Below are past articles previously published in Drugs & Addiction Magazine. These are filled with current and relevant information and statistics and can be used as great conversation starters with youth.
It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day!January 30, 2019
Former Insys CEO pleads guilty to opioid kickback schemeJanuary 17, 2019
Resolve to Detox Your Social CircleJanuary 16, 2019
Easing test anxiety boosts low-income students’ biology gradesJanuary 15, 2019
Craving insight into addictionJanuary 14, 2019
People with low self-esteem tend to seek support in ways that backfire, study findsJanuary 10, 2019
Ban on cigarette sales in NYC pharmacies starts Jan. 1January 9, 2019
Too many problems? Maybe coping isn’t the answerJanuary 8, 2019
Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14January 3, 2019
Sexting TeensDecember 19, 2018
Screen Addiction: Today’s Biggest Threat to Schooling?December 19, 2018
Texting Etiquette & Safety: 5 Rules for Keeping Your Kids & Teens Secure & Drama-FreeDecember 17, 2018
Amnesty International: Indigenous Peoples’ rightsDecember 17, 2018
New Canadians sworn in as Winnipeg museum celebrates International Human Rights DayDecember 13, 2018
Statement by the Prime Minister on Human Rights DayDecember 12, 2018
Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirmsDecember 12, 2018
The Illustrated Version of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsDecember 11, 2018
Homeless man with terminal cancer donates to holiday toy driveDecember 10, 2018
Boy gets Colorado town to overturn snowball fight banDecember 6, 2018
Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video game rehabDecember 5, 2018
Clarity on CannabisDecember 4, 2018
Mental health education recommended for RCMP members following inquestNovember 30, 2018
Social Media – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based ViolenceNovember 28, 2018
Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based ViolenceNovember 27, 2018
#GIVINGTUESDAY TODAY ONLY YOUR GIFT CAN BE MATCHEDNovember 27, 2018
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based ViolenceNovember 26, 2018
#ENDViolence in schoolsNovember 23, 2018
Statement by Minister MacLeod on National Child DayNovember 22, 2018
November 20th marks National Children’s Day across CanadaNovember 21, 2018
National Child DayNovember 20, 2018
Facts & FiguresNovember 16, 2018
The Push For Change®November 15, 2018
Winter Giving 101November 14, 2018
First came the stroke, then the inspiration…November 13, 2018
Canadian Youth Speakers Bureau: Scott HammellNovember 9, 2018
John Connors’ brilliant IFTA Award speechNovember 9, 2018
Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help PhoneNovember 8, 2018
This teen pizzeria employee traveled 3 hours to deliver pizza to a man with terminal cancerNovember 6, 2018
Video captures joyful law student’s reaction to passing her bar examNovember 5, 2018
MADD Canada launches annual red ribbon campaign in HalifaxNovember 2, 2018
Nova Scotia’s Health Department says talks underway for province’s first overdose prevention siteOctober 31, 2018
Crystal meth eclipsing opioids on the Prairies: ‘There’s no lack of meth on the street’October 29, 2018
Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience.October 26, 2018
Guelph police warn drug users of spike in purple fentanylOctober 25, 2018
What exactly are you inhaling when you vape?October 23, 2018
Study ADHD Medication OverdosesJune 14, 2018
A Cry for GuidanceJanuary 18, 2018
Your Friend’s Substance AbuseSeptember 15, 2017
DepressionSeptember 15, 2017
MethamphetaminesSeptember 15, 2017
AlcoholSeptember 15, 2017
25 Healthy Ways to Feel BetterSeptember 15, 2017
25 Healthy Ways to Feel BetterSeptember 15, 2017
- Put on your favourite music and write in your journal.
- Work on a creative project, like a scrapbook, a song or a drawing.
- Talk to someone who will listen to you.
- Walk outside for at least 20 minutes.
- Write out every horrible, mean thought in your head. When you are done, try to write on positive thought or idea for each negative thought.
- Figure ou what you favourite hobby is. Skateboarding? Painting? Soccer? Make a commitment to yourself to spend a certain amount of time every week doing it.
- Bake cookies, and have a couple with a cold glass of milk.
- Rent a funny movie.
- Read something you’re really interested in – even if it’s an Archie comic!
- Talk on the phone with a close friend.
- Have a good cry. It helps.
- Thank about what you would like to be doing in two years, five years and ten years. Don’t limit yourself.
- If someone has done something to upset you, talk about it with him or her. If you can’t talk about it with that person, talk about it with someone whom you trust.
- If you are angry with yourself for something you’ve done (or not done), make a plan about how you can make things okay.
- Make sure there is one adult in your life to whom you feel close and trust. It doesn’t have to be a parent; it can be another family member, a teacher, a coach – anyone who cares.
- Learn how to do something that you didn’t know how to do before.
- Do some heart-pumping, sweaty exercise at least three times a week.
- Volunteer with either children or seniors. It’s very rewarding work, and it looks great when you’re applying for jobs one day.
- Spend time with a dog.
- Join a club or a sports team at school.
- Clean up your bedroom until it’s spotless. Once it’s clean, completely redecorate it.
- Make a new friend.
- Try not to eat too much junk food and sugar – both cause your energy level to crash.
- Get to know a family member better.
- Don’t try and deal with this alone! Contact one of the resources on our website, under Local Resources, and talk to to someone who can help.