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Marijuana affects cognitive development in adolescents and may be a gateway drug for opioids.

By |2019-07-15T17:50:53-04:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , |

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/16/opinion/marijuana-brain-effects.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage https://nyti.ms/2IjZXMQ This article addresses recent research strongly suggesting that teenagers are extremely vulnerable to the cumulative effects of regular use of pot.  Pot impairs executive functioning, brain processing speed, memory, attention span and concentration. Furthermore, we used to think that weed was a gateway drug and then research suggested that this was in fact not the case. [...]

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Addiction counselors encourage colleges and others to support students in fighting the opioid crisis

By |2019-04-11T12:55:47-04:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Addiction Treatment|Tags: , , , |

Please read the Philly.com article here: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/colleges-temple-student-overdoses-counseling-recovery-20171221.html Or read a slightly longer version below: A Call to Brotherly Humanity: Two Philadelphia Addiction Professionals Grapple with What More We Need to Do Two drug overdose deaths in one week at Temple University strikes painfully at home as we learned about Michael Paytas and James Orlando who lost [...]

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Alcoholics Anonymous for Heroin Addiction: A Philadelphia Student Tells His Story

By |2019-04-11T13:02:10-04:00July 8th, 2017|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , , , |

While there are similarities to people’s drug and alcohol use all roads into drug and alcohol use and recovery are unique and as different as the many people who use drugs and alcohol recreationally or abusively.  As addiction counselors in private practice in Philadelphia and Montgomery county we work with individuals to support their efforts at [...]

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