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
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
Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse – 5 Signs Teen drug and alcohol abuse is a dangerous arena, whether you admit it or not. Stories of teens abusing drugs and alcohol are common. Perhaps you’ve even thought, “My child wouldn’t do that!” You might even feel that dabbling with drugs and alcohol as a teen is “normal” behaviour that is simply unavoidable. After all, you survived, right? Summer 2016 is fast approaching, along with all the music [...] — Addiction Problem, For Loved OneRead More
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