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Hot Topic: Addictions
Do you want to find out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction?
Did you know that addiction is not only about substance abuse? Addiction, according to Dictionary.com, is “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming”. Check out the links and information below to help you understand what addiction is and how to help yourself or someone else tackle this hot topic.
Check out the following links to learn more:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres
Check out these local resources:
Royal Victoria Hospital -
Mental Health and Addiction Program
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Barrie, Youth Outreach Programs, Youth Gambling Awareness Program
Check out these library resources:
Young, Sober & FreeExperience, Strength, and Hope for Young Adults
by Marshall, Shelly (EBook - 2003)
The Teen YearsVolume Four, Substance Abuse (DVD - 2002)
Pill HeadThe Secret Life of A Painkiller Addict by
Lyon, Joshua (Book - 2009)
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