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  1. Shifting the Focus

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    It’s no secret that risky drinking by university students is a major concern for public health. According to the 2004 Canadian Campus Survey, 32% of undergraduates in Canada reported harmful patterns of drinking. 1 ...

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  2. “Hello, this is SFU Nightline…”

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    Answering calls for a crisis line is a rewarding, and often terrifying, experience. We joined Simon Fraser University’s after-hours telephone crisis line, Nightline, in 2005. The SFU crisis line is an entirely student-run organization. Volunteers provide ...

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  3. Rethinking Drinking

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    It’s Monday morning and you have class first thing. You hit the snooze button on your alarm at least three times. When you’re finally up and walking, you can still feel the headache you had all weekend, the remnants of a bad hangover. As you slip into cla ...

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  4. Campuses Resouces

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    This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources ...

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  5. Visions- Schools

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 2 (2009) Mental health problems among elementary and high school students are much more common than many believe, and use of alcohol and other drugs by teenagers has its own misconceptions. No classroom is immune to these issues. Add to ...

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  6. Editor's Message: Schools

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    Mental health problems among elementary and high school students are much more common than many British Columbians believe, and use of alcohol and other drugs by teenagers has its own misconceptions. No classroom is immune to these issues or their interwe ...

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  7. Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among BC Students

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    Alcohol and other drug use by young people is a frequent concern among adults. Most people know someone who has suffered problems from misuse of alcohol or other drugs. They worry that any use during the teen years will lead to addiction. ...

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  8. Rethinking Drug Education

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    It’s a familiar pattern. A story breaks in the media about some new drug being used by young people. Soon the buzz is about how this new drug is the most harmful and most addictive drug yet discovered. And then someone suggests that schools should solve t ...

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  9. Making the Most Out of Making Your School Smoke-Free

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    In September 2007, the BC government took an important step in reducing youth smoking rates by banning the use of tobacco on school grounds. Previous tobacco control legislation had only banned tobacco use inside the schools. The smoking ban on its own, h ...

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  10. A New Path in School District #22 (Vernon)

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    In School District #22, we have a simple philosophy with respect to drug and alcohol issues. We ask, what would I do if my child had a drug problem? This uncomplicated philosophy shapes our programs and actions. ...

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