CMHA ordered to pay lost wages, damages to former employee

The Westman branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association discriminated against an employee when it fired the woman over a "perceived addiction" to alcohol, an adjudicator has ruled. The association has been ordered to pay lost wages and damages to the Brandon woman. Isha Khan, counsel for… alcohol and addiction news

Opportunities lost

Former NBA star Chris Herron spoke last month to a huge crowd of inmates. Herron played for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, but struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. alcohol and addiction news

Opportunities lost

Former NBA star Chris Herron spoke last month to a huge crowd of inmates. Herron played for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, but struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. alcohol and addiction news

Victoria Costello: Addiction Causes: Understanding Self Medication And How I Lost My Sister To Substance Abuse

In light of the continuing controversy surrounding Whitney Houston's death, here is a look at the science behind the central and often misunderstood concept of self-medication in addiction and recovery. My interest in this is personal. My sister Rita died of a multiple drug cocktail at age 38. alcohol and addiction news

Amy Winehouse’s lost tolerance to alcohol killed her

Doctor Robert Le Fevre, who has treated thousands of patients with addictions, said it was likely that Amy Winehouse’s reduced tolerance to alcohol contributed to her death. alcohol and addiction news

Lost in addiction offers help to family members

FAMILY members, partners and friends of people who have died or suffered as a result of drug or alcohol addiction are invited to spend a reflective hour with each other. alcohol and addiction news