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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Canada Health Care; Get in Line Option

Canada Health Care If one wishes to understand what the problem is with helping drug addicts from all walks of life in Canada it’s best to start with knowing what our healthcare system is. In Canada we have a group of “socialized” health insurance plans, these are intended to provide coverage to ALL Canadians. The administration of this system is ran on a provincial and territorial basis, publicly funded and handled with guidelines as established by the federal government. Interesting enough under this care system, each citizen is provided medical treatment and preventive care by primary physicians, including access to hospitals, surgery and other medical services. All Canadians qualify for health coverage, despite their medical history, income or lifestyle. As taken off of Health Canada’s own website page on their “mission and vision”: “Health Canada is committed to improving the lives of all of Canada’s people and to making this country's population among the healthiest in the world as measured by longevity, lifestyle...
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Back to school; straight or high

Back to school; straight or high To receive help immediately with your addiction problem or that of someone close to you call 1-888-488-8434 and speak with one of our addiction referral & consultation counselors. Summer Break As school approaches closer and closer, do you know what your son or daughter has been doing during their summer break? Many young adults when their past school year is ended will get summer jobs, apply for college or university and you as the parent are always proud to know your child is seeking higher education. But what was going on during their summer time? Who were they hanging with? Some of these questions can be answered with observation. For example, If you have noticed your son or daughter has mood shifts, one day or two being all nice and chatty than suddenly they’re withdrawn or snappy, maybe they began to not be as communicative with you, or are showing signs sneaking in and out, secretive about their...
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