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Gambling problems among teens linked to free online games

A new study found adolescents who played free social casino games were significantly more likely to play for money both online and on land, and they were more likely to have gambling problems. The study by the Centre for Addiction» 

Health

Mental health campaign aims to reduce stigma

A major Canadian company has launched a t-shirt campaign to raise awareness about mental health issues and to help fund support services. The Hudson’s Bay Company is a global retailer and this campaign is part of a larger one in» 

Health, Society

Mystery donation is largest ever for mental health

Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital has just received a 100-million-dollar anonymous donation. This is the largest-ever Canadian donation for mental health and will be dedicated to finding the causes and cures for mental illness. Over six million» 

Health, Society

National plan needed to curb opioid deaths: experts

Experts in addiction are asking for a national strategy to fight what they call “rampant prescribing of opioids” and to reduce the high number of related deaths. An estimated 2,000 Canadians died from opioid overdoses in 2015 and provinces are “on track”» 

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Genes greatly affect ability to quit smoking

Quitting smoking is difficult, but is more difficult for some people than others. A person’s genetic makeup plays a large part in determining who will succeed by going cold turkey and could also help figure out what cessation program would» 

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Drinking alcohol and pregnancy- more concerns

It’s a shocking number of diseases, 428. That’s the number of diseases determined to co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD is a term used to describe a broad range of disabilities that can occur in people»