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13 Jun
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 [...]
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29 May
Advocating for Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace caption id="attachment_86288" align="alignleft" width="335"] Karman Sandhu & Seth Fletcher[/caption]To 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 [...]
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13 Mar
This teen died in Ottawa as a result of the Opioid crisis caption id="attachment_86252" align="alignright" width="423"] Chloe Kotval (Image courtesy: Neville Kotval to the CBC)[/caption]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 [...]
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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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01 Mar
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 [...]
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19 Jan
Signs Of Drug Addiction Withdrawals That Are Easy To Identify What is withdrawal? Drug withdrawal is a series of symptoms that drug addicts may experience during the initial part of recovery known as detox. The drug withdrawal meaning stems from the physical and emotional cravings that an addict experiences as their drug of choice leaves their system.Being a drug addict fills a person with many fears and doubts about the future; one of the biggest is about how painful [...]
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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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06 Jan
Benefits of Rehab Away From Home Once you make the decision to stop using drugs, there are many things to consider. Benefits of rehab away from homeDeciding whether you should stay locally or travel away from home is a primary concern. And although staying close to home may sound like the best idea, there are also some strong benefits of rehab away from home. The Out of Sight FactorOne of the most important benefits of rehab [...]
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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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