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70 stories for: Substance Use
How colonial institutions carry on the legacy of residential schools TJ Felix Reprinted from the Supporting Parents issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 17 (1), pp. 26-28
Kristyl Reprinted from the Supporting Parents issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 17 (1), pp. 20-21
Transition was the biggest blessing in Cole’s life, but it also brought along the stress of navigating a major life transition without the support of family, friends, and community members. He… read more
Growing up, Troy ran into the wrong crowd. He was introduced to drugs and discovered a new way to feel power, and dropped out of school in Grade 10. But he wanted more—a family—and he knew he needed… read more
Jason has had a difficult life including sexual abuse and repeated incarceration. Drug addiction has been a constant influence, and depression has simultaneously overwhelmed him with negative… read more
Jillian’s story of depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance use is a story of pain—and self-discovery. She recognizes her early warning signs and that ignoring or minimizing them means slipping down a… read more
I am sitting in a university dorm room. It’s 2011. I’m surrounded by whirring machines, computers that are my portal to life outside this room. I can no longer physically leave this space; I’m… read more
A case manager's perspective on homelessness and the importance of secure housing Dale Wallace Visions Journal, 2019, 14 (4), pp. 23-25 There is little doubt that having a home makes it easier… read more
Mindfulness as an alternative to alcohol Maureen, BA, MPA Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (2), p. 16
Supporting those who need it Jamie,* MA Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (3), p. 20 I have been working in the social science field on and off for about eight years. For the past three, I have been a… read more

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