Feb 11

Gender-Specific Treatment

Early Research Included Mostly Male Participants When research and studies on addiction began taking place, much of the research focused on male addiction. Men tended to have more substance dependency issues than women; a 5:1 ratio. That ratio then dropped down to 2.5:1. Addiction research on men, in the past, was often used to generalize female substance dependency problems. As a result, advocacy for female-specific treatment became prevalent in the 1990s and thereafter. Women & Men...
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Feb 10

How Do I Choose The Best Treatment Facility

How do I Choose the Best Treatment Facility? Some Canadian treatment centers take part in a rigorous process of surveying, feedback, and quality improvement in order to maintain an accredited healthcare status. Accreditations and licensing can get confusing when you’re looking for addiction treatment, so we will try to make it easier to understand through this blog. There is a full spectrum of treatment options in Canada. They range from large-scale residential facilities with multiple...
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Feb 5

Inpatient Vs Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient vs outpatient treatment: Which is right for me? The day you or a loved one decide to enteraddiction treatment can be both an exhilarating and terrifying one. Everything after today will change. Now that you’ve decided to go to treatment, which one will you go to? This may be a question you never considered, because, really, how many kinds of treatment are there? You may be surprised to hear, then, that there are an overwhelming number of different treatment types based on...
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Feb 1

LGBTQ Addiction Treatment

In several studies ranging from 2000 to 2011, many LGBTQ individuals reported negative treatment experiences. Reports noted unsupportive staff, heterosexual attitudes, discomfort around peers, and anxiety when sharing personal details. As a result, many researchers have suggested gay and lesbian specific rehab programming. Such programs include typical addiction therapy for alcohol, drugs, and processes (gambling, sex, and food), but also address homosexual-specific issues like internal...
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Jan 10

OxyNEO Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is being seen more and more among all ages and demographics. Painkillers, or Opioids, like Oxycodone and Methadone are some of the most commonly misused prescriptions. These medications can become very addictive if not effectively monitored by both patient and physician. In the last few years, Canada has seen many changes to the popular painkiller, Oxycontin. Manufacturers changed Oxycontin’s formula shortly before their patent on the painkiller expired (which would...
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Jan 1

Social Vs. Medical Detox

Detox for substances use and dependency refers to the removal of toxins from the body of an individual. Detox services seek to reduce the harms caused by intoxication and substance misuse and treat the immediate symptoms that occur post-use. Managing a life-threatening intoxication (e.g. overdose or alcohol poisoning) is not classified as detox and is generally treated in hospital environments like the emergency room. When someone chooses to attend detox (all entry to withdrawal units in...
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