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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...

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....

Have you got ” Habitude ” in your life?

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ( author unknown) Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules. The first set of...

How To Be Happy

The following "how to be happy" list is found in Bormans' book " The World of Happiness" 1. Accept what you have.2. Enjoy what you do.3. Live for today.4. Choose happiness.5. Relationships.6. Stay busy.7. Don't compare.8. Be yourself.9. Stop worrying.10. Get organized.11. Think positive.12. Value happiness....

Alcohol problems not uncommon among surgeons: study

Feb 23 (Reuters) - About 15 percent of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems, a rate that is somewhat higher than the general population, according to a U.S. study.Researchers, who published their findings in the Archives of Surgery, also said that surgeons who showed...

Teen drinking: What’s a parent to do?

A week after Chris Skinner died of alcohol poisoning, a group of his grieving classmates planned to honour his memory by getting drunk to carry on his legacy.Flamborough mother Penny Deathe was stunned when she heard of the teens’ plans second-hand. If the death of...