When the heart says NO: The low down on addictions in the NWT – Northern News Services

February 10, 2020

As part of News/North’s special edition on Health, I thought I’d give you the skinny on mental health and addictions in the NWT.

I must have known I was going to write this article, because I spent many years doing research in places like the Gold Range, Gallery, and Trapline bars. Eschia!

Thank heavens I saw the light and finished doing my research over thirty years ago. And I want to assure you that the information I am providing is more recent than my past research. LOL.

It’s also important to note that this article discusses people aged 15 or older, even though many young people do those things. Right? Right!

Let’s start with alcohol. Forty-three per cent of everybody in the NWT who had at least one drink last year are heavy drinkers. Whoa, this means nearly half of all drinkers have four or more drinks at one sitting, at least once a month.

Read More: https://nnsl.com/nwtnewsnorth/when-the-heart-says-no-the-low-down-on-addictions-in-the-nwt/

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