Posted on August

17/08/16

Marijuana drug policy in Portugal 2016

Whenever drug policy is discussed you can guarantee Portugal will get a mention. There has been a lot of confusion about the changes made to Portugal’s drug laws since they were adopted a decade and a half ago. Many people believe drugs are legal in Portugal, regulated by the government, even taxed, and this is said to have had a range of great health benefits for the country, stopping overdoses, lowering the rate of HIV infections and reducing drug use overall. The reality of the policy in action is not simple, so we thought we’d clear up a few of the misconceptions.

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drug policy, portugal drugs, decriminilisation, drug free, drug laws, marijuana
Posted on August

17/08/16

My child is hanging around a bad crowd – what can I do?

At some point or another, many parents won’t approve of the company their kids keep. It’s a pretty common story: watching a child gravitate towards a group of people who are using drugs, rebelling against authority of various kinds or who seem self-destructive. It can be some of the most difficult territory you will ever have to navigate as a parent. So what can you do?

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parenting, adolescent, teenager, drugs, alcohol, cannabis
Posted on July

07/07/16

5 things every parent needs to know about weed

As a parent, there may be no bigger worry than wondering if your child is using drugs and just how you can help them and keep them safe if you find they are experimenting or using regularly.

Here are five tips to help you manage your suspicions and maintain a good relationship with your kids

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weed, cannabis, schizophrenia, adolescence, teenagers, weed watch blog, child using drugs
Posted on May

19/05/16

5 reasons why mixing cannabis with other drugs is a bad idea

People mix weed with other drugs for a range of reasons, whether they think it will help with the comedown after a big night on pills or maybe to intensify the high of another substance. While it can seem harmless enough, combining cannabis with other drugs is never a good idea as the results can be dangerous and unpredictable. Here’s why:

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mixing drugs, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, stimulants, depressants
Posted on March

21/03/16

Hiring a new employee

Six key tips on what to consider when a new employee starts.

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weed watch, HR, employees, drugs at work
Posted on February

22/02/16

What to do if you think a colleague is struggling with drug use

Talking to a work colleague about their concerning drug use can be tricky, but knowing how to approach the conversation can set you in the right direction.

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weed watch, HR, drugs at work
Posted on February

09/02/16

Dealing with pressure to do drugs at work

Some useful tips on how to cope with pressure to do drugs at social occasions with work colleagues.

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weed watch, HR, drugs at work
Posted on August

12/08/15

Drugs and sex: the other talk you need to have with your kids

How parents can approach the topics of drugs and sex with their teenagers.

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weed watch, teenagers, sex, drugs, parents
Posted on May

20/05/15

5 reasons weed has no place at work

Smoking weed can negatively affect many aspects of your work performance, including your concentration, motivation, safety and interpersonal skills.

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weed watch, work, drugs at work
Posted on September

02/09/14

Parenting teenagers: what do our kids need to know about cannabis?

Before you try talking to your kids about drugs, it's a good idea to brush up on the facts.

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weed watch, teenagers and drugs, parenting