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The Effects of Early Attachment and Environment on Substance Use Disorders

The term “disorder” is more medically accurate than “addiction” and helps to signify substance use disorders as a legitimate medical condition. Its use is only appropriate in cases where the individual meets the conditions required for diagnosis of a substance use disorder specified in DSM-V. Substance use disorders can be diagnosed according to severity (low, moderate or severe). The term “addiction” has historically been adopted to describe the severe end of substance use disorders. Many substances and behaviors can become … Read More

Of Substance

“Of Substance” is a new set of articles that will deal on the growing Opioid Crisis in Canada. Canadian Paramedicine would like to thank Charlene Vacon for reaching out to us with this proposal and for agreeing to speerhead this important innitiative. Ask any paramedic if Canada is in a drug crisis and they’ll tell you it’s at its worst now. We see what’s happening behind the front doors of quaint cozy homes, closed to most people but calling to … Read More