April 2005

She came back from drug addiction: Former user now helps others find their way

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Lora Johnston-Corbett has a vivid recollection of the moment when she stepped off the road of drug addiction and took the first steps down the path of recovery. During her 30th or so stay at detox she asked to be sent to a Nanaimo recovery house. That was 17 years ago. Now she is a drug counsellor with the Vancouver Island Health Authority and a happy woman. She will accept the Courage to Come Back Award in the chemical-dependency category at Vancouver's Hyatt Hotel on April 28.

What do you bring to your work as a drug counsellor?

Understanding depression in adulthood

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Dr. Rob LEES

Steve Smith, the comic who plays Red Green, claims that depression is the default setting in life. Is he right?