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.
April 10, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
Not all people struggling with addiction were abused as children of course, but recent studies are showing that there could be a relationship between the two. The development of brain imaging technologies has allowed researchers to gain an exciting view of how the brain works, and the findings are definitely worth mentioning.
April 09, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver have several things in common. They are all (deceased), world-famous American authors, their works are still being studied in high schools and universities to this day, and – they were all alcoholics.