A New Outlook on the Opioid Crisis

A New Outlook on the Opioid Crisis It would appear that the opiate crisis can be read, heard, and watched at every turn. How is it that suddenly in this day and age of knowledge we, as a civilization, are plagued with such a life-killing substance? For all intents and purposes, one could easily state that this just came about through various haphazard circumstances. Yet when one looks closer at the sequence of events there is a very different aspect to this “opioid crisis”.   Substance abuse has been around man’s evolution since the first hunter-gatherers. Over time certain substances became more desirable than others. As can be seen in a shaman’s medical application or a priest’s religious use. Yet in our present society, we find these mind-altering substances being used recreationally. People intentionally attempting to alter their present state of mind and body. And yet when asked about their reasons, very few can give a precise response as to their motives for...
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A comment on marijuana legalisation

A comment on marijuana legalisation As many of you are aware the Canadian government has agreed to legalize marijuana. Subsequently, it has caused much controversy by a wide variety of organisations. From school boards to health care providers to human resources to insurance companies and drug rehab centers just to name a few. All have a say in this complex issue.   Though there are limited benefits to the legalisation of marijuana, it is a matter of time before this solution starts generating new problems. In fact, this is exactly what it’s doing. Many of the above-mentioned interest groups are concerned about the ways this law will affect their ability to control their respective areas. Pot is a mind-altering substance, if you are unsure about this then smoking a joint will change your mind. You will feel and act differently than prior to the joint.   There are so many questions to be answered. What about the addiction treatment facility that deals with people struggling...
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Is your child drug-free for school?

Is your child drug free for school? As summer winds through to its end are you certain your son or daughter is drug or alcohol free for their next school year? There are ways to determine if this is not the case and options to handle before school begins and save the study year. One of the main indicators that possible drug use is out of control is that your family member has become distant. Apart of the possibility of asserting their independence, they are less present at family gatherings, giving odd reason or being vague about why they cannot be present or simply being defensive at the idea of spending quality time with the family. This can be a sign of hidden activities, that your son or daughter know very well you would disapprove of, and they are ashamed to admit to it.   Another observation that there may be drug abuse is physical changes, such as noticeable loss of weight. Usually...
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What is summertime addiction?

What is summertime addiction? Help is available right now for your child’s drug addiction just call 1-888-488-8434.   We often hear parents of youths near the end of their high school years planning the summer time vacation with the whole family at the cottage or the lake or even just a road trip to Disney or water parks. No matter the destination, you can envision the whole family together laughing and having a good time.   But this year something is different, the little kids are not so little anymore. Your vacation plans are being hindered and have less appeal to your kids. Their friends are staying in town, getting summer jobs, others just want to “hang out”. Your son or daughter may begin to say things like “again! We have been there so many times” or “there’s nothing to do at the cottage, it’s boring”. These comments and similar remarks are signs of self-expression, your son or daughter are asserting their self-determinism and independence,...
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The Happy Sadness of the Holiday Season

The Happy Sadness of the Holiday Season Woke up one morning and it was a beautiful December morning with the sun shining and a light flurry. From the window I could see it was going to be a good day. I got ready for work and step out into the brisk wintry day, I was happy that I took the time to pick up a nice gift for the office party. In fact I was sure that the co-worker I had chosen for the gift exchange would be very pleased to have this gift.   As I entered the office you could feel the excitement in the room and everyone was dress up for this evening’s event. As the day wore on the buzz got more intense, you could see that all the employees were just as excited as I was to get together and just have a good time. When 5 o’clock arrived people began to exit and head out to the rental...
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New government, Legalizing Pot

New government, Legalizing Pot Well here we stand in 2015 with a new liberal government to guide the Canadian people to wealthier, healthier and more productive lives. At least this is what the campaign of the elected candidate has told us. But how factual are those statements made by our newly appointed Prime Minister. I cannot speak for the wealthier nor the more productive but as for the healthier this is an area that I can give an opinion. The new Prime Minister made his intent clear on legalizing Pot.     Legalizing Pot It has been a long time in the making that Canadians want to follow in the footsteps of our American counter-parts. The debates on legalizing Pot are just a few step away from approval. But this only means it will cut down dramatically on the cost of arresting someone with two joints in their pocket.   Legalization of Pot does not mean you can simply stand around a corner and smoke an ounce...
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