Apr 16

Woven Into The Fibre Of Your Being

As human beings, our first instinct when something is wrong is to look around our environment and see what’s causing it. We begin making environmental changes as a solution. A new partner, living situation, job, etc. Eventually, it dawns on us that the common denominator in our problems is us.  Oh my. What a potent moment of awareness. Initially painful, this awareness means we can no longer blame external circumstances, people, and institutions for our addictive...
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Apr 4

How Can Mental Health Stigma Lead to Drug Addiction? [Q & A]

There are many schools of thought when it comes to the topic of mental health. Growing awareness of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and even addiction has led to people taking a more serious view.  Slowly but surely, people are starting to consider these ailments with the same degree of seriousness as physical ailments. However, there are still many who undermine the pervasive nature of mental health problems in our society. Those that suffer from mental health...
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Mar 29

How to Choose Addiction Treatment Centers in Alberta

Recovering from substance addiction is tricky. There’s a sense of shame entrenched in society at large surrounding drug abuse, which only makes treatment more challenging. Substance abuse relapse rates stand at 40-60%. With such a high potential for falling short, it’s no surprise that attempts at self-treatment often lead to intense relapse.  Substance addiction is a disease that demands legitimate treatment, just like any other illness. Seeking out professional treatment is...
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Jan 19

How Do I Know If My Loved One Needs an Intervention?

Living with a loved one who you fear has a substance abuse disorder such as alcoholism or drug addiction, can be very difficult. It's hard to know exactly which are the right steps to take. When the goal is to help the suffering addict or alcoholic, friends and family members need to go beyond their own resources and employ the services of a trained professional drug and alcohol Interventionists available throughout Langley, Surrey or Abbotsford, British Columbia.  The most necessary...
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Jan 19

How to Help an Alcoholic Spouse – Alberta, Canada

Being married or living common-law with someone who is struggling with an alcohol use disorder is heartbreaking and frustrating in many ways. Perhaps the person has tried several times to end their addiction or maybe the addiction has just begun after decades of marriage. Maybe the spouse was a high-functioning alcoholic, coping with job stresses and consuming large quantities of alcohol at the same time, without appearing to struggle, but they are now beginning to suffer serious consequences...
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Nov 24

Youth Substance Abuse and Intervention in Toronto, Ontario

Dealing with a young person who has substance abuse problems can leave you feeling helpless and overwhelmed as a parent or guardian. Perhaps you don’t understand how this could happen to your child, to your family. You may feel sad, frustrated and angry. These are normal feelings and you are certainly not alone. Drug and alcohol abuse is on the rise in Toronto and surrounding areas in Ontario. At Canada Drug Rehab services, we approach the treatment of addiction and mental health by...
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