• Addiction: A Disease Not a Choice

      Addiction: A Disease Not a Choice

      A recent special report on an Indiana TV station (WSBT @KristinBienWSBT) explores addiction as a disease not a choice. I wrote a story about exactly this while attending the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism for my masters’ degree. Here is the article: Addiction: A Disease not a Choice Rodrigo was such a gifted athlete …Read More »
    • Here to Listen: Addiction Support Website

      Here to Listen: Addiction Support Website

      I was travelling in Colorado recently and heard an ad on the radio for heretolisten.com–a support site for people suffering from addiction or their loved ones. It sounds like this: “Most of us know someone who’s struggling with addiction. We also know that substance abuse is hard to talk about. But it becomes much easier …Read More »
    • Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

      Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

      Stronger Connections = Stronger Communities is the title of the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada being held September 7th and 8th at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, British Columbia. This conference features leading international researchers, clinicians and policy makers. There are numerous workshops and keynote speakers such as Dr. Claudia Black, internationally renowned addiction author, …Read More »
    • Crack Addict to Change Agent: Addiction Memoir

      Crack Addict to Change Agent: Addiction Memoir

      “My baby was born addicted to crack cocaine and I wasn’t allowed to take him home. I was okay with that and returned to do what I’d been doing, getting high.” Quote form The Fix interview with Beverly Black talking about her addiction memoir: A Wretch Like Me: From Crack Addict to Change Agent. Read more …Read More »
    • Sensation Seeking Kids Could Make Addicted Adults

      Sensation Seeking Kids Could Make Addicted Adults

      If a child is impulsive, thrill seeking and anxious he or she may be in for risky behaviour as an adult, according to  University of Montreal psychiatry professor Patricia Conrod. She is testing children for specific personality traits because she is hoping to determine if they are have the potential to develop an addiction. If so, there …Read More »

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