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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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Annual Eating Disorders Awareness campaigns launch February 1st

January 30th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | people first media - (Comments Off on Annual Eating Disorders Awareness campaigns launch February 1st)

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picture 788bpeople first media mixcloudAnnual Eating Disorders Awareness campaigns are launched across Canada during the first week of February. British Columbia’s campaign will focus on orthorexia — an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating

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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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