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  1. Co-existing Problems

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets A co-existing problem occurs when we have a mental health problem and at the same time, use substances in ways that could result in significant harm. It is not known how many people experience this dual p ...

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  2. Visions- Alcohol

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 9 (2006) Alcohol is one of our society's most accepted drugs, and yet its influences can be devastating. This edition of Visions looks at alcohol use and its personal, social and economic impacts and its effects on mental and physic ...

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  3. Visions- Concurrent Disorders

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    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 1 (2004) This issue of Visions—our largest ever, at 60 pages—explores the theme of co-existing mental health and alcohol/drug use problems from a number of different angles and includes personal stories, approaches and models, regional p ...

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  4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use

    [Visions Article]

    Nichole Fairbrother, PhD Reprinted from "Concurrent Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2004, 2 (1), pp. 27-29 Sadly, many people are exposed to traumatic events such as a motor vehicle accident, rape, assault or other violent crimes, or to nat ...

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  5. Believing in Hope Again

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    Overcoming depression and alcohol addiction in a relationship Violeta & Frank Reprinted from "Couples" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 10 (4), p. 14 In the beginning Violeta: I met Frank nine years ago, when he was working and travelling in ...

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  6. Alcohol Treatments

    [Visions Article]

    What does the evidence tell us? Chantele Joordens, MSc Reprinted from "Treatments: What Works?" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 11 (1), pp. 23-25 A journal article by leading researchers on alcohol and public health estimates that 4% of the worl ...

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  7. Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    [Visions Article]

    It is not an unfamiliar story: a 16-year-old student who had previously been doing well in school is now struggling. Once friendly and open with her family, she has become withdrawn. She has been staying away from home, preferring to spend time alone or w ...

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  8. Visions- Cannabis

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 4 (2009) This issue of Visions examines the controversial role of cannabis in society, both on its own as a substance and in the broader context of mental health. You will read many different perspectives on cannabis use and supporting r ...

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  9. Visions- Tobacco

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 4 (2007) While smoking is known to cause death and disease, what may be lesser known is the degree to which it affects the lives of people with mental illness and addictions, who are overrepresented in the smoking population. This issue ...

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