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  1. A Safe Night Out

    [Info Sheet]

      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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  2. A Wellness Perspective of Substance Use

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    A common perception of substance use says that someone becomes addicted and is powerless to control their drug use. But is this an accurate or useful approach? When we look at factors that influence substance use—from individual factors to factors in our ...

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  3. 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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  4. Ask Us

    People ask us questions online and in emails. They want answers from people they trust. Ask us: If you have a question you’d like to ask, email us at askus@heretohelp.bc.ca, tweet @HeretoHelpBC, or post your comment through our contact form. We will answe ...

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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. CBT

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a kind of talk therapy that is used to treat a range of different psychological problems (see sidebar). ...

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  7. CBT in Practice

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) combines basic theories about how people learn (behaviourism) with theories about the way people think about and interpret events in their lives (cognition). CBT is now firmly established as the leading psychological tr ...

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  8. Change is always possible

    [Workbook]

      PDF | Next section | Workbook home You and Substance Use: Stuff to think about...and ways to make changes Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Change is always possible There is always hope for people struggling with substance use pro ...

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  9. Change is sometimes necessary

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      PDF | Next section | Workbook home You and Substance Use: Stuff to think about...and ways to make changes Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Change is sometimes necessary Most of us can and do use substances in ways that carry minim ...

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  10. Drinking Guidelines: Supporting health and life

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and BC Centre for Excellence for Women's Health Coast to coast to coast, Canada now has one set of recommendations to help people make decisions about alcohol. ...

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