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Top Reasons to Study in Canada

August 14th, 2013 1:19 am

1. Canada has some of the top colleges and universities in the world

According to THE (The Higher Education) magazine, Canada has the reputation for some of the finest institutes of higher education in the entire world.

2. Affordable Options

While the quality of education in Canada is amongst the highest in the world, the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are still generally lower than in other countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States.

3. Employable Skills Once You Graduate

According to the Council of Canadian Educators, “Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that you’ll be earning a high-quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career over the long term. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries.”

So once obtaining a degree in Canada, you have received a degree of significant value which indicates that you possess the requisite skill in a competitive workplace.

4. Canada is a Welcoming Country

Canada recently invested ten times their usual budget to attract foreign students to Canada. This country is committed to welcoming more foreign students because of the benefit that these students bring to our country. Canada views foreign students as enriching our country in many ways, as we thrive in an environment where people from different cultures mutually benefit from coming to our country.

5. Beautiful Country

Forbes Magazine reported on July 2, 2013 that Canada was the number one ranked country for “the degree to which people trust, admire, respect and have a good feeling for a particular place or their emotional bond to the country.” Canada is the second largest country in the world. It has beautiful ocean front views, glorious fresh water lakes and rivers, mountains and plains.

6. Strong Economy

According to Chris Ridell writing for the National Post, the reasons for Canada being ranked at the top of the G-7 nations is:

“The World Bank labelled Canada the best place in the G7 nations to start a business, and thanks to an open immigration policy it’s comparatively easy to enter the country. Add a strong banking system, growing job market, and high standard of living, and it’s no wonder.”

7. Respect for Human Rights

Canada prides itself on a legal and political system that promotes and provides a healthy respect for human rights founded on the principle that we are all equal.

8. Quality Environment and Safety Protection

Visitors to Canada are often struck by the cleanliness of our major cities and the pristine conditions in the country. Canada has the largest reservoir of fresh water lakes in the world. Our food and products are tested to ensure their quality and safety.

9. Diversity

Multiculturalism in Canada is the sense of an equal celebration of racial, religious and cultural backgrounds. Multiculturalism policy was officially adopted during the 1970s and 1980s by the Canadian government.

10. Quality of Life

United Nation’s Human Development Index has frequently listed Canada as having the highest quality of life in the world.

So in summary, Canada offers great opportunity to foreign students wishing to pursue their dreams in a foreign and welcoming land.

Drug Addiction, Physical and Psychological Effects

July 19th, 2012 4:47 am

The general effects of abuse or addiction to any drug are devastating and the specific physical and psychological effects of drug abuse and addiction tend to vary based on the particular substance involved. Psychologically, intoxication with or withdrawal from a substance can cause everything from euphoria as with alcohol, Ecstasy, or inhalant intoxication, to paranoia with marijuana or steroid intoxication, to severe depression or suicidal thoughts with cocaine or amphetamine withdrawal. Intoxication with a substance can cause physical effects that range from marked sleepiness and slowed breathing as with intoxication with heroin or sedative hypnotic drugs, to the rapid heart rate of cocaine intoxication, or the tremors to seizures of alcohol withdrawal.

Drug abuse and addiction have no single cause. However, there are a number of biological, psychological, and social factors, called risk factors, that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing a chemical-abuse or chemical-dependency disorder. The frequency to which substance-abuse disorders occur within some families seems to be higher than could be explained by an addictive environment of the family. Therefore, most substance-abuse professionals recognize a genetic aspect to the risk of drug addiction.

Psychological associations with substance abuse or addiction include mood disorders like depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, thought disorders like schizophrenia, as well as personality disorders like antisocial personality disorder. Social risk factors for drug abuse and addiction include male gender, being between 18 and 44 years of age, Native-American heritage, unmarried marital status, and lower socioeconomic status. According to statistics by state, people residing in the West tend to be at higher risk for chemical abuse or dependency. While men are more at risk for developing a chemical dependency like alcoholism, women seem to be more vulnerable to becoming addicted to alcohol at much lower amounts of alcohol consumption.

Gender specific homes are the norm, as this approach removes inhibitions and issues associated with inter-gender interactions

The Granite House men’s drug rehab has a proven history of helping men as they seek to recover from their addictions to drugs or alcohol.