Navigation Links
Learn From a Leader: Smitherman shares a personal story about his battle with drugs

Ontario's health minister made a public confession, during his speech at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health Courage to Come Back, that he had spent precious// five years in the throes of drug addiction. Being perhaps the first cabinet minister to admit that he is also gay, the minister spoke of his suffering and struggle with drugs, which he eventually gave up only due to courage and conviction.

"It made me realize it would really not be right to mount the podium and make the traditional greeting," Smitherman said "So I said what was in my heart. I left the room a better person. It was liberating. If it comes back to haunt me, so be it."

He shared with the public, that it was the inner drive to give up drugs that was a key motivator in ensuring his success. He had taken counseling with a drug specialist psychiatrist on about 15 to 20 occasions. He had to get away from the friends circle and abstain from alcohol, to kick the drug habit.

Smitherman's potent message to people who do drugs, is that barring all the despondency , if somebody has the will to give up drug addiction, one can really come out if it.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. No “ Lower Limit “ To The Age At Which Children Can Learn New Wors
2. Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People
3. Learning Just How Different We Are
4. Learning process to be regulated by altering brain protein
5. Better Research Rats To Help In Learning About Hypertension
6. Math Learning Disorder Higher in Boys
7. Math Learning Disorder Higher In Boys
8. Boys Suffer More Mathematics Learning Disorder Than Girls
9. Worms Learn To Choose Their Diet
10. Respecting Dwarfs- A Lesson To Be Learnt From Ancient Egyptians
11. Learning About Healthy Diet Choices Begins At Schools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to ... a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg ... Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among ... Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading ... and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced ... Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed ... other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate ... the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: