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23 Aug
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 [...]
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29 May
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 [...]
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06 Mar
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 [...]
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13 Jan
Signs of Drug Addiction You Can Detect Instantly The signs of drug addiction aren't as obvious as most people think; millions of people around the world struggle with addiction while hiding it from their friends, family and coworkers.Do you suspect someone you know has a drug addiction? Maybe it's your best friend, your spouse, or even your parent. Or maybe you're worried that you have a problem. Often times, people who start using drugs recreationally discover that [...]
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10 Jan
Can I Treat Myself, Or Do I Go To Rehab For Drug Addiction? One of the biggest questions someone who wants to quit using drugs has is "How can a rehab treat drug addiction?" Some people feel too far gone. Others have seen friends and family go through rehab only to relapse and think it's pointless. Recovery is never beyond redemption; you can find a rehab that offers professional treatments for specific drug addictions and that can assist during withdrawals to get you [...]
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19 Dec
Types of Drug Addiction Treatments That Work There are many types of drug addiction treatments to consider when seeking help. Recovery isn't a straight shot and no one's path to sobriety is the same. Researching the types of drug addiction treatments makes the process less scary. It lets you know what to expect, but it also helps you decide what you need. When you are familiar with different types of treatment programs, you can tailor your approach [...]
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24 Nov
Effects of Alcohol – Some Are Not As Shocking Drinking is a large part of many cultures around the world. The taste is a factor many people like, but it's the effects of alcohol on the drinker that make it so popular. It's okay to drink responsibly once and awhile. But it's easy for things to get out of hand. A 2013 study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that Canadians drink 50 percent more than [...]
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08 Sep
How To Help An Alcoholic Quit It And Get Better? | CCFA The second most common question asked aside from "How do I stop drinking?" is "How do I help someone stop drinking?" Unfortunately, there are no cut-and-dry answers for either of these questions. Every alcoholic is different; not just in how they developed their problem but also in their drinking habits, the extent of their addiction, how well they hide it, and of course, how deeply it impacts others around them. [...]
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25 May
7 Signs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace For many people, the casual use of certain substances, like alcohol or drugs, becomes a serious problem because of one thing -- denial. The refusal to acknowledge a chemical dependency can lead to reckless abuse, the effects of which spill over into the other areas of a user's life. Most notably, their relationships and jobs. Substance abuse in the workplace is quite commonplace, and rampant but if it cannot be seen, [...]
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10 Jan
7 Reasons Why People Abuse Drugs Why do people use drugs?We usually attribute losing control due to one’s dependence on a substance to weakness. But the real reasons why do people use drugs (and abuse) are far more complex. Beyond the moralistic explanation, there is a deep need to understand reasons people start taking drugs . Here are some of the possible reasons why people become addicted to drugs. 1. Addiction As a Result of [...]
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