What is Harm Reduction?

What is Harm Reduction?

What is Harm Reduction? “Canada currently finds itself at the intersection of two historic social phenomena with massive implications for public health. First, after decades of restricting public access to marijuana, on Oct. 17, Canada became the first major...
Why is addiction on the rise?

Why is addiction on the rise?

Why is addiction on the rise? Access is a real game changer! “Food, sex, gambling and drugs – availability these days is much greater than it was in the past. All these factors combine in complex ways – and I’m sure we don’t understand them all – to increase the...
Guilt vs Shame

Guilt vs Shame

Guilt vs Shame “Shame on you. These three simple words can have devastating effect on an individual’s psyche.” https://tinyurl.com/ycuy2qv5 Shame and guilt, what’s the difference? I used to argue with my partner about using shame and guilt to direct the kids....
Recovery & Relapse

Recovery & Relapse

Recovery & Relapse “We started a group called ‘Moms Stop the Harm’ and we want to change how people view addiction. Not as a crime, but as a health and human rights issue.” Petra, ‘Moms Stop the Harm’ https://tinyurl.com/y5emxkf5 Petra believes that her son would...
I am not addicted!

I am not addicted!

I’m not an addict, I’m just experimenting, exploring my higher consciousness! I’m not an alcoholic, I just like to drink, it makes me feel good, it brings out the best in me! Following childhood, as we move from being a playful participant to an active contributor, we...