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What Treatment Can Learn from Drug Prevention Programs

June 4, 2015

We can learn a lot about addiction and recovery from our current fare of drug prevention programs. Here are some statistics:  According to a 2007 published survey by the Government of Canada, most Canadian youth,
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Research: Teachers More Effective in Reducing Teen Drinking

March 29, 2013

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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Learning about Recovery from Drug Prevention Programs

July 8, 2010

By Geoff Thompson, MA, CCC Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center We can learn a lot about addiction and recovery from our current fare of drug prevention programs. Here are some statistics: According to a
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Signs You’ve Internalized the Stigma of Addiction and 3 Ways to get Past it

August 5, 2009

Society’s Role in the Stigma of Addiction Many addiction experts believe that one of the greatest barriers to recovery is clients’ internalized the stigma of addiction. In other words, clients think of themselves as ‘failures’, ‘diseased’,
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This Baffling Thing Called Addiction

October 31, 2008

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC William R. Miller, a world-renowned addiction expert, told us in 2006, “Addiction is not well understood.” Miller’s comment seems almost bizarre considering all the money and effort invested in cleaning
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