The Indigenous File
Community
By Raymond Viger I travelled the 14 communities To help out a bit, or to try to forget I travelled the 14 communities To forget the dark years When they tried to assimilate you To get you to forget your …
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 …
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 …
My Legal Drugs (Part I)
Addiction
I consider myself a manic-depressive. I haven’t been diagnosed as such, so I’m not on any medication. By Raymond Viger Medication can be an important thing to stabilize your life. But until now, I’ve passed on all that. My life …
Junkies: Staying to Save a Life
Addiction
“In the milieu, when there’s an overdose, most people save their own skins and run. Because they have criminal records, arrest warrants, they’re drug dealers or they have drugs on them.” By Mélina Soucy That, according to Julie (not her …
The Good Samaritan Law
Addiction
Did you know that since May 4th, 2017, you can benefit from judicial protection if you phone 911 to come to someone’s aid? By Mélina Soucy In response to the number of deaths caused by opioids like fentanyl, the federal …