktail – on sale across the country. After much confusion, Palcohol, which has seven flavours including […]

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LEGALISE CANNABIS – AND CHILDREN WILL PAY THE PRICE

 
This article is written by a retired biology teacher who now works to help prevent cannabis use – particularly by adolescents.
 
 
 
Legal alcohol has been a monumental disaster. Children of all ages have had no trouble getting themselves plastered and doing […]

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MARIJUANA-RELATED CALLS TO POISON CONTROL CENTERS RISE

 
 
More people have been calling poison control centers in Colorado and Washington state since recreational marijuana became legal for adults 21 and older in those states, the Associated Press reports.
 
 
Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for marijuana […]

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SMOKING MARIJUANA AS A TEENAGER LOWERS IQ FOR LIFE

 
 

The damaging effects remain even if the person stops smoking the drug
Teenagers are at particular risk because their brains are still developing
Smoking cannabis affects critical thinking and memory
Researchers warn that stronger varieties today are causing more damage 

 
Smoking cannabis as a […]

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‘SPICE’ IS A DEADLY INGREDIENT

 
Veronica Eckhardt bent over the hospital bed, sponging paint onto the sole of her son’s left foot.
 
“Connor would not like what we’re doing,” she remarked, but his foot did not twitch.
 
Doctors had declared Connor Eckhardt brain-dead the day before, at […]

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