Getting Off the Streets

01/28/2022 The Social Eyes 0

A former addict talks to us about his tumultuous journey, starting when he was a pre-teenager and began using drugs, to his time homeless on the streets, to the present, on the eve of his 30th birthday. A look at drugs by a graffiti artist […] See more

From Dropout to Motivator (Part II)

01/10/2022 The Social Eyes 0

“My thing I’m proudest of is that I chose to build my life rather than destroy it,” says Nicolas Legault. At 35, this young man had some difficult challenges to overcome before realizing that a positive, perseverant attitude would lead him not only to go […] See more

From Dropout to Motivator (Part I)

12/28/2021 The Social Eyes 0

“My thing I’m proudest of is that I chose to build my life rather than destroy it,” says Nicolas Legault. At 35, this young man had some difficult challenges to overcome before realizing that a positive, perseverant attitude would lead him not only to go […] See more

Addiction: a Burden on Children

11/24/2021 Delphine Caubet 0

This week (November 21 – 27) is National Addictions Awareness Week. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is posting a different article each day on a different topic to mark the occasion. Today’s topic is “Adverse Childhood Experiences.” Below, an article of ours […] See more

Ariel Past and Present

11/08/2021 The Social Eyes 0

The goals of Humain Avant Tout (human above all) are to reduce the taboos attached to mental health, to break their isolation, to provide hope and motivate people to ask for help. The organization publicizes the testimonies of people who have experienced or who are experiencing […] See more

The SAQ for Children

10/17/2021 Raymond Viger 0

I line up at a branch of the SAQ, the Quebec Liquor Commission. I am getting our order for our concert venue, Bistro le Ste-Cath. By Raymond Viger  Waiting my turn at the cash, I look at all the “cuties” being offered to me. Let […] See more

Toxic Psychosis in Mexico

09/27/2021 The Social Eyes 0

A First-Person Account by Gabriel Julien I did a lot of drugs when I was a teen, and it made my mental health fragile. In 2007, I was on the French language TV reality show Occupation Double. In 2009, I was called in to do […] See more

Inside an Addict’s Mind

08/29/2021 Delphine Caubet 0

Can someone ever stop being an addict? Can a former addict limit their drug taking to simply recreational use? After you’ve stopped using, do you spend the rest of your life still craving your drug? By Delphine Caubet I met with Sylvain, a former addict […] See more