I have no brain-mouth filter. I've had this issue since forever. I was a bit sheltered as a child, my parents wanted me to stay their baby forever. There was an all ages bar that I wasn't able to go to until I was 18, "so I didn't get exposed to drugs," despite my stories of my desk mate getting expelled for finally being caught rolling blunts during his exam. So since I've sprouted out on my own I've been an open book. I'm not easily embarrassed, however I care deeply what others think about me. ...more
From medical marijuana to cannabis cafes in Portland, everyone is talking about toking these days. With over 15 million Americans admitting that they use it regularly, marijuana is still widely popular among Americans and it seems that several new breeds of users have emerged in the last few years. There are stiletto stoners whom, based on a poll conducted by Marie Claire magazine, are powerful and professional females and baby boomers who are big on bong hits....more
Research is showing that there's been a significant increase in the use of Rx stimulants used to treat ADHD.
The American Assoc. of Poison Control analyzed data from 1998 to 2005 and found that calls related to ADHD medication abuse in 13- to 19-year-olds went up 76 percent!
Michael Jackson's death was not simply a drug overdose but a homicide, says the Los Angeles coroner's office. News broke this afternoon that the LAPD issued a warrant for Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, today. Legal experts and journalists say official charges are the next step.
I thought I knew some parenting things - then I went to a workshop on drugs. Thank God I have good kids because there's a whole crap load of stuff hidden right in front of us....
This study seems pretty balanced. It doesn't completely put down the use of ADHD meds, but it does show that working memory training (think brain training or cognitive skills training) makes a significant different in kids that have ADHD - whether they take meds or not.
I like the fact that they tested these kids again 6 months after the brain training and found that the results stuck. It's no temporary fix, but rather a way to get to the root of the problem.
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