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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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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events | people first media - (Comments Off on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th)

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people first media mixcloudThe 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women November 25th and ends on International Human Rights Day December 10th

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Award-winning filmmaker brings compelling harm reduction stories to Nanaimo

September 29th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Award-winning filmmaker brings compelling harm reduction stories to Nanaimo)

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picture 766people first media mixcloudHarm reduction remains unknown to most North Americans, despite affecting millions. Like the film’s subjects, its non-judgmental approach to health care has often been ignored, or hidden in plain sight

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