Category: School

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Mental Health | School | Stress

Back to School: Student Mental Health & Addictions

With school back in order, it is an excellent time to bring up reminders about drugs and alcohol, their safe and healthy use, and how to be self-reflective of problematic behaviours. Whether it’s middle school,

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Mental Health Services for Post-Secondary Students

Recently, I’ve been reading many news stories on the addition of mental health programs in colleges in universities. I love it! Universities are a Hotspot for Stress & Anxiety            

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | School

Collegiate Addiction Recovery Programs Help Build Confidence & Self-efficacy

As a society, we value education. We want kids to graduate high-school and we want them to pursue a career through post-secondary education. That can mean college, trade school, art school, university and many others.

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Addiction Research & Theories | Drug & Alcohol Education | Prevention | School

Research: Teachers More Effective in Reducing Teen Drinking

New research is providing further support for scrapping the ineffective Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) prevention program. In the study, led by clinical psychologist Patricia Conrod, teacher-led interventions with teenage problem drinkers were found to be significantly more effective

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Drug & Alcohol Education | School | Self-Care

St. Patrick’s Day & Celebratory Drinking

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I can already picture it; green beer, packed pubs, leprechaun hats, and severely intoxicated 20- and 30-something-year olds. Originally a cultural and religious holiday recognizing Saint Patrick,

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Drug Prevention | School

Truth or D.A.R.E? The reality of school drug prevention programs

What is DARE? DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It was developed in 1983 in San Francisco, California to bring police officers in one hour/week for one semester at participating schools. Officers provided information

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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