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What to Do After Rehab

Apr 23
So, you have completed your rehabilitation program for a substance addiction, and you’re ready to embrace sobriety out in the big, wide world. Don’t be alarmed if you’re scared at first—or even if you’re still scared months later. You’ve got a long road ahead of you, but it is incomparably worth all of the effort to enjoy a healthier, clearer and fuller life. If you’ve just finished your rehabilitation program and you’re heading back into
Inhalent Abuse

What are the Signs of Inhalant Abuse?

Apr 21
Inhalant abuse is the intentional inhaling of chemicals, meant to create the feeling of being “high” and obtaining feelings of euphoria. Individuals who abuse inhalants often become dependent on them, based on their high level of accessibility. As opposed to other forms of drugs that are obtained through dealers or prescriptions, inhalants can be found in regular household items. Although not as popular as they were in the 90’s, inhalants continue to be an issue,
Ways to help a recovering addict

Ways to Help a Recovering Addict

Apr 20
Substance abuse is a continuous and serious problem for Canadians. Many people are dealing with substance dependencies all over the country, and as a result, many people are directly affected by their struggles. Whether you’re a friend, family member or acquaintance of an individual who has experienced substance addiction, you’d be surprised how helpful or harmful even the simplest of actions can be. If you’re in the presence of a recovering addict, there are things
Recovering addicts reduce stress

Ways a Recovering Addict Can Reduce Stress

Apr 18
Stress affects us all; however, what is different for each of us, is the ways our bodies react to it, and how we respond to it. For some people, stressful situations might be easily-managed. For others, however, stress can be a very debilitating emotion. Individuals who are recovering from an addiction often have a hard time managing stress, because they no longer have the outlet they used to rely on. Without the option to drink
Living with recovering addict

Tips for Living with a Recovering Addict

Apr 17
When an addict returns from their rehabilitation treatment, this doesn’t mean that they’re automatically cured. In fact, the recovery process of an addict is a life-long journey that requires the daily decision to avoid temptation and embrace a healthier lifestyle. For those who are living with an individual who is recovering, they will know that addiction doesn’t just affect the addict. Addiction touches many people close to a suffering addict, and when the time comes
Quitting Opioids

Things to Know About Quitting Opioids

Apr 16
Opioids act on the opioid receptors in our bodies, creating an effect similar to that of morphine. Opioids are a very addictive type of drug, and there are wide range of substances grouped into this category including heroin, fentanyl and OxyContin. In 2016, more than 2,800 Canadians died of opioid-related overdoses. The numbers average out to 8 deaths per day across the country, with the epidemic affecting every province. For those opioid addicts who are