Summary: A socio-drama that underlines the message that prevention begins at home and that parents have a role to play by helping children develop positive self-esteem, decision-making skills, and the ability to cope with peer pressure
A Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Nurses, designer, evaluator and 2 clients describe the early intervention program designed by Capital Health in collaboration with Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. A program to help assess drinking habits for people whose use of alcohol is starting to cause problems in their lives.
"The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the strategic directions that Vancouver Coastal Health intends to undertake on a regional basis to address mental health and addiction services."
Review: "Noted critic, novelist and essayist Sheed recounts his recovery from three major illnesses in this highly personal, torturous, oddly exhilarating chronicle. The first illness, polio, struck in 1945 when he was 14. With unbridled optimism, Sheed struggled for years with a disease that ``seemed much more like a vacation from the pains of growing up than an addition to them.'' The book's centerpiece, his plunge into depression triggered by addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol in his mid-50s, unfolds a nightmare of panic attacks, manic highs, proliferating phobias and suicidal dementia. Sheed found scant relief through a stay in a sanatorium, antidepressants or lithium, on all of which he heaps scorn. His recovery seemed to follow its own logic and inner mechanisms of healing. Diagnosed with cancer in 1991, he underwent operations of the tongue and neck, as well as radiation treatments, a two-year ordeal he describes with wit and gallantry." -- Reed Elsevier Inc.