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Addiction forces Oxy abusers into crime

Special Report by CBC News October 26, 2011Sudbury pharmacies now only carry a limited amount of prescription narcotics, and patients have to call ahead to get prescriptions filled.People who normally wouldn't engage in criminal acts can be influenced to do so, particularly is they are...

Toronto Drug Treatment Court

The Toronto Drug Treatment Court, the first of its kind in Canada, has been in operation since 1998. The Toronto Drug Treatment Court (TDTC) was designed specifically to address the unique needs of non-violent offenders who abused cocaine or opiates. Clients were accepted into the...

Drug Courts in Canada

 Drug treatment courts (DTCs), which are judicially mandated treatment alternatives to the incarceration of illicit drug offenders, were introduced in Canada in late 1998. Recent announcements from the federal government suggest that the drug treatment court model will continue to operate and expand in a...

How We Get Addicted

By Michael D. Lemonick;  Thursday, July 05, 2007 I was driving up the Massachusetts Turnpike one evening last February when I knocked over a bottle of water. I grabbed for it, swerved inadvertently--and a few seconds later found myself blinking into the flashlight beam of a state...

Tip for Taking Control

The Way by John WhitemanMany of us don’t take time to STOP, always starting each day in a rush to get things done, always thinking ahead of what we need to do. But, if we can stop doing for five minutes a day, preferably in...

“Hello My Friend”

I destroy homes, I tear families apart,I take children and that’s just a start.I’m more valued than diamonds, more precious than gold,The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.If you need me, remember, I’m easily found,I live all around you, in school and in...

Prescription Drug Addiction – Anonymous

After completing 4 years at the University of Northern Colorado for my Bachelor of Science in 1990, 1 year at Johns Hopkins University for my Masters in Health Science in 1996, and 2 ½ years into my Ph.D. in respiratory medicine at the Medical College...

Your Goals are a Labor of Love?

You need to “listen deeply” – Listen past what people say they want to hear what they really need.Anonymous What actions have you determined are necessities in your life to keep you on track? If you're desire is for the straight and narrow path to inner...

Connecting Physical and Emotional Pain

By Angel TrueThe human body is an amazing piece of equipment which is intimately controlled by an even more amazing piece of equipment - our brain. Not so coincidentally this is where our emotions are formed as well. Is it so unreasonable a stretch to...