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Peace

"May today there be peace within.May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the...

“The Downside of High” by CBC’s David Suzuki

Teenagers who start smoking marijuana before the age of sixteen are four times more likely to become schizophrenic. That's the startling conclusion of some of the world's top schizophrenia experts, whose research is featured in the new documentary The Downside of High. The scientists' groundbreaking work on...

Auricular Therapy for Treating Substance Abuse

Auricular Therapy or acupuncture of the ear is a way to treat the entire body with acupuncture points located on the ear. This alternative medicine therapy mobilizes endorphins and enkaphlins opioid peptides, increases serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitters, and increases levels of substance P and cholecystokinin (CCK). ...

Travel Light

"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiven, selfishness and fear."...

Why people go to see a counsellor

Many people become counseling clients because, either in their own eyes, or in the eyes of others, they are involved in problem situations they are not handling well. These clients need ways of dealing with, solving and transcending their issues. In other words, they want...

My need to vent….

Is it just me, or has anyone else in Canada noticed the absence of government support for successful substance abuse and addiction rehabilitation centres in Canada? Living here in Alberta, I am sickened and saddened by our governments, both Provincial and Federal, lack in recognizing the...

My Turning Point with Effexor

I am writing this not to persuade or to dissuade anyone from taking or not taking any prescription medications. It is purely my experience with the prescription drug Venlaflaxine (Effexor) and I believe that the more knowledge one has, the more informed decision they are able...

Is addiction to alcohol or drugs a disease?

by Maxwell CynnIt has become an accepted, and commonly held, belief that addiction to drugs and alcohol, or any number of other addictions, is a "disease". Addicts, and their families, are convinced that they are suffering from an affliction for which there is no known...