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