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The Drug Class Blog

Oct 20

Do's And Don'ts 5 Tips

5 Tips One Where do we want to Get to? A major part of the process of organizing an intervention is agreeing on a goal. Know what actions you want the person to take. Do you want the person to seek help or attend rehab? Do you want them to see a counselor or join a self-help group? Make sure you have...

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Aug 25

Synthetic Weed

Synthetic Cannabinoids. We haven’t seen a lot of these products in western Canada but they are an issue in the east and certainly in the USA. Often referred to as |spice” synthetic cannabinoids are exactly what that sounds like , a manufactured version of THC. They are proving to be dangerous,...

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Aug 11

New Opiates

New things to pay attention to.  Here is some info that was sent to me from an associate at La Paloma Treatment Centre.   Zohydro: The Risks of Extended-Release Painkiller Abuse HYDROCODONE ABUSE TREATMENTZOHYDRO: THE RISKS OF EXTENDED-RELEASE PAINKILLER ABUSE Controversy swirls around...

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Jul 27

Tips for Parents

The picture above shows what doesnt work. I have said for a lonf time that teens with drug or alcohol issues don't have hearing problems.... yelling at them won't help.  In fact is usually makes things worse.   As parents we need to learn how to listen. Here are some tips from Dr. Daniel...

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Jun 19

Youth Cultural Camp

Fort Albany - Thursday Love Respect Wisdom Truth Humility Courage Honesty Tonight we had a community gathering and meal at the Youth Cultural Centre. The values that the Cree people are trying to engender in their youth are quite universal. In all things it is important to teach by example and the...

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Jun 18

Healing

Healing Circle I was invited to attend and participate in a healing circle this morning. While I was waiting to be invited in I recorded some of the drumming and singing the women were doing. I didnt want to be intrusive or disrespectful by videoing the participants but it the image of the freedom...

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Jun 17

I didn't know that!!

Fort Albany Day 2 Started the day with a walk, the video I posted it a good example of what it is like here. Fort Albany in essentially on the delta of the Albany River.There is lots of marsh and lots of bush and lots of quiet. Our first presentation was at the Health Centre and was on the effects...

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Jun 17

I didn't know that!!

Fort Albany Day 2 Started the day with a walk, the video I posted it a good example of what it is like here. Fort Albany in essentially on the delta of the Albany River.There is lots of marsh and lots of bush and lots of quiet. Our first presentation was at the Health Centre and was on the effects...

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Jun 16

More from Fort Albany - The Wellness Challenge!

Fort Albany Monday June 16. Had a good flight from Timmins on Air Creebec, which is Canada’s first Cree owned airline. We had a short stop in Moosonee and then on to Fort Albany, you can see the gravel runway in the photo. The community is involved in a wellness challenge which is a great idea!...

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Jun 15

Fort Albany, Ontario

Fort Albany Ontario I am heading back up to the community of Fort Albany Ontario. I was there two years ago and was impressed by the community’s dedication to improving themselves. As is the case with a lot of the places I go it isn’t easy to get there. There is no summer road into Fort...

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