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Alcohol problems not uncommon among surgeons: study

Feb 23 (Reuters) - About 15 percent of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems, a rate that is somewhat higher than the general population, according to a U.S. study.Researchers, who published their findings in the Archives of Surgery, also said that surgeons who showed...

Teen drinking: What’s a parent to do?

A week after Chris Skinner died of alcohol poisoning, a group of his grieving classmates planned to honour his memory by getting drunk to carry on his legacy.Flamborough mother Penny Deathe was stunned when she heard of the teens’ plans second-hand. If the death of...

” The Mayonaise Jar “

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 hours in a day is not enough;Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy classAnd had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, He picked up...

Drug addictions fuelling crime: RNC

Special Report by CBC News October 6, 2011Crimes motivated by drug addiction have increased over the past two decades across Newfoundland and Labrador, a forum was told Wednesday night.Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Chief Robert Johnston said crime rates are relatively low in this province, compared to...

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...