What good are drinking guidelines if no one knows about them?
Posted by Tina Barton & Sheena Gereghty on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Do you know the effects that having a glass of wine a night is having on your health? Or how your risk for certain diseases and cancers increases with every drink? If your answer is “no,” then you aren’t alone. Despite the fact that 78% of us drink, many Canadians aren’t aware of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, let alone what the guidelines are (no more than two a day, 10 a week for women; three a day, 15 a week for men). Read more
Drug Education Takes Many Forms
Posted by Bette Reimer on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
Drug education does not solely require educating people about drugs; it can also mean educating them about how to use drugs safely. This increases their capacity to mitigate the risks related to drugs, empowering them to manage their substance use. In turn, this helps them make better decisions about use in the context of their own unique situation. The Safer Use series, developed by CARBC, offers practical ways for people who use substances to be active players in their own well-being, including helping them develop skills in managing their patterns of use, as well as adopt safer modes of use and ways to mitigate risk. Read more