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17 Oct
Mental Health in the Workplace: do corporations take it seriously? Mental health issues have a huge impact on our society. The implications can affect our social services, health care system and even the economy. People who suffer from mental illness in the workplace are often less productive and have a hard time focusing on the task at hand. This can cause mistakes to happen, which in turn can be harmful to the entire organization. Often, people who suffer from mental [...]
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16 Oct
Traversing The Socioeconomics Of Addiction Many forms of addiction start as a means to escape the psychological and socioeconomic costs of poverty. For the financially fortunate, addiction acts as a medium for self-fulfillment and instant gratification. Addicts, when intoxicated with their substance of preference, think that only they are affected on a personal level. But substance abuse has significant direct and indirect costs, not just for the individual, but also for the family, the [...]
Addiction Problem, Behavioural Addiction, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Gambling Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Prescription Drug Addiction, Recreational Drug Addiction, Socioeconomic Status Read More
11 Oct
How Popular Entertainment Glorifies Substance Abuse An Exploration of Substance Use and Addiction in Mainstream Media The average North American adult is exposed to an incredible amount of imagery during a normal day. Digital marketing experts suggest that most people in the United States have media exposure to approximately 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements per day. This is just advertisements. When we begin to consider the amount of general visual and auditory inputs we hear [...]
Addiction Problem, Alcohol Abuse, Children, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Media, Recreational Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, Teenage Addiction, Youth Read More
10 Oct
Wait Time Challenges: How To Cope While You Wait For A Rehab Spot When an addict is ready to take a step towards recovery, it is important that they act fast, as that thought can be changed very quickly. Most addicts have to struggle for a long time before accepting that they need help, so if they are seeking a substance abuse treatment program, the faster they can get into that program, the more likely it will be that they actually attend. The [...]
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04 Oct
Talking To Children About Addiction And Mental Illness Overview The relationship between mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol is a complex one that has received a great deal of attention in recent years as a public health issue. Research consistently finds a correlation between substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental illness, with drug and alcohol abuse being more prevalent among individuals with mental health conditions. Determining whether a mental health condition leads directly to substance abuse [...]
Addiction Problem, Children, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Family, For Loved One, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Teenage Addiction, Youth Read More
02 Oct
When One Is Not Enough: The Menace Of Doctor Shopping When people mention shopping addicts or shopaholics, they usually refer to those who compulsively buy products or services, never doctors. But there is such a thing as ‘doctor shopping’. Sadly, there is not yet any equivalent addiction treatment program, like Shopaholics Anonymous, for this type of addictive behavior. What is doctor shopping? Also known as ‘double doctoring’, this phenomenon of many themes is the practice of seeing multiple treatment providers [...]
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30 Sep
Nicotine Addiction: Why Is It So Hard To Quit Smoking? According to a 2018 Canadian Community Health Survey, almost 11% of Canadians smoke cigarettes each day. Another 5% identify as occasional smokers, and a little over 21% used to smoke every day but have since given it up. Of everyone who has smoked at least one whole cigarette during their lifetime (roughly half of the Canadian population aged 12 and older), roughly three quarters have, at some point, been daily [...]
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27 Sep
How Household Products Can Become Abused Substances Overview Society’s understanding of addiction implies a reliance on alcohol, or drugs like marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, or Ecstasy. A quick look around any home, however, will reveal a host of everyday household items that have the same potential for abuse as drugs and alcohol. Ingesting everyday items such as glue, aerosol cleaning fluids, whipped cream, moth balls, nutmeg, bath salts, hand sanitizer and over the counter medications, like [...]
Addiction Problem, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Inhalants, OTC Medication, Over-The-Counter Medication, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Read More
20 Sep
The Price Of Luck: Examining The Draw Of Pathological Gambling There was a man in England who was so frustrated with his life that he cashed in everything he owned for £70,000, bought a one-way ticket to Las Vegas, and bet all of his money on one colour in roulette. He won, and it changed his life for the better. On the flip side, Justyn Rees Larcombe, a former major in the British army, lost an almost perfect life [...]
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13 Sep
Addiction In The LGBTQ Community LGBTQ Individuals Tell Their Stories When Joan was an adolescent, she knew that she did not want a heterosexual relationship. From a very early age she felt that she was a lesbian, although at the time she did not have a word for it. Despite having a loving relationship with her mother, she was scared to reveal that she was a lesbian woman: she feared that she would encounter homophobia [...]
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