Addiction

Addiction

What is addiction? (Spanish)

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Spanish
Translated Title: 
¿En qué consiste la adicción?
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Online
Publisher: 
HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Defines, in Spanish, addiction in terms of substance use and behaviours. Also looks at degress of use.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Treatments for addiction

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at the philosophy of treatments available for people with addictions. Lists treatment options in British Columbia.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Getting help for addictions

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Encourages those struggling with addictions to get help. Provides a list of community resources in British Columbia.

Relapse prevention for addictions

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at reasons why relapses can happen, and suggests strategies and ways to help prevent it or cope with it if it happens to you. PDF required to read.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Benzodiazepine recovery tips

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English
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Online
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Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Provides tips and information for those who are recovering from an addiction to benzodiazepines (tranquilizers).

Best practices: concurrent mental health and substance use disorders

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers recommendations for the screening, assessment and treatment of people experiencing a combination of mental/psychiatric problems with the abuse of alcohol and/or other psychoactive drugs.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662313887

Treatment: the gender match

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English
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Online
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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Details the development of separate programs for male and female addicts at Henwood Treatment Centre that stemmed from gender-specific needs and differences. Cites the different ways that men and women deal with addiction-related problems. Outlines the emergence of treatment program for female gamblers in Regina.

Sunrise Native Addictions Services

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Counselling
Clinical or health care services

Assists individuals and families affected by addictions by providing education, prevention treatment and support. Offers Women's programs including Weekly Women's Group, Weekly Sharing Circle and E.A.G.L.E. (Ending Aggression Group Living Empowered) Circle.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-261-7921
Email Address: 
nasgeneral@nass.ca
Fax Number: 
403-261-7945
Street Address: 
1231-34 Ave NE
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2E 6N4

IMPART: Integrated Mentor Program in Addictions Research Training

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Training

Provides a multidisciplinary research training program designed to equip health researchers from across disciplines, sectors and settings to conduct gender and sex-based analyses in addictions research.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2424 ext. 6494
Secondary Telephone: 
604-875-2633 ext. 6486
Email Address: 
bberry@cw.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
604-875-3716
Street Address: 
E311-4500 Oak Street Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1

Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission

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Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion

Works to assist Albertans in achieving freedom from the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
780-415-8998
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
780-422-5237
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-332-2322 (Alberta only)
Street Address: 
2nd Fl 10909 Jasper Ave NW
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5J 3M9
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