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  1. Safer Use Series

    [Info Sheet]

      More info sheets While no substance is completely safe, people who use substances can reduce the risks of some harms. ...

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  2. Visions- Families

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004) This issue looks at the role and experiences of families, particuarly families of young people, as the majority of mental illness first appears either in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. It is also during these years t ...

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  3. Visions- Self-Management

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    PDF | Vol. 1, No. 18 (2003) Self-management is a term in the clinical community that basically means self-care and empowering individuals and families in managing their conditions. This issue of Visions investigates what the concept means for people with ...

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  4. So a Youth Enters the Door- Now What?

    [Visions Article]

    Teenaged youth who use drugs are more at risk for unprotected sex, violence between people, injuries, overdose and death. 1 Intervention methods to aid youth in recovering from addiction are thus in demand. ...

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  5. Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses

    A community of practice to promote campus mental health Pursuing post-secondary education isn’t a simple experience. This major life transition may mean leaving home, learning how to live with others, building new support networks and finding a place in t ...

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  6. Visions- Medications

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 4, No. 2 (2007) Medications are often a double-edged sword. They can lift symptoms of mental illness or addiction so that people can feel well enough to do all the other hard work needed for recovery. But, they also present a host of complex ch ...

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  7. Medications Glossary

    [Visions Article]

    Disclaimer: These definitions are adapted from ones found in key literature in the field. We hope they will help readers outside the medications field to better understand some of the terms used in this issue. They are purposely brief and in plain languag ...

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  8. Medications Used in Recovery From Addiction

    [Visions Article]

    The core symptoms of drug addiction are a powerful and unexplainable compulsion and a craving to use a drug. Compulsions can cause you to continue using a drug even when you don’t want to, and cravings can cause you to start using a drug again after all y ...

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  9. Medications Resources

    [Visions Article]

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

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  10. Harm Reduction and Abstinence—More Alike Than Different?

    [Visions Article]

    Alcohol and drugs have been a destructive influence in the lives of many First Nation, Inuit and Métis people in Canada, including in British Columbia. The forced loss of language, culture, land, tradition and identity has harshly affected the health and ...

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