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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
Nov 24

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Is addiction a disease or a choice? The answer to this question has plagued many addicts, doctors, and advocates in Ontario especially with the gross amount of misinformation out there. For this article, we are going to be looking at the facts provided by some of the top-notch health experts from around and how they view addiction not just personal opinions.  What does the World Health Organization say? The World Health Organization recognizes substance addiction, including alcoholism,...
Read More
Nov 13

Non-12 Step Programs for Recovery in Canada

There’s no doubt that participating in a support group while in recovery helps Canadians remain abstinent from drugs and alcohol. According to an article published in the Journal of Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, several studies show that engagement in a peer support group can contribute to successful long-term recovery in Canadians. Peer support groups have been shown to significantly reduce relapse rates and help to strengthen long-term recovery. When thinking of group support and...
Read More
Nov 6

Understanding Addiction and Addiction Treatment in Canada

What is Addiction? Addiction is a complex disease of the brain. It focuses on the brain’s reward system in particular. This condition manifests in compulsive behaviors, most often around consuming drugs or alcohol; however, addiction is also associated with behaviors that trigger the reward system, such as sex or gambling.  When you are addicted, you’re compulsively using a substance, or exhibiting compulsive behavior. In that sense, it’s important to recognize that addiction does...
Read More