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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part I

It’s not how much you use, it’s what happens when you use.

Grandma doesn’t drink much. She only has a glass of champagne every New Year’s Eve, as a matter of fact. 865 more words

Mental Health

The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal - Vox

The evidence is quite surprising. Check it out!

via The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal – Vox.

Surely consuming alcohol in moderation is not the same as consuming… 7 more words


How Dare You CAll Me An Addict? II


Drug and substance abuse

Right off the bat if we are being sincere here, most of us may have used a drug to achieve an effect it was not designed or intended for. 861 more words



Eliza is a twenty-eight year old Aboriginal mother of three children, all of whom are in out of home care.  She sees the children twice a week. 349 more words


How dare you call me an addict ? Part I

That thin line between abuse and addiction

In a previous post I gave a brief description of what the word “abuse” means. In this article we take a look at the differences between abuse and addiction. 757 more words


The Week with Chad

Names have been changed.

Abstinence is the first, and often the least difficult step in the journey to recovery from drug and/or substance dependence. Psychosocial rehabilitation focusses on behaviour modification, learning new coping strategies when stress and anxiety are overwhelming as well as coming to terms with having to disassociate from friends still engaged in drug using activities. 669 more words


The Struggle of Single Mums

Linda Stewart

Life as a single mother is tough.  I do not say that as someone who has had to struggle to parent my children alone, but as someone who has seen the struggle of mothers who care for their children.   1,018 more words

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