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VAPING STUDY IN ONTARIO SHOWS SIMILARITIES TO SCHIZOPHRENIA
A new study by Ontario researchers suggests that brain activity in rats exposed to the vapourized psychoactive component of marijuana is similar to those with schizophrenia and cannabis-induced psychosis. For more Marijuana & Mental Illness
Dopamine FASTING? Some People are taking it too far!
Contribution of Marijuana Legalization to the U.S. Opioid Mortality Epidemic
Conclusions The marijuana protection hypothesis is not supported by recent U.S. data on opioid mortality trends. Instead, legalizing marijuana appears to have contributed to the nation’s opioid mortality epidemic.
The relationship between parental attitudes and children's alcohol use
Less restrictive parental attitudes towards children's alcohol use are associated with increases in children's alcohol use onset, alcohol use frequency and drunkenness.
For complete study go to Parent Modelling Matters!
'Drop the pretence': Festival goers are old enough to say no to drugs
Stop paternalizing and patronizing these 18 yo+ ADULTS! The faux compassion pushed by pro-drug advocates is just that 'a pretence' as part of an ongoing drug use normalization process. Save lives - Build resilient human beings who are socially responsible and community minded – living to make a difference to our society, not self-indulgent hedonists who not only detract from the healthy, safer and more caring community, but believe now (thanks to these ever permissive mantras) that they have, instead, a 'right' to party! Time the grown-ups - grew up!
For more go to Scoring The Pill Test
The “functioning addict” idea can indeed fuel a lot of delusion. An addict may be “functioning,” but at what cost? What cost to their physical and mental well-being, to their social and professional life, to the well-being of their family? For complete story go to QUARTZ – Time to End the Delusion
There’s no such thing as a “functioning alcoholic” (or any other addict!)
Cannabis risks must be faced
Research presented to the International Early Psychosis Association last year showed a link between cannabis use and schizophrenia. Among a sample of more than three million people, researchers found that cannabis abuse increased the risk, by five times, of developing schizophrenia.
Illicit drugs linked to psychosis need to be discouraged!
For complete article The Australian September 2019
Mystery lung illness linked to vaping reported in nearly 100 people
Medical authorities say it is unclear whether patients will fully recover – US health officials are investigating around 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses believed to be linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states. Many of those who have fallen ill are teenagers and young adults. A large number have been hospitalised, with some in intensive care and on ventilators. For complete story go to No Harm Reduction Here!