USA Today article on “High Risks” of marijuana

Interesting article in print edition of USA Today yesterday, called “High Risks”. USA Today had been mixed in its coverage of marijuana, but looks like they have some credible sources for this article. Author Alex Berenson is quoted. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/03/06/marijuana-legalization-risks-critics-downsides-car-crashes-psychosis-schizophrenia-suicide/2915860002/  #debunkingthemyths

Effects of marijuana worse for teens than alcohol

This report from NBC News cites numerous studies showing marijuana poses more risks to the teen brain than alcohol. At Reefer Sanity tonight, you will learn more. Hope to see you then. Reefer Sanity: Kevin Sabet, Ph.D Debunks the Myths

Percieved risk of regular marijuana use by high school seniors

In the U.S., perception of risk from regular marijuana use among high school seniors had dropped steadily, while use has gradually been increasing. Is there risk from regular use or not? Find out more tomorrow, at Reefer Sanity: Kevin Sabet, Ph.D Debunks the Myths.

9 days until Kevin Sabet

On Tuesday, March 5th the New Canaan Parent Support Group is hosting Kevin Sabet, Ph.D at Saxe Middle School Auditorium, 468 South Avenue, New Canaan. The reason for this event, entitled Reefer Sanity: Debunking the Myths About Marijuana, is to inform the public about the facts and clinical evidence as opposed to opinions. We’ve had an outstanding group of people …

Robin Lehner shows that there are many pathways…

Robin Lehner, goalie for the NY Islanders, wrote a touching story of his recovery from addiction and mental illness.  As with all recoveries, he realized there were likely going to be bumps along the road.  However, here he is moving into the #1 goalie slot for the Islanders, and helping to lead their resurgence.  There is a great article in …

Marijuana Essay in Wall Street Journal by Alex Berenson; His Book Released Today

Interesting read ahead of our Reefer Sanity: A Smart Approach to Marijuana event with Kevin Sabet.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/marijuana-is-more-dangerous-than-you-think-11546527075 Marijuana is More Dangerous than You Think By Alex Berenson Updated Jan. 4, 2019 2:19 p.m. ET Over the past 30 years, a shrewd and expensive lobbying campaign has made Americans more tolerant of marijuana. In November 2018, Michigan became the 10th state …

Yale New Haven Hospital Opens Addiction Consult Service

Glad to read this article–a week old–about Yale New Haven’s effort to bring an Addiction Consult Service to the inpatient floors of the hospital. Happy New Year to all! NEW HAVEN — Dr. Melissa Weimer is giving addiction medicine a much-needed prominent place in Yale New Haven Hospital’s health care arsenal. The medical director of the hospital’s new Addiction Medicine Consult Service, she …

More studies needed of Adolescent Brain

A John Hopkins study on the adolescent brain discusses how the increased incidence of schizophrenia and psychosis may take place following early use of marijuana.  Clearly more work in this area needs to be done.  We can ask Kevin Sabet about this on March 5th, 7PM at Saxe School Auditorium during our Marijuana: Facts vs Myths event. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181217101747.htm

A Year of Accomplishments with help from Partners

I just wanted to leave a short note to recognize all those community partners that helped make 2018 a banner year for the New Canaan Parent Support Group.  I’m thankful for: The organizations who provided speakers for our Pathway Series, which took place at the New Canaan YMCA: Adventure Recovery, Aware Recovery Care, Dr. Frank Bartolomeo, Center for Motivation & …

USA Today points to new statistics on alcohol-related deaths

Below are statistics that USA Today cites in an interesting article here. From 2007 to 2017, the number of deaths attributable to alcohol increased 35 percent to 88,000, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Deaths among women rose 85 percent. Deaths among men rose 29 percent. Deaths among people …