Follow Our Progress to Educate About THC and Mental Illness

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THC – The Human Consequences

By Heidi Swan | September 13, 2022

This edgy 3-minute video was co-produced by www.EveryBrainMatters.org and myself. Our purpose is to show how the industry and our lawmakers are not discussing the public health consequences. We interviewed some fantastic youth: Roxy, Jake, Kayan. There were several movers and shakers in the prevention field involved: Dr. Karen Randall, Dr. Eric Roberts, Dr. Ken…

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Marijuana Harmless? think Again

SPEAKING FOR MATFORCE

By Heidi Swan | April 14, 2022

I am very excited to be speaking about the link between marijuana and mental illness for http://www.matforce.org/, the top provider of prevention education and recovery support in Yavapai County in Arizona. Originally, I was introduced to them by my good friend, Sally Schindel. Sally has worked with them for years. I am very fortunate to have…

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WARNING LABELS PREVENT HOMELESSNESS – ON EMOTIONALLY NAKED

By Heidi Swan | April 14, 2022

The first time I became aware of Ann Moss Rogers was when she presented on http://www.JohnnysAmbassadors.org. Like Laura Stack, Ann Moss had a wonderful son, Charles, who suffered from addiction and died by suicide. Her work as an author and speaker is painfully honest and raw. Check out her speaking page and her books. It is…

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DR. JOE SHOW – A RADIO BROADCAST IN MASSACHUSETTS

By Heidi Swan | February 16, 2022

Dr. Joseph Shrand and I have some things in common. We both care about drug prevention education and we both like to use theater to help teach it. While preparing for this interview, I listened to several interviews. I learned about his I-M Approach teaching we all want to be valued by someone else. When…

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PODCAST WITH THE INSPIRATIONAL DR. RONEET LEV

By Heidi Swan | February 16, 2022

Dr. Roneet Lev is a former White House Appointee. She is a fierce advocate for drug reform and consumer protections. She also has a fantastic podcast called High Truths about drugs and addiction. We had a lively conversation about A Night In Jail and we play a clip from the audiobook. We also talk about the efforts we…

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This Initiative Is Not About Access

By Heidi Swan | January 9, 2022

Thanks to Easy Reader News for quoting me. “Heidi Swan told the council, ‘The city of Hermosa Beach is 1.4 square miles, so it’s a very short drive if you want to go outside our city to get products. Obviously, this initiative is not about access. There are many of us who feel there is…

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We Did Not Vote to Legalize Dabbing

By Heidi Swan | January 9, 2022

Most people don’t even know what dabbing is. But it is very popular with youth–and it is dangerous. It is surprising when people assume this is the old marijuana. Youth have an increase of severe dependency on these products. To protect our kids we have to be sure everyone understands the ultra-high potency products available…

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Live 2 Hour Conversation with We the People Radio

By Heidi Swan | December 21, 2021

I was on live for two hours with the very engaging and entertaining Erin and Bill from We The People Radio. We talked a lot about A Night In Jail and my brother’s involvement in writing the story. They said a lot of nice things about this website so I gave a shout-out to Power Ten Web…

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An Easy-to-Use Tool to Check for Marijuana and/or Fentanyl

By Heidi Swan | November 1, 2021

My brother and I made a lot of bad decisions as teenagers. One of them was to use marijuana. We both thought it was harmless. Then I had psychosis from it. After that, I rarely used it because it scared me so much. My brother liked the “fun house” feeling it gave him and he…

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A NIGHT IN JAIL A SHORT FILM has been made an Official Selection at the Hollyshorts Film Festival. This festival is held at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. We are thrilled! Thank you Hollyshorts!