Despite the harmful consequences of substance use that can lead to mental and physical distress, vulnerable youth are still engaging in unsafe behaviors involving drugs and alcohol.
Bemelman's Bar, a place I went for fun and comfort. Susan B. Raphael Reminiscent of a playful kaleidoscope, the sparkling booze-filled bottles that lined the wall tempted my youthful will. There was something magical about that glass wall at Bemelman’s – a former Toronto hotspot – where I once lunched with my father after visiting … Continue reading How the Nature of Alcohol Nurtured my Young Addiction
Liz van Ryn and Victoria Creighton, Pine River Institute Providing transformative family therapy within a therapeutic treatment program is difficult to do. Pine River Institute attempted to meet this challenge by integrating a family systems model throughout their treatment program. The family systems model is largely informed by Satir Family Therapy, given the focus on … Continue reading THE CALL FOR AN INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL
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ANDRÉ PICARD The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 5:00AM EDT. There has been, in recent months, intense attention paid to the devastation … Continue reading We need to stop romanticizing alcohol