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  1. Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol Problems

    [Visions Article]

    Brief Interventions Julian M. Somers MSc, PhD, RPsych Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 29-30 Problems involving alcohol are common, and take on a variety of forms. Numerous interventions for alcohol pr ...

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  2. Wellness: Grappling with Its Simplicity and Complexity

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    Is mental wellness simply a matter of not experiencing a mental illness or substance use problem? Most feel that there is substantially more to wellness than the lack of a problem, and influential researchers like Corey Keyes are expanding this idea. Shif ...

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  3. 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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  4. Mental Health Literacy

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    Medical literacy—understanding how to talk to doctors and take prescription medication—is an important part of health literacy, but we need to look at the bigger picture. How do our relationships, our neighbourhoods and our communities affect our health? ...

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  5. Editor's Message: Health Literacy

    [Visions Article]

    The idea of health literacy is both familiar and unfamiliar. At the basic level, there is an intuitive understanding of what literacy means and how it might apply to health. But through his work in mental health, Jonny began to understand the nuances of t ...

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  6. What Would a Family-Centred Mental Health and Substance Use Care System Look Like?

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    If our mental health and substance use care system had families at its centre, what would it look like? As participants in a forum hosted by the Health Minds/Healthy People Directorate shared their experiences and reflected on other’s stories, it became c ...

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  7. You matter

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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   You matter Whether you’re on your own or have a string of living beings to care for—a spous ...

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  8. You are not alone

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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   You are not alone “The only real serenity I have ever experienced, paradoxically and tellin ...

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  9. People use drugs

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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   People use drugs For thousands of years, people around the world have been using drugs—caff ...

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  10. Drugs have the potential to both help and harm

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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   Drugs have the potential to both help and harm It is estimated that almost a quarter of the ...

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