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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Recovery

Anyone who has lived through addiction, whether first-hand or by experiencing it through a loved one, can attest that the road to recovery is a long and arduous process. You’ve been through a lot — completed your addiction treatment program and have managed to stay sober for 365 days and counting —and that calls for a celebration.  Your sobriety birthday...

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How to Create a Healthy Addiction Recovery Diet

Hippocrates, the Greek who founded Western medicine, famously said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” The majority of evidence-based treatment plans for substance use disorders acknowledge the pivotal role of nutrition in speeding up the healing process of physical, emotional, and mental well-being. In this blog, we’ll talk about how substance abuse can mess...

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Understanding Addiction Treatment Insurance

At least 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental health or substance use disorder in any given year. However, only a fraction of people struggling with addiction receives potentially adequate care. Alcohol and drug rehab can cost a lot. In Ontario, a medically guided detox, the starting point for most addiction programs, can already cost anywhere from $1000 to $1500....

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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Nowadays, there’s a growing awareness about the importance of mental health to one’s overall well-being. It involves our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It’s the part of us that takes the blow when we get stressed or overwhelmed by difficult situations life throws at us. Taking your mental health for granted has negative ramifications, particularly in your physical well-being. On...

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15 Facts and Statistics on Cocaine Use in Canada

Cocaine, also known by its street name “coke,” is one of the most notorious substances that lead to drug addiction. This article lists down 15 of the most critical facts and figures about cocaine use in Canada.  Keep on reading to learn more. 1. Cocaine Is Made from a South American Plant Cocaine is an illicit drug made from coca...

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10 Prescription Drug Abuse & Addiction Statistics

Prescription drug abuse is an insidious epidemic plaguing many countries worldwide. It involves taking potent medical drugs without prescription, at high doses. Those who abuse prescription drugs mix them with alcohol or a cocktail of other medications, and use it for a different purpose other than what the doctor intended. Unfortunately, dependence on prescription medications often leads to drug addiction...

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Top 10 Foods Good for Liver Health

Liver health is a primary concern for newly sober people with a history of substance use disorder. One of the countless ramifications of alcohol abuse is liver damage. Years of excessively drinking alcohol cause swelling and inflammation that can potentially progress to scarring or liver cirrhosis, the final stage of liver disease. If you are recovering from addiction and are...

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Benefits of Outdoor Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Making an effort to focus on outdoor addiction recovery can work wonders for you and your path to a more sober life. The mere act of stepping out of the house to catch some fresh air and get your daily dose of sunshine comes with many positive physical and mental health benefits.  In this article, we’ll talk about the effects...

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How to Ask for Help When Dealing with Addiction

Reaching out to ask for help is often easier said than done, particularly for people dealing with substance use disorder. They hesitate to call for help, sometimes because of denial, pride, fear of rejection, or the guilt of addiction. Hence, many end up suffering in silence.  But this should not be the case. Help is, and always will be, available....

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15 Things to Do Sober Before Summer Ends

Believe it or not, addiction recovery doesn’t mean you have to hole up at home and miss out on all the fun this season has to offer. It’s possible to make the most of your time with friends and family without compromising your sobriety. So, what do sober people do for fun? Here’s a list of top sober activities you...

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