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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _ IFTHBR1DGE HEUAID Monday, Mnicli ivor YWCA news of LJ L standing of intoxicant us i is true the government is spun- periling lire spring programs. Mr. defined fin intox- iciinl as. "any substance van Ix1 can become U'rial. which causes a chrmge 1 in brain (unction an altered Ily ,11'DI' 'IVIilC SUiff VsychoiK'tivi- drugs. llu1 toxicants. Alcohol, cigarot rofftv Those which' produce- a in suite- of general function or con- behavior from the normal pat- sdiuisness." tern of dav to ckiv lives. Ho said these agents arc ta- i vi., ken to produce an altered state Discussion, nu ttuuls ot i cation and individual pvohint all ili-us work of consciousness in a one day, shop for teaL-'iMTs, counsellor ami in ivLiUvi liy tlic l.elh- board iavam. re- be achieved in manners other view. i than the use of drugs such as; "This alcohol or nicotine. Drawing an analogy between the use ut intoxicants and chil- dren climbing a high platform, he said the experience could briny on different reactions. "Most kids will climb up to thro.'.1 pennies, but s a in c will see the city in a new way." The experience can provide, a new perspective, intoxicants likewise bring on a different ean happen as a life. This level works out a new understanding. it is followed by the which Low termed tentia! engineering." This is a chance in behavior, in the life situation as a result of level three under.slamling. Intoxicants are used, he said, because they provide an effoc- L tive diversion and an easy one. I "It is an activity you can de- a sh ,G [ir cics was presei bridge public drug worksiiei ceiiily. Opening sosions dueled by Ken I.ou drug cdlK-ation id lie School system, S k i r r o u'. research associ'iie with Alberta Alcohol ar.d Drug Abuse Commission. Mr. Low began wilh a gen- eral scheme of approach for the two part program: the na- ture of dnms and i'.toxicant use. and steps to consider in gripping the prob- lem in a reasonable and pro- ductive mcni-er. "It is easy to take a moral view." said Mr. lav. "hut if psychoac'.ive nse is to he un- derstood and controlled, ivc need a critical nndci'standing of the To bo involved in any type of drug odurntion planning, one must ho brcadniindcd. These include fasting, sen- sory isolation or deprivation. UVIUl IEUU11 Lm MIIUI1U ,'tiiings look different, tce-hce. Uke v-atchlnq TV it lakcs 110 'or 'things look deferent, isn t or slanijlia and liypnosis, meditation, physical trauma (state of shock) or interesting.' Tlic expe- rience has produced a change of perspective." done successfully by a two or three-year-old. Opportunities For Youth It I occur. Watch lor all notices con- j A St. Patrick's Day tea wilt be held Wednesday' from 2-5 p.m. al Hie Friend- ship Centre, 1 Avc. and 5 St. S. There will he teacup reading, bnkc table, handicrafts, white elephant box and fish pond. Ml proceeds are for Rosalia Re- habilitation Homo for Women. j soring Ixuuls of young people their summer woi-k pro- jects. Opportunities for youlh. as a government sponsored pro- gram is exciting and a wonder- ful pspericncc. T n k i u g the words Opportunities fcr Youth as they moan, many agencies have opportunities for youth. The YWCA lias programs geared lor youth of all ages fmtl offers opportunities for inter- esttxl people to gain experience in leadership. There is nothing more worthwhile than having young leading younger people and working together to mnkc up a program and see it j through. What an experience to Similarily. a two old! be involved in the development ami alpha feedback, which is a nir-lhod of controlling ones j can use ?.n intoxicant and [let [drunk successfully as lie Intoxicants strip the situation of complications, present a ili- version, a "field of selecting di- versions, one where intoxicants are easy and he Mr. Low explained the use oH said, intoxicants occurs on four Mr. stated intoxicants levels- Ik' added, all these ASCs are "The first of these identified indent on the individuals' i levels is fantasy." he said, of the situation. "where, what the individual Preparation is an important J periences, has litUe to do with part in the overall interpreta- 1 anything hi lite. It is an cffec- tion of the ASC. tive diversion." then, do people seek to i Examples are reading true niter' differ from ether diversions in, "when used chronically, in amounts, they seem to cans c reasonably significant problems." Of all intoxicants, iileohnl presents the biggest problem in the western world. It is of young minds, and be associ- ated with caring and concerned The school oriented classes will begin the week of March 20, while classes held at the Civic Centre will start I he week of March 27. Spring is coming on quickly so don't bo surprised when il arrives. Be prepared for summer, get in shape with the XI arch tion and t ho C A programs. P rog rams Of f e-rcd N Here are the programs the YWCA offers now and probab- ly will offer in the spring ses- sion. Blue Triangles, Y Teens, Junior Drama, Junior Guitar, Synchronized Swimming, Tiny Tots Creative Dancing, Ladies Keep Fit and Swim, Keep Fit atid Volleyball, Bridge, English, Lpciies Take A Break, Y o g ,1, Junior and Advanced Cyninas- lies and Adult Guitar. prople. Although it isn't a gov- For mere information the eminent program, the YWCA will be pleased to nn- and ask. A Night At Westminster Wednesday al 7 p.m. the Y Teens at Westminster School watch- addictive and poisonous, and their state of conscious- romances, comics, ness and nse intoxicants? Risk- cartoons. ing he said j The second is [actual input. it "was a matter of "something where there is an increased tn do." i repertoire, a store of facts be- The use of intoxicants pre- I ing increased, he said. attnnmt tn imHw-tind sents Jll5t onc "1Oi'c activity' in society work San Francisco alone, there are The attuiipt to whieh Ja pcrFon can chooM lo on these two levels. mere alcoholics than heroin of Lethbridge offers its own swer any question. Just phone Opportunities for Youth. The March Lion arch roared in like a lion and most people are slill standing in the bewilderment that it's 1972. It are sponsoring a lea and cvc- sccms like yesterday the j ning cf entertainment, Short WES advertising for its wiuler plays, refreshments an as- scssion of programs. UnforUm- i fortmont of activities will take atcly our winter scission is com- place. The girls have worked ing to a close, but with it conies really hard. Why not plan lo the advent of the Spring Ses- i and make this night a sion. Many of the current YWCA I worthwhile effort for tho young programs will be offered again, i poople and an evening of fun but changes will most H k e 1 y i lor yourself. Whirl-A-Ways will hold -in evening of square and round dancing Monday at p.m. in St. Augustine's parish hall. UoLiixI dance practice at p.m. All square dancers wel- come Wo me n are asked lo please bring a box lunch. A program of planning and serving meals will bo present- ed by the Extension Division of the Alberta Department of Ag- riculture on Thursday at p.m. in room 9 of the Lelh- bridgc Community C.o liege. There is no prc-rcgistration or fees. for the evening will Mrs. Nick MaJcarenko and Mra. George Mihalik. The Women's Federation of St. Andrews Church will meet in the lounge on Tuesday at 18: 15 p.m. A missionary group will prc.wnt a film on Africa. Misses Janice and Elte-i An- derson will speak to members United Church African Safari, p.m. The pro- i be attributed for more hos- pital admissions, deaths, ind suicides. Withdrawal is more likely to bo fatal than that of heroin addiction, and lie said in r bring about a diversion, you are different from before." intoxicants is a relatively new ?ctivitv for mankind." he Mid. i 1lko riding. "The m-ea is one which is poor- or walkmg. ly understood, and is controlled by a knowledge perpetuated by superstition, old wives tales and a type of common sense winch proves to be no sense at i all. "The general population is j not at all sophisticated in Ihe I understanding of intoxicants, i and we won't be today or to- morrow or in five years. But i we can get some good ideas on it." to At tho third level, an abstrac- tion of p r inci pies oce urs. A "The key component is j change which brings about ange." he said, ''intoxicants i questions of, what docs this mean in relation to. or in terms of. or how does this affect my addicts in all the United States combined. Mr. Low nddcd. ;ione cannot use alcohol and condemn the i non-medical use of drugs with- out being a hypocrite.'' Mrs. Don Hildchrandt will convene a reception to he held at tho home cf Mrs. p. Al. Campbell following ft recital lo be given by Miss Katie John- son, Sunday, March 19 at tnc of McKillop CGIT at an Tuesday at 7 grain will feature native crafts, foods and nnisic. The Lad !es 0 ran ge Lodge will hold the monthly meeting Tuesday at p.m. 'in tha gas company auditorium. Hostes- ses will be Mrs. D. Mikklnson and Mrs. M. Paskuski. The Ogden unit of Southmin- stcr UCW will meet in room 1 of the church, Tuesday at p.m. with hostess Mrs. Lou Firth. Members are reminded bring articles Leone, Africa. Sierra The regular business meeting of St. Mary's ACW will be held Yales Centre. Assisting will he n 2 p.m. in ,he parisi; Limia Wilder. Terry Wolsey haU. MFS. V. Friend will be THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes -natives Monday, Mar, 6fh JACKPOT 5155 56 NOS. "20 AlARM BINGO" Gold Card Pay Double Door Cards (Many olher extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 for Si 13lh St. and 6th Avc. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed as Jan Skirrow, drug abuse research associate, demonstrated tlie extent of in- toxicant or psyclioEictive drug use in North America, or what lie refers to as "pilt popping." Mr. Skirrow said what the young pocple of today are do- ing is ''mirroring our own (adult) behavior" and this in his view was "disappointing." lie said young people have been brought up with the idea ''if you don't like the way your I body is. we've got something to fix it "We are urged to take drugs for the most trivial of ailments, j he said. We are a nation of drug push- ers and Indoctrination begins early. drug-use diversion as an alter- 1' slogans j native. One selected from a field of alternatives, said Mr. i with "pills are pals" for the pre-schooler. ran a three year! Low- year old distinguish between a I In the life style of every per- chocolnte covered vitamin, and i son, he said, there arc cxpe- other 'pals' in the medicine i nonces of highs and lows. In he said. looking back on a period of time, the highs will likely be He went on to say how so- ciety is made up of self- meriioating people, who decide when lo lake a drug, how often and what for. repeated, and often these highs are the use of an intoxicant. Hut, if a person is given "living skills." which provide only do we diagnose for torn adequately wilh the capa- i ijjijtjps to provide and select Using examples of mass me- j said. he said, -ibut for our children.1' "Commercials put across the point that happiness can be found through altering our- selves with drugs, and self- diagnosis is he dia commercials and advertise- ments, 'values' he of showed how the taking drugs are fc i pushed on the public. BINGO RAINBOW HALL 5th N. TUESDAY, MARCH 7th AT 8 P.M. First Jackpol in 55 Nos., 2nd Jackpot in 58 Noi. Free and Games, 25t per Card, 5 Cards Sl.OO 3 Free Games Door Prize No Children Under )6 Yean Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association No alternatives are in n given situation, olher than, "our product, drug, is the an- swer." WHAT CAN BE DONE Before there can he a solu- tion or a beginning to drug odn- I cation, there must be an imdnr- standing of the nature of the from a number of diversions, experience a number of highs in life, and have these highs figure prominently, then, in- toxicant ILSO can be controlled. "ff the skills are there in a person, using intoxicants won't become a he said, "he'll know how to control, how to use those Ho said a person who has a variety of peak experiences, or highs, is less interested in tox- icants, Besides giving facls, giving some sort of model for the use intoxicant in relation lo Ihe life i of intoxicants is needed I style of the individual. v skills to a "An intoxicant produce.- eu-! Is vvllal phpria, an assured state of wcil I ATTEND THE ALL NEW This state of well being may be integrated into the context j of the individual's life, where, if controlled, causes no problems. This state, when established outside of the life context, one which is a detached reaction and untouchable, presents diffi- j cullies, From the educational point i I of view, one must understand PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMtS 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM [Upstairs] EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. 8 p.jn. IN THE CLUBROOMS First 12 Games First Card Others 25c each 1st No. Jackpot (increases Weekly) 2nd No. Jackpot (Incroases Weekly) Extra 5 Games Cards 25c each or 5 for Blackout in 57 Numbers All regular games pay double if won in 7 nos. or less LETHBRIDGE HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 3611 FORESTRY AVENUE, LETHBRIDGE {Includes Sweet and Sours) and BAZAAR Saturday, Aftar. llfh 4 Jo 7 p.m. PER PLATE TAKE-OUT ORDERS AVAILABLE! 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-4S36 TRiTCH KNIT SEWING CLASSES START TUESDAY, MARCH 14th 8 LESSONS FOR ONLY LEARN TO MAKE; O T-Shitti O Zippen without .eomi O Slatki Gore) Skirti Al Pocco O Balhing Suiti e lingerie Instruct Please Enroll Me In The Stretch Knit Classes Beginning March 14 1 I Name j Address ....................................Phone i "Wouldn't it be nice if hospitals would call back all babies born the year you were, for possible oersonality Swmi.stoD. The regular monthly mooting of the Symphony Women's I League will be hold r.n Tuesday al p.m. in Hie home of Mrs. G. II. Meek, 1718 20 St. S. New Members weleome. The regular monthly meeting of the Oldman River Potters' Guild will be held Tuesday at the Bowman Art Centre. En- vironment shewn. '71 slides will be The Ladies Aid to SI. Peter and St. Paul's Greek Catholic Church will hold a regular meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at p.m. in the Auxiliary in the parish hall. Hostesses I Hospital lounge. Letlibridgc Chapter. Certified Nursing Aide regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday UKRAINIAN GREEK-ORTHODOX CHURCH BASEMENT Cor. Street and 71 li Avenuo N. PUBLIC BINGO EVERY TUESDAY p.m. DOOR PRIZE FREE CARDS FREE GAMES BINGO CARDS 25c EACH 5 CARDS BLACKOUT IN 56 NUMBERS OR LESS [Jiiefcpot Increases WceVlv) JACKPOT Tn 7 Numbers or less Three seven numbers or less Jackpot each Sorry No person under 16 yean of age allowed Where do students have their own complete on-campus TV studio? "Inside Salt." Students come to Sail lo "learn hy doing" and Sail's facilities are geared lo help (hem do their Ihing. Take the TV studio "inside Sail backs up its qualified communication arts faculty with sophisticated film and video-tape capabilities, telecine chains, a compact master control studio even "feed facilities" to telecast from "SAIT-TV" directly over commercial channels. In this and many other fields of technology, Sait simulates actual career conditions in theory and practice from medical science lo metallurgy, cooking to construction. Are you career ready? A Sait career aptitude interview will help you make certain that you select the right program. For further information, DIAL CAREERS: 284-8413. SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY April 15 12noon-6p.m. ;