OASI Meeting with Standing Committee for Gozo Affairs

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The OASI Foundation was invited to attend a meeting of the Standing Committee for Gozo Affairs to discuss the impact that Covid-19 is having on our beneficiaries and services.  A recording of the meeting can be listened to on the Parliament website.   More information can be found in this article by Hon. Dr. Justyne Caruana,… Read more »

Denial is the Greatest Enemy of the Truth

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Denial is the greatest enemy of the truth; It puts you in a bubble and cuts you off completely from reality; Makes you extremely sensitive to the least important thing; Whilst continuing to seek attention endlessly!   I lived my life with very low esteem. I was bullied, cut myself to physically relieve myself from… Read more »

6 Subtle Signs You Have an Anger Problem

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Anger is a normal human emotion, and can be beneficial in the right context. For example, righteous anger can help us defend ourselves from other people. Unfortunately, inappropriate and frequent episodes of anger can undermine your relationships, career, and health. Shouting, swearing, and throwing objects are all obvious signs of pathological anger, but did you know it’s possible… Read more »

Prevention

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“A CLEVER person solves a problem, A WISE person avoids it” – Albert Einstein    Prevention means: recognizing the possibilities of harm and preparing oneself beforehand or take action to stop it from happening. The main focus here is for every citizen, adults and especially school children, to never have any reason to resort to any dependency…. Read more »

OASI Foundation Operations 2019

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The OASI Foundation continued to experience an increase in people who used its services due to drug-related problems that are considered recreational. The Foundation’s Therapy Team works with over 200 cases a year. In 2019, 44% had problems directly related to cocaine use, while 25% asked for help due to alcohol-related difficulties and 9% due… Read more »

Debate on Cannabis for So-Called ‘Recreational’ Use

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Caritas Malta, Sedqa, the OASI Foundation and the Maltese Association of Psychiatry are in agreement that: There needs to be more sensitivity towards persons who use cannabis. The Law of 2015 – Drug Dependence (Treatment Not Imprisonment) Act – was an effective law and a step forward so that those persons caught with small amounts… Read more »

Healthy Living

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) is an infectious disease that has limited our daily activities and confined us to our homes. For some, this dramatic change in lifestyle can be tough and isolating. Those of us who enjoyed going about their daily business, now find themselves stuck at home. We all eagerly await the news that this new… Read more »

A Reflection … A Woman … A Mother

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The following story is a true refection of a young, married woman, who with no fault of hers, found herself in a situation where her husband became a victim of alcohol and drug abuse. She tries to find a reason and searches for help and a solution to the problem. When one reads the story… Read more »