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  1. 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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  2. Let’s Not Talk About It?

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    In the 1990s, I worked as an alcohol and drug specialist in Inuit communities two to three air hours northeast of Yellowknife, NWT. My job required that I visit schools and, in spite of having no teacher training, I was expected to teach the alcohol and d ...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Post-Summit Activities

    Keynote address It Takes a Whole Campus...Promoting Mental Health for Students, Faculty and Staff Trevor Hancock Twenty-five years ago, the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion launched the 'settings approach' to health promotion. The promotion o ...

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