Addiction: a Burden on Children
Addiction
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.” …
Ariel Past and Present
Addiction
The goal of Humain Avant Tout (human above all) is 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 …
The SAQ for Children
Addiction
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” …
Inside an Addict’s Mind
Addiction
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 …
Isolation Kills Men
Addiction
There is nothing new under the sun: boys have always learned to repress their emotions in order to live up to gender stereotypes. “A boy never cries. Be strong!” is an example given by journalist Liz Plank in her book …
Living with Depression
Addiction
Sophie is disinterested with all that surrounds her. She doesn’t want to go out with her friends. All she wants to do is sleep all day. Let’s face it, Sophie is sad. By Delphine Caubet Her doctor diagnoses her as …
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 …