Alcohol Abuse

My Years Of Alcoholism Gave Way To Mental Illness (BOOK EXCERPT)

Mike Pond | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Pond

I claw at the head of the stinky, stained mattress, hanging on to life and wishing for death. The room is dark and claustrophobic. But not dark enough. My eyes refuse to stay closed. They burn and sting. My jaw aches continuously from anxious teeth-grinding. Normally, this far along in withdrawal, I'm through feeling hyper-anxious and hyper-vigilant. This time is different and frightening. I cannot sleep. If I do, I'll suffocate.

My Childhood Sexual Abuse Made Me a Paranoid Parent

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Simple childhood moments between siblings and friends of "You show me yours, I'll show you mine" were turned into interrogation sessions were my finger pointed at each child demanding, "Where did you learn that?" To this day, 10 years later, my kids will still remind me of those episodes with arched eyebrows, querying, "What was that all about anyway?"

Rob Ford Has the Right to Deal With His Issues in Private

Arthur Gallant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Arthur Gallant

Since it was revealed Ford was allegedly smoking from a crack pipe in a video that the public has yet to see, some have been calling for Ford to take a leave of absence or resign. I get that Ford's conduct is raising eyebrows, but if it goes beyond stupidity then it isn't up to us to diagnose him. At the same time this is something that many people choose to undergo privately -- we need to respect those that make that choice.

Ignoring Canada's Homelessness Won't Make It Go Away

Chris Curry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Chris Curry

They are typically from impoverished families, where addiction, neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse were prominent. They usually do not have a high school diploma. Most of them started abusing drugs and alcohol between the ages of 11 and 15, as an escape from the neglect and abuse that they were suffering at home.

Canadians Drink More Than 50% Above The Global Average

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Living

You might not be able to tell from all those beer commercials, but on a global scale, people are actually abstaining from alcohol. Even if the rest of...

Will Higher Alcohol Prices Help People Stop Drinking?

CBC | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Living

Alcohol prices in Canada should be raised to reduce the problems of excessive drinking, policy researchers recommend. The Canadian Centre...

Is This The CREEPIEST Commercial Ever?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Living

Forget about all those monsters in the closet — parents may have a new monster to worry about: themselves. A new campaign from Finland that aims...

How to Recognize Alcoholism

Everyday Health | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living

By Linda Foster, MA, Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH When someone you know has a drinking problem, you might wonder at what point he ...

Common Surgery May Boost Risk Of Alcohol Abuse

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Adults who undergo gastric bypass surgery to lose weight have a significantly higher risk of developing alcohol abuse problems in the secon...