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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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Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues

October 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues)

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people first media mixcloudTrans youth report significant stress and mental health challenges, a profound lack of safety in navigating their daily lives, barriers to supportive health care, and worrying rates of poverty. Yet, there is immense hope.

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Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care

June 6th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care)

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pfr-banner-post-1Primary health care delivered with understanding and compassion for people who use drugs is the focus of a new Greater Victoria patient-oriented research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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#MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day

March 28th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on #MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day)

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picture 744bpfr-banner-post-1The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. This year’s theme is having #bipolar gives me strength to follow my passions

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