April 18, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
Yoga studios are as common in most cities as a café latte or a smartphone charging station. Yet, while it has evolved to suit the needs of modern urbanites, the practice of yoga is quite ancient. Moreover, in its blend of mindfulness, physicality, and relaxation, Yoga can be better at relieving modern stress and addiction than other quick fixes and shortcuts.
April 17, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
Social entrepreneur Michael Lodberg Olsen of Denmark has begun producing Illegal! Magazine and hiring known drug addicts to sell them – knowing full well that 90% of them are using their income to buy drugs.
April 15, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
For a country where beheadings can still occur, and social stigmas run rampant around the topics of feminism, mental illness and addiction – does a new addiction treatment centre willing to serve women signal the start of a new era?
April 14, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
Managed Alcohol Programs (MAPs) have been operating in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Thunder Bay for the past couple of years. Shelter House has 15 beds and provides residents with three meals per day and an alcoholic beverage – usually a glass of white wine – every 90 minutes.
April 11, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report, nearly 25% of Japanese men drink unsafe levels of alcohol. Whether “saving face” or simply trying to keep up with peers, there are several cultural factors that contribute to this unsafe level of alcohol consumption.