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  1. From Grief to Action’s Coping Kit

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      PDF | More info sheets When Addiction Hits Home A toolkit by From Grief to Action This toolkit is for parents or caregivers who are dealing with a son or daughter’s substance use. It’s a helpful tool whether you’re concerned about a loved one’s early, e ...

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  2. You and Substance Use

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      PDF | Next section Stuff to think about...and ways to make changes Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Substance use is part of the human experience......That is, people around the world have been using tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and ...

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  3. Making Healthier Choices about Substance Use

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      More Info Sheets Whenever we choose to use substances, it is helpful to know what steps we can take to ensure that our use is the least harmful possible. Most of us use substances in ways that carry minimal risk. But sometimes we may get distracted or l ...

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  4. Substance Use and Young People

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    PDF Version   PDF | More workbooks A Guide for Families and Their Caring Communities Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Introduction It is natural for families and caring communities to want to know why young people use substances. Th ...

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  5. Screening Self-Tests

    Screening self-tests are tools that help you look at your mental health or wellness. These tests look for signs or symptoms that can show up in some mental illnesses. They can also help you look at patterns of feelings or patterns of substance use. While ...

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  6. Helping People who Use Substances: A health promotion perspective

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    All psychoactive or “mind-altering” substances, from caffeine to heroin, involve some risk. For thousands of years, people have been using these substances for their benefits, but the risk of experiencing short- or long-term harms is always there. ...

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  7. Understanding Substance Use: A health promotion perspective

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    Health is a state of total well-being—physical, mental and social—helping us both survive and thrive in our everyday lives. ...

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  8. Evaluating Information on Mental Health and Substance Use

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   With all of the information coming at us these days, it can be hard to filter out what is good information and what information isn't so good. This is especially true ...

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  9. A Safe Night Out

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   While the safest option may be to avoid both drinking and going to places where alcohol is served, there are ways to have a safe night out that involves alcohol. Planning to ...

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  10. Visions- Wellness

    Everyone has their own definition of wellness and their own wellness goals. Many writers in this issue talk about feeling engaged, feeling centred, feeling that they’re contributing to something greater, or feeling empowered to take on problems or setback ...

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