Young People and Mental Wellness: Why It’s Important to Inspire Easily Influenced Minds

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.

THE CALL FOR AN INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL

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

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: A Comprehensive Update of Evidence and Recommendations | AJPH | Vol. 107 Issue 8 Background. Cannabis use is common in North America, especially among young people, and is associated with a risk of various acute and chronic adverse health outcomes. Cannabis control regimes are evolving, for example toward a national legalization … Continue reading Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines

Canadian Medical Association Editorial – Cannabis Legalization Fails Youth…

Cannabis legislation fails to protect Canada‚Äôs youth  Diane Kelsall, MD MEd, Editor-in-Chief [interim], CMAJ With tabling of Bill C-45, the federal government has moved one step closer to fulfilling its election promise to legalize the use of cannabis in Canada, despite concerns over the many health risks associated with its use. The purported purpose of … Continue reading Canadian Medical Association Editorial – Cannabis Legalization Fails Youth…