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  1. A Pill for Every Ill—Or an Ill for Every Pill?

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    Jason* first went on antidepressants at age 18 when his girlfriend left him. It was his idea: he felt bad and wanted help. His parents agreed. They were concerned, because after the breakup he had sometimes been coming home drunk. Jason’s doctor asked if ...

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  2. Alcohol Treatments

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    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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  3. All About Benzos

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    Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a type of medication that “depresses” or slows down your central nervous system†. Benzos include tranquilizers and sleeping pills. In the medical world, they are called sedatives or anxiolytic agents. ...

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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. Between Dusk and Dawn—Who Ya Gonna Call?

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    It’s shortly after midnight. As you were getting ready for bed earlier, you noticed a rash on your arm. You start to worry. You’ve recently started taking a new medication that your doctor prescribed. Is it the new medication? Could this be a side effect? ...

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  7. Beyond the Physical Complaint

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    A family doctor's perspective Bruce Hobson, MD Reprinted from "Mind Body Connection" issue of Visions Journal, 2014, 10 (2), p. 16 Just ask the question. Iris* sat beside my desk with her list of concerns. Tiredness, sore muscles, not sleep ...

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  8. Body Image and Physical Activity

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    For many women, the body doesn't always seem like a very safe place. This can be especially true for those coping with issues of mental health and addictions. In some of these cases, it seems safer to numb bodily sensations than to fully experience a ...

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  9. Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health

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    Depression and anxiety are the most common of all mental health problems. While everyone has bouts of low mood and excessive worrying, these are temporary for most of us. For others, however, the feelings don’t go away on their own and formal help is need ...

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  10. Bouncing Back

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    Self-help program helps British Columbians manage their moods Lynn Dewing, Tami Muhlert and Betty Bates Reprinted from "Mind-Body Connection" issue of Visions Journal, 2014, 10 (2), p. 18 Most of us have circumstances in our lives that are outsi ...

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