Drug abuse

In Our Own Words: Our Learners' Stories (2010)

This is the fifth collection of written works by learners enrolled in the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program, a joint project of Literacy Central Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. It was launched on September 8, 2010, in honour of International Literacy Day.

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2013-08-12

Second Chance [Video - 1:28] (2011)

This video, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focuses on a man who got a second chance at life after alcohol and drug addiction cost him everything.

At one point, he owned three companies. After years of addiction, he lost his businesses and his home, and was in danger of losing his daughter.

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2013-05-23

Saving for Independent Living - Sean Bulloch's inspirational story [Video – 4:28] (2012)

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a Canadian nonprofit organization that helps people gain financial independence through financial literacy, asset building, and entrepreneurship.

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2013-03-01

Saving for Independent Living: John A. MacDonald, participant of SEDI's Independent Living Account program [Video - 3:32] (2010)

Founded in 1986, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a Canadian nonprofit organization that helps low-income earners gain financial independence through financial literacy, asset building, and entrepreneurship.

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2012-12-04

Addictions in the Home (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one of a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

This booklet is aimed at a disabled person whose helper may be addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling. The authors describe the signs of addiction; how the helper’s addiction affects the disabled person; and where to go for help.

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2012-02-27

In Our Own Words - 2009 (2009)

This is the fourth collection of learner writings from Literacy Central Vancouver Island, formerly known as Literacy Nanaimo. It was launched on September 8, 2009, International Literacy Day.

The document includes a variety of personal memoirs, including one learner’s description of how he used his time in jail to start overcoming a long-time drug habit and another learner’s story of coming to Canada from Vietnam.

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2011-03-18

Improvements... no less than Heroic (2007)

Harm Reduction and Learning in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

This report presents the findings of a research project conducted over a two-year period by Capilano College instructors as part of their work with adults with “high-risk” lifestyles (including drug use, working in the sex trade, living with violent partners and being street-involved) at two learning centres in Vancouver’s downtown east side.

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2008-04-23

Perspectives on Canadian Drug Policy (2004)

Volume 2

In the midst significant developments in Canada's drug policies, the John Howard Society of Canada implemented the Policy Analysis Enhancement Project (PAEP). The PAEP is a two-year project that takes select members of voluntary sector organizations and guides them through the creation of policy-relevant research related to Canadian drug policy. This volume presents the research undertaken by the second-year participants of project.

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2005-05-01

Perspectives on Canadian Drug Policy (2003)

Volume 1

This document discusses major changes being considered by the Canadian government on the issue of drug laws and policies.

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2005-04-20

Women and Substance Abuse in New Brunswick: Educational Priorities (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 3

Women represent only 16 percent of consumers of services and programs in the area of alcoholism and drug dependency in New Brunswick, but when this article was written, one third of all alcoholic or drug-dependent New Brunswickers were women.

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2004-08-27
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