Terry Fox Run: A Walk of Hope!

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Terry fox run

The Terry Fox Run celebrates the trans-Canadian run by Terrence Stanley Fox in 1980. This event, known as the Marathon of Hope, takes place every year on an international scale with the objective of raising funds for cancer research. The History of a Man Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1958. During his… Read more »

World Suicide Prevention Day: Let’s Talk About It

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world suicide prevention day

September 10, 2018 is the 10th edition of World Suicide Prevention Day. The event seeks to promote awareness about suicide and how to prevent it.   Suicide: A Social Issue According to statistics, one person attempts suicide every three seconds. One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds.[1] There are more than one million suicide… Read more »

The Evolution of Drugs: Higher Concentrations, Greater Potency

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évolution drogue

Drug use has undergone many changes over the last few years. A growing drug supply, younger drug users and highly concentrated active principles are some of the factors that need to be brought to the forefront.   With the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018, one question has been raised repeatedly… Read more »

Outdoor Activities: A New Partnership Benefits Portage Saint-Malachie Youth

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activités plein air

The Portage Saint-Malachie Centre is offering its young residents new opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities thanks to a joint initiative launched with Projet Odyssée Aventures this summer.   Residents of the Saint-Malachie Centre in Québec are reaping the benefits of a very successful collaborative effort between Portage and Projet Odyssée Aventures. The Saint-Malachie Centre had… Read more »

Binge Drinking: The Race to Inebriation

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Binge drinking

Common to Anglo-Saxon countries, binge drinking is the excessive or occasional consumption of alcohol. The only objective is to get “drunk” in record time. This is very popular with youths, which leads to serious problems such as ethylic comas and all other alcohol-related issues.   Binge drinking is an addiction Even though in most western… Read more »

Fentanyl: A Murderer in Disguise

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The opioid crisis that has been ravaging North America for many years now is compounded by the arrival of a new drug on the black market; Fentanyl. This extremely potent opioid analgesic is found in many other types of drugs (heroin, cocaine, crack, amphetamines, crystal meth) and is resulting in an increase in the number… Read more »

My Overdose: A First Step Towards Recovery

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overdose

It was March 11, 2018, a week after my ex-boyfriend was incarcerated, I was scared of not having enough drugs to get a high and seeing as he protected me, I felt alone and in danger. I felt the withdrawal symptoms setting in and didn’t have any drugs. I reached out to someone that I… Read more »

How to Recognize and React to an Overdose

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overdose signs symptoms

Opioid use causes serious problems as a result of their extreme toxicity on the body. Opioids have an effect on the part of the brain that controls breathing, which is why opioid use can result in respiratory distress leading to death. Here are a couple of tips on how to recognize and react to an… Read more »