The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Adam Ward had tried to quit smoking before, but it wasn't until he tried vaping that it finally stuck. Now he's trying to help others do the same through his own two vape shops in south Calgary.

The cycle of addiction is difficult to break free from. However, recovery is not as simple as cutting out a behaviour. It is a progressive journey, often with many setbacks, towards physical and mental wellness.

David Harris has a picture of his son Cameron that was taken when he was seven years old.

Typically, when it comes to most children and youth textbooks on mental health, they too heavily revolve around diagnostic criteria, say a group of Alberta educators.