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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 »


Fentanyl: A Murderer in Disguise

By Portage | 08-16-2018

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

By Portage | 08-14-2018

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 »

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