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  1. Helping People who Use Substances: A health promotion perspective

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    All psychoactive or “mind-altering” substances, from caffeine to heroin, involve some risk. For thousands of years, people have been using these substances for their benefits, but the risk of experiencing short- or long-term harms is always there. ...

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  2. Helping Your Anxious Child or Teen

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC Does any of this sound like your child or teen? On this page: As a parent of an anxious child, you are not alone The good news: Anxiety can be successfully managed! What you (and your child!) need to know about anxiety The A ...

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  3. Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

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      More Info Sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be st ...

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  4. HeretoHelp Website Tour

    Welcome to HeretoHelp! We have a lot of information on this site, and that can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t sure where to start. To help you make the most of your time here, we’re created a short introduction to the different sections and the diffe ...

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  5. Hosting a Teen Party

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Different families have different attitudes about teens and alcohol. Some parents prefer that their teen never use alcohol, even in adulthood. Other parents allow their child ...

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

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   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 hea ...

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  7. How Families Can Help in Self-Management of a Mental Disorder

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    Nicole Chovil, PhD Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 7-8 Families of people with serious mental disorders can be an invaluable source of support in management of mental disorders. Many people with serio ...

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  8. How Friends and Family Can Help

      More info sheets Author: Anxiety Canada   For the people who love and care about you, seeing you struggle with anxiety every day can be very difficult. Friends and family usually want to help you to deal with your anxiety. However, sometimes they inadve ...

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  9. How to Cope with Nightmares

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    Author: AnxietyBC   On this page: What do parents usually do when their child has a nightmare? Coping strategies Strategies for teens Nightmares can cause problems for both parents and children. Children with anxiety often wake up screaming or running to ...

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  10. Humanizing Our Response to the Opioid Overdose Crisis

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    Dan Reist Reprinted from "Opioids" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (3), p. 5 Overdose deaths in British Columbia have been increasing since 2012. This fact led the Provincial Health Officer to declare a public health emergency in April 2016. ...

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