An Alcoholic’s Gratitude

April 28, 2017 by

Mary grew up with an alcoholic father and she promised herself that she would never marry anyone who was a heavy drinker. But now after 18 years of marriage she finds that her marriage is much like that of her parents. Her husband, John, drinks almost every night and quite heavily on weekends. Many tries […]

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Posted in Addictions, Depression, Family & Parenting, Marriage & Relationships, Personal Growth, Therapy.

Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healing Becomes Unhealthy

January 26, 2016 by

Sally scrolls through her social media and an article catches her eye. She clicks on the link and begins to read about how processed foods can be harmful to health. She resonates with the article and slowly stops eating processed foods such as cereals and canned soups. Sally becomes more curious and starts researching more […]

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Marijuana: Not all good or bad

July 31, 2015 by

Those living in B.C and, in particular, Vancouver are well aware of the debate regarding the legalization of marijuana. The province recently approved the opening of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries which have very quickly grown in number to rival that of Starbucks.  The following facts are worth considering as the debate continues to simmer: Marijuana is […]

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My Teen is Cutting: What can I do?

April 9, 2015 by

Liz and Dan recently received a call from the school counsellor informing them their 14 year old daughter, Becky, has been cutting herself. Liz and Dan were in disbelief and confusion. Becky has always been an outstanding child who is friendly, outgoing, does well in school, is in cheer competitively and helps out around the […]

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A Better Drug Treatment Focus

May 8, 2014 by

The answer might lie in a unique program being offered to addicts in far off Italy. San Patrignano, a United Nations accredited non-governmental therapeutic community, was established in 1979 by Vincenzo Muccioli in Rimini, Italy and is committed to the education and rehabilitation of young marginalized persons with drug addictions and related problems. The community […]

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Game Over?

April 17, 2014 by

  David ‘Hesh’ Walker. Illidan Stormrage. Sonic the Hedgehog.  Now that I have your attention, please put down the controller or take your hand off the keyboard, and read on!  This article will review the pros and cons of video gaming, how to recognize when it’s becoming problematic and offer some suggestions and ideas to […]

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