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Loved One Has an Addiction
In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences an addiction. Even though we never imagine it happening to anyone we know, the statistics show that you likely know someone who is currently experiencing or who has previously had problems with addiction. When addiction hits closer to home, it can be extremely hard to understand why and how a loved one has become addicted to a particular substance. In many cases, family members and friends
Inpatient Rehab
When it comes to rehabilitation for substance abuse, there are a wide range of programs to choose from. The main two options are inpatient and outpatient, with inpatient treatment requiring the individual to stay in overnight facilities for a specific duration of time. The kind of program that an addict chooses to utilize is up to them, with some people choosing shorter stays such as the 30-day program, and some staying for as long as
Benefits of Gender Specific Treatment
There are many differences when it comes to the ways that men and women experience addiction. These differences include why they begin to use, how they cope and what it does to their bodies. With so many distinctions between females and males, it only makes sense that gender-specific treatment for addiction would have the potential to benefit men and women in different ways. If you or someone you know is considering taking part in gender-specific
Mental Health
The varying effects of substance abuse have the ability to mimic mental illnesses, making them difficult to differentiate from pre-existing mental illness issues. Some individuals who are abusing drugs or alcohol may already have a pre-existing mental illness, which only surfaces as a result of substance abuse. In saying that, it is possible to show signs of mental illness as a direct result of substance abuse, and this condition is referred to as “substance-induced mental
Fentanyl
As one of the most powerful drugs on the market, fentanyl has certainly made a name for itself. Unfortunately, for many people, that name is a very dangerous, very addictive one. Not everyone understands what they are subjecting themselves to, when they decide to use fentanyl recreationally. The death toll caused by opioid overdose, and this drug in particular, are a growing problem across Canada. It may be helpful for people to understand just what