From Dropout to Motivator (Part I)
Addiction
“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 …
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 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 …
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 …
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 …