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Alcohol and Drug Use: The Ongoing Issue of Prevention

By Portage | 11-29-2018

Governments and organizations are being pressured to find effective means of dealing with substance abuse problems and prevention is seen as a key factor in achieving that goal.   The Importance of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention Among Youth Alcohol and drug use at a young age often herald addiction problems later on. A major study conducted… Read more »

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Terry Fox Run: A Walk of Hope!

By Portage | 09-24-2018

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 »

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Let’s Talk About It

By Portage | 09-12-2018

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 »

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The Evolution of Drugs: Higher Concentrations, Greater Potency

By Portage | 09-07-2018

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 »

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Promoting Understanding of a Global Problem

By Portage | 08-31-2018

International Overdose Awareness Day was established in 2001 and takes place every year on August 31st. The event aims to raise public awareness of overdose and help people recognize its signs and respond effectively (read: How to Recognize and React to an Overdose).   The History Behind the Day It all started with a discussion… Read more »

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Binge Drinking: The Race to Inebriation

By Portage | 08-21-2018

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 »

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