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A deadly concoction: opioids and moral outrage

A deadly concoction: opioids and moral outrage

A growing epidemic of mental illness and addiction is quietly ravaging communities in the midst of a pandemic. Isolated and afraid, people are using substances to cope. According to Ipsos, a polling company, 16 percent of Canadians report drinking or drugging at a rate higher than pre-pandemic. Hospitals are beginning to see the results of

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Old myths impair views on addiction

Old myths impair views on addiction

I’ve attended a thousand 12-Step meetings and heard ten thousand unbelievable stories. Except I believed them. It is the nature of addiction to act in ways beyond belief. In its grip, reasonable people do unthinkable things. That soft spoken, tiny, middle aged woman talked of drunken fights with men in bars — and winning her

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The tragic truth about trauma

The tragic truth about trauma

The man laughed as he told the story of waking up with a loaded shotgun on top of him. The barrel was in his mouth. He’d passed out that way, during another night of ego annihilation, by alcohol. “If I’d twitched the wrong way,” he said with a shrug, as all of us at the

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