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Jun 14

Addiction Recovery Resources 

What Recovery Resources Can I Afford? While it may initially seem overwhelming to consider paying for private treatment, the cost of addiction is immense. Not only is it destroying your health, relationships and quality of life, but it’s also incredibly expensive. If you look back over your substance use history you’ll see clearly that the amount of money spent is tremendous. Not only on the substances themselves but on behaviours associated with your usage. The idea of investing in...
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Jun 10

What happens during a drug or alcohol detox?

People who are physically dependent and addicted to alcohol or drugs, often need to go through a detoxification (detox) process, as an important first step in their recovery from addiction. At Aurora Recovery Centre, our professional medical detox facility supports you throughout your detox process. Twenty-four-hour care ensures that you’re as comfortable as possible and can transition smoothly from your medical detox into programming.  The importance of transitioning directly from detox...
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Jun 8

Signs of a Drinking Problem

Often people use the term alcoholic when referring to someone who is struggling with compulsive alcohol use that is having negative consequences on their lives and relationships. Having an alcohol use disorder, whether it’s at the stage of problem drinking or full-blown alcoholism does not condemn one to a lifetime of dependence. Alcohol use disorder is a treatable chronic medical condition that can be managed quite well with lifestyle and behavioural changes.  Alcohol use disorder...
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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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Sep 17

Public Addiction Treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment...

There are four provincial health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to access addiction treatment in Newfoundland, you must determine if you are located in the Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, or Labrador-Grenfell Health region. The health authorities offer services for both substance use and process addictions like gambling, as well as services for those who are using and those who are affected by a loved one's use. Newfoundland offers outpatient counseling,...
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Sep 10

Suicide Prevention Week Sept 9 – 15

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th, National Suicide Prevention Week is September 9-15, and September is International Suicide Prevention Month. Many health organizations across the world observe this month and host awareness events to help prevent suicide. Suicide in Canada Every day approximately 10 Canadians die by suicide, 9 of them were known to be living with a mental health problem. Between the ages of 20 to 64 men account for approximately 75% of suicides and women account...
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