Stress and Distress
Addiction
Among the factors that accelerate the aging process, we find stress. By Raymond Viger Studies present stress in different forms and in different contexts. We say that students are stressed. Men are too. Parents are stressed. Women too… everyone is …
Students in Distress (Part II)
Addiction
Stress, anxiety, depression… The life of a student isn’t all rest and relaxation. Their mental health can be precarious. It’s a phenomenon that worries professors and doctors more and more. It’s talked about a lot in universities, and elsewhere. By …
Coping with Stress
Addiction
Stress is a sneaky, insidious force that weaves its web inside your mind until all you see are shades of black. By Raymond Viger How we escape stress can cause us even more harm: alcohol, drugs, escapism… But not all …
Understanding PTSD
Addiction
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, happens after a traumatic event which has put the sufferer’s physical life or physical integrity under threat. By Delphine Caubet During this traumatic event, the person has experienced feelings of extreme fear and powerlessness. The …
Street Fentanyl
Addiction
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that can be fatal if used without medical supervision. It is 100 times more powerful than morphine, and can easily cause an overdose. When sold on the street it is odorless and colorless. It is …
Safe Injection Sites: Why Bother?
Addiction
Montreal has set up its first two supervised injection sites (SIS) for intravenous drug users. But some people ask, “Why bother?” By Raymond Viger After all, we’re talking junkies here. If they want to kill themselves with drugs and pass …