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Ontario Help For Nicotine Addiction

Ontario Help For Nicotine Addiction
It has recently been reported in The Star that Ontario, Canada may soon foot the bill to provide additional help for smokers, addicted to nicotine, to stop smoking cigarettes. The estimated additional cost to Ontario health services is $20 million dollars a year. Ontario has completed reviews of the nicotine...

Epigenetics and Toxic Stress

A recent US book by Richard C Francis, entitled Epigenetics – The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance, (the book) is taking the world by storm. Never before has it been so plainly stated, as in this excellent work, that the toxic stress that pervades our world, is potentially damaging, and needs to be...

How Drugs Damage Your Mind

When people use drugs for recreation, to escape their troubled lives, they rarely stop to think about how drugs damage your mind. All drug use starts with hope and belief that drug use will bring pleasure. There is no doubt that in the normal way, people are pleasure seeking individuals – people want...

Cost Effective, Comprehensive Drug Addiction Recovery

Cost Effective, Comprehensive Drug Addiction Recovery
States in the USA today are looking towards reduction of mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealing and drug use. This is not so much a considered response to the issues posed by drug use, but simply because America does not have the money to put drug dealing criminals into the prison system, and maintain...

Sparing the Rod – Child Discipline Canada

Sparing the Rod – Child Discipline Canada
In times when child abuse is cited as a cause of many children in Canada growing up with antisocial or criminal tendencies, with difficulties in teen and adult relationships, much anger and lack of positive self regard, with a high risk of substance abuse and addiction, it would appear that the notion of...

A Model for Mental Health?

A Model for Mental Health?
Just as Einstein created an equation that sums up the Universe, known as E= mc2, so Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis, produced a statement that defines the healthy mind and a state of good mental health. In German it reads : Wo es war, soll Ich werden, which can be translated as : Where It was,...

Talking to Kids About Drugs

Talking to Kids About Drugs
Ups and Downs Life wasn’t meant to be easy so they say and the teen years can be hard work, when you are not grown up yet, but not a child anymore. Puberty means that you may have a problem with your body image – and your sexuality. The teen years are about finding a sense of purpose, and...

Safe Injection Clinic, Vancouver

Safe Injection Clinic, Vancouver
The controversy surrounding the Vancouver, Insite safe injection clinic continues this week with yet another appearance by interested parties in the BC Supreme Court. Argument continues to flourish about whether or not the clinic is to survive. Although the Court has reserved its decision, evidence has been...

Drug Impaired Driving, Canada

Drug Impaired Driving, Canada
A recent issue of the Hamilton Spectator has an article on drug impaired driving in Canada, In Toronto drugs have shown up in more than 7% of randomly tested drivers, and 33% of drivers killed in driving accidents tested positve for drugs. The intention to put drug impaired drivers off the road in Canada is...

Boredom, Depression and Drug Use

One of the reasons that people give for drug use is that they are suffering from boredom. Is a feeling of chronic boredom with life in fact a form of depression? Certainly feelings of intense boredom are uncomfortable, if not actually painful to experience, a similar feeling to when people feel depressed,...

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