In a location somewhere, someone eats dinner alone after another day of hard work. This is their life now. They have no friends. They do what they need to do - to sustain their life - to feed their addiction.
After an incident or experience that an individual finds agonizing or deeply disturbing, a psychological or emotional response often takes place. Trauma can have a significant impact, or none at all; trauma can be long-lasting, or fleeting in nature.
Let's be clear about how drug use almost always starts: teenagers or young adults decide that it'd be fun to experiment a little bit together in a social setting. No harm, no foul - right? If only it always worked out that way.
We hear about addiction all the time in Canada, but how does it stack up Vs. Mental Health? It's time to take a closer look.