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Moms, families: End the failed war on drugs, which is a war on the people we love

February 14th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Moms, families: End the failed war on drugs, which is a war on the people we love)

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people first media mixcloudA network of Canadian mothers and families whose loved ones have died due to substance use, or hope for recovery, envision a new approach based on reducing harm, where people who use drugs are treated with respect, compassion and support

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Land-based service delivery models can enhance hope, belonging, meaning, purpose

February 13th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Land-based service delivery models can enhance hope, belonging, meaning, purpose)

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people first media mixcloudThe Thunderbird Partnership Foundation is educating Canadians about the importance of land-based service delivery models and the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum in providing mental health services–and preparing for and responding to crises–in First Nations

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12 step recovery programs can help some, but not all, recover from addictions

January 22nd, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on 12 step recovery programs can help some, but not all, recover from addictions)

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Although the 12-step approach to recovery from alcoholism and addiction can be beneficial for some people, not everyone is comfortable with some of the more spiritual aspects of the programs

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Mike Pond on harm reduction in the treatment of alcohol addiction

January 22nd, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Mike Pond on harm reduction in the treatment of alcohol addiction)

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people first media mixcloudThirty years of professional practice, combined with his own life-threatening battle with alcohol, convinced Michael Pond that harm reduction, “any positive change,” offers clients the best chance at beating addictions

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“I’m proud to say I’m a woman in long-term recovery”

January 21st, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on “I’m proud to say I’m a woman in long-term recovery”)

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people first media mixcloudAnn Dowsett-Johnston, journalist and author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, says that there are three main factors that influence how people drink: marketing, pricing and accessibility

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Gender-based analysis of drinking behaviours among university students

January 21st, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Gender-based analysis of drinking behaviours among university students)

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picture 769people first media mixcloudSocial expectations of what male and female students should or should not do with respect to their own gender identities and gender relations directly affects their drinking patterns and health seeking behaviours

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