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Clearing the Smoke on Marijuana: Is It Harmless After All?

Marijuana use has split people into two camps: those firmly against it and all of its uses, including medical ones and those who are backing up its potential and harmlessness for both therapeutic reasons as well as recreational ones. This situation is particularly more alive than ever in North America. The use of cannabis as [...]

October 12th, 2018|Marijuana Addiction|Comments Off on Clearing the Smoke on Marijuana: Is It Harmless After All?

Why Drug Rehab Treatment Should Always Address Mental Health

At least one in every five Canadians experiences a mental illness or a substance abuse every single year. Look around and think that it could be a friend, a co-worker, the person bagging groceries at the local shop or the one who just walked pass on the street. For most of the times it’s virtually [...]

September 22nd, 2018|Drug Rehab|Comments Off on Why Drug Rehab Treatment Should Always Address Mental Health

Addiction Is a Lot Like Heart Disease, So Why Are We Not Approaching It The Same Way?

Drugs - whether alcohol, cannabis, heroin, opioids or any other addictive substance - alter how the brain functions. These changes persist long after the drug’s effects are gone and even after an individual has stopped using the drug. This is possibly an explanation as to why people who abuse drugs often relapse even after years [...]

August 14th, 2018|Drug Addiction|Comments Off on Addiction Is a Lot Like Heart Disease, So Why Are We Not Approaching It The Same Way?

Be in the Know: Canada’s Latest Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Facts

Most people enjoy the occasional glass of wine with our meal, and the nonchalance of folks having a couple of drinks at the end of the day seems far from becoming a problem. Perhaps it is why countless people don’t think they have a problem. There are also cultural and social aspects associated with drinking, [...]

July 24th, 2018|Drug Addiction|Comments Off on Be in the Know: Canada’s Latest Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Facts

Prescription Painkiller Use in Canada

Prescription Painkiller Canada is currently ranked 2nd for the world’s biggest consumers of pharmaceutical opioids. Despite the fact that the country is experiencing some of its worst numbers for opioid abuse and overdoses, the number of painkiller prescriptions continue to increase. Ironically, another number that continues to increase is the number of therapies meant to [...]

February 16th, 2018|Drug Addiction|Comments Off on Prescription Painkiller Use in Canada

How to Stop Smoking Weed

Marijuana is the most popularly used illegal drug in Canada, and Canadian youth possess some of the highest user numbers (28%) compared to other developed countries. It has been reported that the chronic use of marijuana can have dangerous effects within the body, affecting both the physical and mental aspects of the body and impeding [...]

February 14th, 2018|Marijuana Addiction|Comments Off on How to Stop Smoking Weed

Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

Traveling for Addiction Treatment Improves Long-Term Recovery When an individual has made the decision to visit a rehabilitation centre for their addiction, a few questions might come to mind first including, “Where should I go?”, “Should I stay near home?” and “Would I benefit from going away?” Oftentimes users will assume that it makes the [...]

February 12th, 2018|Addiction Rehab|Comments Off on Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

6 Warning Signs of Opioid Addiction

Opioids are a type of medicine that are commonly used to help relieve pain. To do this, opioids alter the signals being sent between the body and the brain, thus relieving the intensity of the pain and discomfort felt. Opioids also have the ability to alter the way the brain responds to pain, and are [...]

February 10th, 2018|Opioid Addiction|Comments Off on 6 Warning Signs of Opioid Addiction

How Does Methadone Treatment Work?

Methadone is a type of opioid that is used both to alleviate pain, and can also be used to taper individuals off of other opioids for which they’ve become addicted. Although methadone does not affect individuals in the same way that other addictive opioids can, it still maintains the potential to become addictive. When used [...]

February 10th, 2018|Methadone Addiction|Comments Off on How Does Methadone Treatment Work?

What Is The Drug Oxycontin Used For

What is the drug OxyContin used for? This is a common question. OxyContin, which is more commonly referred to as oxycodone, is a type of opioid narcotic medication that is used for controlling pain. When considering the question, “What is the drug OxyContin used for,” it is important to note that oxycodone is an extremely [...]

January 26th, 2018|OxyContin|Comments Off on What Is The Drug Oxycontin Used For