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” Infidelity: by him or by her ” By Nigel Turner

 These incidences cause more bitterness than most topics in anger management which is not surprising as it goes so deep and to the core of a person’s self worth. The pain is real. There are no soft words that will take the edge off. Time...

In the cycle of abuse why does she stay on? By Nigel Turner

 People are often puzzled when they a wife who is being abused stays on in the relationship. “Why doesn’t she leave him?” is the obvious question. Why indeed, statistics indicate that there have been at least fourteen previous abusive incidents before the woman will call...

Self talk and anger By Nigel Turner

 The real source of calm or anger is what you say to yourself in your head. Whatever is happening on the outside , there is an initial reaction inside your head that may or may not be expressed. When you look or listen to what...

Patients who use anti-depressants are more likely to suffer relapse

Patients who use anti-depressants are much more likely to suffer relapses of major depression than those who use no medication at all, concludes a McMaster researcher.In a paper that is likely to ignite new controversy in the hotly debated field of depression and medication, evolutionary psychologist...

Why Punish Pain?

 by  Gabor MateA hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.The early 19th-century literary figure Thomas de Quincey was an opium user. “The subtle powers lodged in this mighty drug,” he enthused,“tranquilize all irritations of the nervous system … stimulate the capacities...

Time Bomb- by “The Fifth Estate”

 It was touted as a miracle pill: a narcotic pain reliever that could change the lives of people suffering from chronic pain, but with little -- so its maker claimed, and thousands of doctors believed -- risk of addiction. Since OxyContin was introduced in 1996, Canada...

CUP Of “T”

On a daily basis I am asked questions about Addiction. With so much information out there, it can still be very confusing for one to find an answer that fits their specific question.  Sometimes these questions come from family members, concerned friends, employers, fellow employees, Physicians’,...

“Gratitude”

  GRATITUDE by Brenda HerzogI am going to put gratitude,in my attitude.He took away my tears,took away my pain,took away my fears,and made me smile again.I am going to put gratitude,fill right up with gratitude.I'm going to put gratitudein my attitude.He restored my soul,made me walk...

Make the Turn

By Tammy Francoeur, Director of Peer SupportMany a times we find ourselves right in the middle of a storm. We see that very little is working in our favour.We are stuck. We see our loved ones and near ones are growing apprehensive about our actions....