Thursday, September 24, 2020

Alcoholism Awareness

When you think of the word addiction, you most likely correlate it to the use of illicit drugs (such as heroin or cocaine) or...

Pop Culture and Mental Health

Recently, films like ‘A Star Is Born’ and shows like A&E's 6-part docuseries ‘Many Sides of Jane’, have shone an important spotlight on mental...

Best Ways to Fight Hangovers

Excessive alcohol consumption isn’t something that health professionals promote; however, if you happened to have one too many cocktails or other alcoholic beverages, then...

The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a term that is used to describe excessive alcohol consumption. If you drink in excess, then you may have what’s considered...

Alcoholism: What You Need to Know

When it comes to alcohol, there are four different classifications of drinkers: • An Abstainer: Someone who doesn’t drink or rarely drinks at all. • Social...

What is Naloxone?

Compared to other regions in British Columbia, Vancouver saw the highest rate of opioid-related deaths in 2017. Find out what doctors, pharmacists and emergency...

The Opioid Crisis in Vancouver

In 2016, there were 922 overdose deaths in British Columbia. In Vancouver, 15 people died from opioid-related overdoses in just one week alone, and...

Struggling With Mental Health and Addiction in Canada

Dr. Ali Ghahary practices at Brentwood Medical Clinic, a combined family practice and walk-in clinic located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Along with being...