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Aug 03 | Posted By

What does “Addiction Transfer” mean?


Addiction transfer happens when a person transfers their original/initial compulsive behaviour to another behaviour. They get the original “problematic” behaviour under control, and then another one appears in a different area of life. This new behaviour starts to display similar issues such as compulsion, obsession, and an inability to stop performing it even though that…

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Jul 27 Posted By

5 Tips to Help Drug Proof Your Children

You've done the “make sure you look both ways before you cross the street” safety talk, the “Birds and Bees” and “where do babies come from" life talk, and the dreaded "alcohol and drugs". These discussions are a sampling of the many milestone talks that parents will have with their children as they grow up. For many parents, the alcohol and drug talk can be one of the most challenging. Here are 5 tips to help parents drug proof their kids from the harms associated with drugs and alcohol: 1. Be Mindful of your Relationship with Alcohol and Drugs A child's greatest influence is their parent(s). Parents are likely to...

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Jul 18 Posted By

The 3 C’s of Addiction Test: Are You...

When families call treatment centres for help, they often struggle with being certain about whether or not their loved one has an addiction. Even professionals in the field sometimes confuse addiction with substance abuse so it’s not surprising when families have trouble telling the difference. While there are a number of tests out there, there is  a very simple, effective test called the 3 C's of Addiction. Basically, the 3 C's of addiction stand for 3 characteristics that must be present in order for a bad habit to be considered an addiction. An addiction can be to a substance such as drugs or alcohol or to a process like gambling or...

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