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Can Rehab Help Your DUI Court Case? As an addiction counsellor, I’ve had a great number of clients who have reached out for help because they were experiencing legal issues and facing court charges. The majority of these legal issues resulted from actions that were committed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In many cases these actions are not representative of the person's true values nor consistent with their ordinary manner of conduct. These [...] — Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse & Drug AddictionRead More
Educator’s Guide To Substance Abuse Education Drug education in the classroom can be a very important protective factor when it comes to helping youth make healthy decisions when it comes to substance related decisions. For teachers, this requires honest and factual dialogue for this education to be effective. The environment that the teachers create must be supportive. Having an environment that youth can feel comfortable expressing themselves in can increase information preservation.In the classroom setting, [...] — Addiction Problem, Addiction Research, For Loved One, Substance AbuseRead More
How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs With back to school just around the corner and the opioid crisis resulting in a record number of overdoses and emergency room visits, now is as good a time as any to open, or reopen, the dialogue of how to talk to your kids about drugs. Which communication approaches work and which do not work when engaging in conversations with our kids about substances? Why do people use substances?When [...] — Addiction Problem, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, For EmployeeRead More
Turn The Tables On Opioid Crisis In Toronto With the term “Opioid Crisis” proliferating over traditional and digital medias on an almost daily basis, the call for immediate action is now. Toronto hospitals experienced the highest number of drug related emergency room visits of the year last week, and it is becoming abundantly clear that what ever is being done currently is clearly not working. It is in difficult times that solutions to complex and widespread problems and [...] — Addiction Research, Canadian Centre for AddictionsRead More
Participating In The 12th Annual Walk For Mental Health Awareness On June 10, 2017, we had the opportunity to gather with community residents and government officials to participate in Durham Region’s 12th annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness. Our very own Jim McKenny (recovery coach, former Toronto Maple Leaf) was the emcee of the event, and I assisted where I could.[rev_slider durham-walk]In an effort to promote positive mental health, the event’s message was to “let people [...] — Canadian Centre for AddictionsRead More
Advocating for Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace Karman Sandhu & Seth FletcherTo highlight the New Workplace, The Workplace Safety & Prevention Services had it’s Partners in Prevention Conference & Trade Show on May 2 and 3rd at the International Centre in Mississauga. The purpose of this show was to communicate and bring awareness of any health or safety concerns that employers and employees face on a daily basis at work. With new Cannabis legislation expected in [...] — Canadian Centre for Addictions, For EmployeeRead More
This teen died in Ottawa as a result of the Opioid crisis Chloe Kotval (Image courtesy: Neville Kotval to the CBC)With the Valentine’s Day death of 14-year-old Chloe Kotval or the December 31st death of 18-year-old Teslin Russell still stinging in the collective hearts of parents in the nations’ capital; what remains painstakingly obvious is that the opioid crisis in this country is showing no signs of decreasing. Opioid use, misuse and abuse is killing Canadians. They are easily accessible. [...] — Addiction Problem, Drug Use, For Loved OneRead More
Drug Testing In This Transit Agency Last week the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) filed documents to further the Transit Agency’s plan to implement random alcohol and drug testing for its employees.The union which represents TTC workers is vehemently opposed to this protocol.Herein lies the conundrum. The Union states that TTC employees should not have to prove that they are not using substances, and such testing should be the result of incident or behaviour [...] — Canadian Centre for Addictions, For EmployeeRead More
Crystal Meth And The Classroom Earlier this month, a Mississauga teacher was suspended for facilitating a drama activity wherein his 13-year-old students were provided with a list of ingredients for how to make Crystal Meth. The assignment materials instructed students through the recipe to not only make Crystal Meth but included a detailed manual as to how to inject meth with a syringe. Students were then encouraged to role play injecting the drug and were [...] — Addiction ResearchRead More
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