Your Life Belongs to You.
Take It Back.
We love you. You´re probably thinking, " You don´t know me".
But... if people can hate for no reason, we can love for no reason.
Our main goal is to help others. The staff of the Pama Golden Knights Academy is entirely composed of athletes and former athletes. As a result, we saw first hand many of the difficulties faced daily in sports. This includes substance use and abuse its related behaviors, including mental illness.
We know that the excessive consumption of alcohol and other drugs is present in the hockey world. In addition, many athletes suffer from mental illness such as anxiety and depression, which are often derived from the consumption of these substances or even feelings such as insecurity about how their lives will be after the end of their career.
Keep reading this page with a certainty: we at Pama Golden Knights Academy are with you.
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Old ways won’t open new doors. Since I’ve stopped drinking, it has cleared my mind to explore a new chapter in my life and start up a coffee company. I believe that life can get “stale” if you stay numb. If you can make a small change and somehow “shake” up your old routine, you will be able find something to be passionate about in this world. It could be your saving grace!
Addiction and alcoholism grabbed ahold of me at an early age after countless efforts to get sober.
At 21 years old, I finally got it .
My perspective on life has completely changed and more than anything else, I find joy in helping other people get sober. Today I own a business, follow through with commitments, and do not struggle to stay sober as long as I follow the steps that are required to remain at peace.
Support Groups & General Information
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved.
Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.
Addiction Center has been an informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders. Addiction Center works with nationally recognized treatment facilities to provide treatment counseling, rehab placement and insurance/financial consultations for those seeking help.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries today.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Written specifically for a teen audience. Features include:
Drug Facts – scientific facts about drugs, including how they are used and by how many teens, how they affect the brain and body, and how many people die as a result of use. In addition, click on the tabs to see videos, games, infographics, blog posts, publications, and questions and answers from NIDA’s Chat Day with teens—all related to that specific drug.
NIDA also has available Drug Facts written for adults and Easy-to-Read Drug Facts, written for low literacy adults.
Drugs & Health Blog – posts bring a scientific perspective to news reports about drugs and focus on how drug use can impact the everyday lives and health of teens. From the risks of second-hand marijuana smoke to the role of social media in decision making, posts connect teens with the latest drug use research and news.
Videos and Games – from videos that let you decide what the characters do next, to animations on why drugs are so hard to quit, to in-depth graphics on the human brain, NIDA videos have you covered.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
At CAMH, it's our goal to provide hope and a path toward recovery from mental illness and substance use for anyone in need.
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.