Marijuana is a powerful drug because of the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is in the stems, seeds, flowers, and dried leaves of Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is referred to as the “gateway drug” to substance abuse since it is one of the first of many that some teenagers try. Marijuana can feel safe and may […]Read more
As adults in this world, protecting children from all of the atrocities and negativity can be daunting. In fact, sometimes it’s close to impossible. But what you can do is prepare yourself for the future. Drugs and alcohol will be present in the lives of your children, but it’s their choice whether they pick up […]Read more
Everyone has bad days. Whether it’s because of problems at home, work or in our relationships, we all experience down periods. For most people, the down periods come and go but for those suffering from depression, the emotional low periods don’t easily go away. Unfortunately, substance abuse is common among people suffering from depression. Many depressed […]Read more
Self-esteem refers to feelings we have about ourselves and our perceived value. In fact, it can be said that self-esteem is a general judgment about ourselves. Development of self-esteem begins during early childhood and can shape the direction of our lives. People with high self-esteem generally believe that they’re of importance to others and have […]Read more
What is Stress? Stress is our body’s way of responding to a demand or threat. When we feel threatened, our nervous system responds by releasing a flood of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action. Substance abuse and stress The latest scientific research indicates that stress can increase vulnerability to […]Read more
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