Posts Tagged ‘Substance Abuse’

Learning from Robin Williams’ suicide

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Comedian and actor Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014. According to local law enforcement authorities, he probably died by suicide. Williams had it all: a rare talent, a great career, family, friends. However, talent, wealth, fame, family, and friends can mean nothing when you suffer from an acute, deep depression, and believe you have Read more

Solvent abuse on the rise in Auckland

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson has said her staff have reported a rise in clients showing symptoms of solvent abuse. However, it was too early to indicate it is linked to withdrawal from synthetic highs, as many of her clients have stockpiled the drugs, she said. Mrs Robertson said she is monitoring a group of Read more