Everything There is To Know About Addiction Detox
An estimated quarter of a billion people around the world which is the equivalent of 5% of the global adult population, used drugs at least once in 2015. Over 29 million are today addicted to some sort of substance. The burden is immense and it has implications at an individual level, as well as for countries and overall global health. Detox or rehabilitation treatment is complex which is why clinicians have created something called the
The Way Forward: Personalizing Approaches to Tackle Canada’s Alcohol Problems
Alcohol has been manufactured, consumed and many times abused by people all over the world since pre-historic times. So why is it now a greater issue than it was before? There are a number of factors that played a role in this. To begin with, alcohol consumption has been normalized up to a point where very few people perceive it to be a drug. Following years and years of media exposure and societal embrace of
There Are Risks and There Is Hope: Canada’s Fentanyl Ground Zero
Every day people get addicted. Whether it’s alcohol, the so-called party drugs, opioids or prescription medicines. Every day families are devastated, relationships are broken, lives are changed forever. Babies and children are exposed to such behaviours, putting them at risk to becoming addicted as well. It’s a vicious circle that must be stopped. Abusing opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain drugs is a serious global problem that threatens health. Remember back
What to Do After Rehab
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
What are the Signs of Inhalant Abuse?
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
Ways to Help a Recovering Addict
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