Teen Drug Abuse: Encouraging Your Teenage Child to Avoid Drug Use

Teen Drug Abuse: Encouraging Your Teenage Child to Avoid Drug Use

Every parent wants their children to make good decisions when it comes to drinking and doing drugs but you can’t expect your child to say no to drugs if you have never said anything to your child about them and about how you don’t approve. If you want your child to stay away from drugs, than it’s important you teach them how to avoid drugs and say no.

Almost every teen is offered, curious, and has tried drugs but that doesn’t mean that every teen WILL say yes when they are offered. If your teen is curious about drugs and you have never told them to stay away from drugs than they may just try it thinking it’s not that big of a deal.

Yes, schools do their best to warn children that drugs aren’t good for the body or your health in health class but to your child, that is just some teacher saying drugs are bad. So, it’s your job as a parent to make sure your knows why it is they shouldn’t be doing drugs and why you don’t’ approve.

You may think that your teenage child just knows that they aren’t supposed to be using drugs or aren’t supposed to be around drugs but you never know if they really believe you’d have a problem with it or not.

It’s best to start talking with your children about bad things like drugs, smoking and alcohol when they are younger so they can go into their teen years knowing that it’s wrong.

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Get information.

Know what it is you are talking about when you speak to your children about drugs. Learn the facts, statistics of teens who use drugs, what happens when you use certain drugs, what the side effects are of all drugs, etc. If you go to your child wanting to talk about drugs, you want to be able to answer every question they ask or else they may not take your seriously.

If you are going to have a hard time remembering some of the facts, print them out for when you talk to your child so you can know you surely have all your information.

Be realistic.

Don’t go to your child and say “If you do drugs, you’ll die!” They won’t take you seriously and than they’ll end up doing it anyway since you made it seem like a joke. Talk to them seriously about drugs and tell them the truth. Don’t lie to them about anything, just be honest and open with your child. Be sure you allow them to ask any questions they want or else their curiosity will just build up inside.

What not to say: “Don’t EVER do drugs!”

It’s important that you don’t say this to your child.. Why? Because when children get angry at their parents what do they do? Rebel against the rules you set. If you tell them all the time to not do drugs, when they get angry at you or feel like rebelling they will immediately turn to drugs. Just be sure you are letting them know all the bad that can happen if they do drugs, to their body and their brain. Remind them how much it can do to their lives and relationships.

Don’t use yourself.

It’s important that you never use drugs yourself, not only drugs, but don’t let your child see you drinking alcohol either. If your child sees, hears about, or just knows that you have been using they will think it’s okay for them to do it.

Teaching your child about drugs is very important and crucial to their health. If you give your teen the proper knowledge and tools to avoid drugs than they won’t fall into peer pressure. Warn your child that their friends may try to get them to use drugs, but it’s important that you let them know it’s OKAY to say no and if their friends think they’re “lame” because of it than that just means they aren’t your child’s real friends.

The Ann Arbor Hash Bash: 40 Years of Pro-marijuana Activism and Celebration

The Ann Arbor Hash Bash: 40 Years of Pro-marijuana Activism and Celebration

The Ann Arbor Hash Bash takes place this year on April 2, 2017. Started in 1971 to protest the imprisonment of activist and poet John Sinclair, who had been given a 10 year sentence in Michigan for possession of two marijuana joints, it was an instant success.

The Ann Arbor City Council passed a law dropping marijuana possession fines to only $5, and even nowadays, the fine in Ann Arbor for marijuana possession is only $25 and a misdemeanor. Sinclair subsequently gained release from prison 3 days after that inaugural Hash Bash, and it has been going strong ever since.

For the 40th anniversary, Sinclair is expected to read poetry in the evening at the Ann Arbor club The Blind Pig. Festivities include bands, artists, vendors, and the celebration will take place on Monroe Street in the afternoon.

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is expected to make an appearance, as well. Richardson is a well known marijuana advocate. Expected crowd turnouts will be from 5,000 to 10,000 people.

Michigan voters passed an ordinance recently approving the use of medical marijuana dispensaries, and the Ann Arbor/Detroit areas have quite a few dispensaries in business currently. While marijuana use has still yet to gain mainstream approval, the fact that

these dispensaries exist and are allowed to do business is a direct result of events like the Ann Arbor Hash Bash, which promotes responsible marijuana use. It is a true Ann Arbor tradition. Here’s to 40 more years!

Stop What You Are Doing and Read: Marijuana Will Not Kill You

Stop What You Are Doing and Read:  Marijuana Will Not Kill You

In late January of 2007 I posted an article titled “Stop What you are Doing and Read: Marijuana Will Kill You.” This article can be found at Associated Content here, http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/138005/stop_what_you_are_doing_and_read_marijuana.html?cat=60.

Since I published my piece on the dangers of Marijuana I have had well over 2,000 individuals read the article. I can imagine many of these people do not smoke the dangerous drug known as Marijuana, but many do.

I know this from the many comments I received from those who spent the time to read the article. Many of these marijuana smokers made it clear that they had been smoking for years, and they considered themselves to be just fine. Many of these comments can be found below the original article. They can be very entertaining.

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The original article presents the case that Marijuana is an extremely dangerous drug, and it provides multiple examples of why this is arguably true. The one thing many of the readers failed to notice is that the article was not meant to be taken seriously. I was under the wrongful impression that maybe only one or two would mistakenly take the article to be a serious piece, but many did.

I wrongfully assumed that if a person had only half of a brain they would immediately discover the article to be a work of humor, one which looks into popular culture and the “anti marijuana movement” that has roots in the classic movie Reefer Madness and continues to this day.

I am in awe that after nearly one and a half years I am still receiving messages regarding this article. Ninety percent of these messages condemn me for my strong stance against Marijuana.

The remaining ten percent found the article humorous, as it was meant to be. A word of warning to fellow writers, be careful what you write, sometimes your work will go over the heads of many. Sometimes what you post will haunt you with the many hostile messages you will receive over a long period of time. And on a final note, no, marijuana will not kill you.

Users of marijuana have to find how long it stays in their system

Users of marijuana have to find how long it stays in their system

Every person in our time has a busy schedule and an array of expectations on the enhanced lifestyle. However, they get both favourable and unfavourable things in their routine life. For example, many adults nowadays take pleasure in the marijuana and get much difficulty with the drug test.

As a user of marijuana, you may think about how long marijuana stay in your system and the safest method to get rid of possibilities of an unfavourable result in the drug test. You have to identify and keep in mind that a large amount of marijuana stays in your body can be detected for over a week.

An exact detection time is based on how long you have used the marijuana and the type of test you take. Even though loads of marijuana detection tests are available at this time, the most common tests are urine tests, blood tests, hair tests and salvia tests. Every test is different in various aspects. For example, urine tests detect THC-COOH that is not at all psychoactive. The blood test detects the psychoactive version of THC.

As a beginner to top factors for finding the cannabis, you have to consider the body fat content, exercise, hydration, drug strength, metabolism and other factors like gender, age and height.

You may get an idea to flush out your system before the marijuana drug test with an objective to avoid the positive result. You have to quit this useless idea. This is because this approach has limited effectiveness at best particularly on short notice. This is advisable to avoid using marijuana when you expect to be tested within the upcoming month. You can properly moderate the strength of this drug when you have to use it. You can take note of easy to follow guidelines about how to deal with the drug test and make an informed decision without any delay.