Young People Dabbing Marijuana for a High

There are growing concerns about a particular way of getting high from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana responsible for euphoria. Butane hash oil (BHO), commonly referred to as “dabbing” has been around for a long time, but as states adopt more relaxed marijuana laws there is more exposure to products that were once […]

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Weed-Smoking Third-Graders Raise Concerns

A story recently reported by Reuters will not make reassuring reading for many parents anxious about ensuring that their children avoid ever requiring the services of addiction counselors in Miami. The news agency stated that three third graders had been caught smoking marijuana in the bathroom of a Californian elementary school. The one nine year […]

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The Weakening Parent-Child Bond

Many parents, on discovering that their child is abusing drugs, are understandably greatly troubled about not only their loved one’s life and development, but also their own role – often questioning what they could have done to prevent their child being led astray. For many working in the fields of intervention and therapeutic counseling, attachment […]

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The Voices Of National Recovery Month

Addiction recovery is something of which to be proud. While the disease is a serious mental health disorder with no known cure, one that is responsible for taking the lives of thousands of Americans each year, through daily spiritual maintenance and a commitment to practicing the principles of recovery day in and day out—we can […]

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Understanding Drug Diversion

Are You Clear On The Meaning Of Drug Diversion? When we hear or see the phrase drug diversion it is our own personal lens that controls how we interpret the phrase. Many of us will latch on only to the word diversion and assume that what is being discussed is a criminal justice system of […]

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Understanding A Family Intervention

Addiction Is A Terminal Disease If you take a few minutes and Google the phrase “addiction terminal disease,” then you will find almost 200,000 search engine results each dealing with the medical facts of addiction. Many people do not understand that addiction, if there is no intervention, can and often does lead to death. According […]

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The Dangers Of THC Edibles

A new report highlights the dangers of ingesting food containing THC, the main psychoactive constituent of marijuana, CBS News reports. As more states lighten their restrictions on who can use marijuana, and related cannabis products, more and more people have begun using THC containing products in nontraditional ways – such as dabbing or edibles. The […]

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