How To Help Drug Addicts – Lifebelts or Swimming Lessons How to help drug addicts recover is the question of our times. Do we just give them lifebelts – or do we teach them how to swim?? John Hopkin’s University School of Medicine recently published the results of an investigation that they conducted of 243 opioid addicts, primarily heroin users,...
Globesity, Gaming and Drugs – Corporate Takeover of Childhood. A speaker invited to the Melbourne Conference, March 2012, on the Corporate Takeover of Childhood, is Professor Gentile of Iowa State University, who has studied for many years the impact on young children of playing electronic on line and video games. Research in this area can be a hot potato due to the...
Building Resilience in Children. In a world that seems to be increasingly burdened with anxiety and depression, with an apparent failure of the extended war on drug abuse and addiction, building resilience in children is essential if we hope to enable young kids to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Many despair and see in conditions of...
Has Australia Gone to Pot? Canadians can take comfort in knowing that they are not on top of the world-wide list when it comes to smoking pot and using amphetamine drugs. According to a study completed by researchers at the University of Queensland, published this week in the Lancet medical journal – Australians and New...
Ibuprofen, Wisdom & Pain Statistics from America reveal that 75%+ of the population purchase over the counter (OTC) drugs. Around 44% of people using OTC pain killers take more than the prescribed dose, and many more do not bother to read warnings or information on drug facts labels.  Around 16,000 people die each year in the USA...
Taking a Gamble with Drugs – Ontario Reports from Ontario Canada would suggest that taking a gamble with drugs is becoming a way of life. Of all the options for happiness, it would appear that for many people, in Ontario, and elsewhere the solution is drug taking and habitual gambling.  The Toronto Star has for many years raised concerns about...
Whatever Floats Your Boat – Addiction “All boats float on the high tide”, so the saying goes, meaning that when times are good, everyone can survive. Whatever floats your boat are the people, the relationships, the resources that we rely on, those who we can turn to in times of need for their help and support. Most times we have the freedom...
Expressive Art and Drug Addiction There is a connection between expressive art and drug addiction – some say a connection as between drug addiction and mental illness. An interesting article appears in the November 2010 Scientific American entitled – The Mad Artist’s Brain- the Connection between Creativity and Mental Illness.  There...
Drug Addiction: Benefits of Acupuncture In treating addiction, the benefits of acupuncture are relaxation, and release of tension. According to World Health Organization (WHO) traditional Chinese acupuncture “maps out the subtle networks and interrelationships that reveal our bodies to be dynamic, cellular ecosystems.”  Life energy,...
Why do we use Steroids Steroids are drugs designed to improve physical appearance and stamina. People in search of the perfect body can easily become addicted to steroids and see them as the only way to create the perfect body image. Why do we use steroids and see them as essential in our quest to have the best body ever. Although...

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