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  1. Visions- Medications

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    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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  2. Peer Support for Medical Professionals

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    Unrecognized or untreated substance use disorders and mental illness in physicians have the potential to cause serious patient harm. Because of this, medical professionals who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues should be of concern ...

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  3. CBT

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a kind of talk therapy that is used to treat a range of different psychological problems (see sidebar). ...

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  4. Visions- Treatments: What Works?

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    It seems like everyone has an opinion when it comes to treatments for mental health or substance use problems. To add to the confusion, it isn’t always obvious who is basing their opinions on real evidence and who is not. ...

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  5. Visions- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of talk therapy that helps you understand the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. It’s the leading type of therapy for many mental health and substance use issues, including depress ...

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  6. How can I find a support group?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental health and substance use. Here, the information and resourc ...

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  7. Patients Helping Patients Understand Opioid Substitution Treatment

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    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: Centre for Addictions Research of BC   Since you are reading this booklet, we assume you are looking for help for opioid dependence—addiction to heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone or any number of other pills. Or mayb ...

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  8. How can I convince my kids not to use drugs?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Author: Centre for Addictions Research of BC   Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental health and s ...

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    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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  10. What’s the difference between substance use and addiction?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental health and substance use. Here, the information and resourc ...

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