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Toronto Drug Rehab and Opioid Addiction

Toronto Drug Rehab and Opioid Addiction

Individuals who are addicted to opioids are not the only ones impacted by their struggle, but their families are affected by drug addiction as well. In fact, the opioid crisis has greatly affected entire communities across North America. In order to understand the opioid crisis, you must first understand what opioids are, how they work, and why someone might become...

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centres Red Flags

Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centres Red Flags

When you are looking for a treatment centre to address your concerns regarding alcohol abuse, you want to make sure you make the right decision. You also probably have a lot of questions. What is it that you should be looking for? What are some red flags that you should be avoiding? Here are some of the red flags you...

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The Dangers of At-Home Self-Detox

The Dangers of At-Home Self-Detox

The first step in addiction recovery is oftentimes drug detoxification, or detox for short. When your body becomes dependent on a harmful substance, you will begin to experience symptoms of withdrawal if you go too long without using that substance again. Detox is the process of flushing the toxic substance from your body so that you no longer experience withdrawal...

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How to Choose the Right Inpatient Toronto Drug Rehab Centre

Choosing the Right Inpatient Drug Rehab Facility for You

When you're starting the process of drug addiction recovery, probably the last thing you want to do is research Toronto drug rehab centres. There are thousands of facilities for you to choose from across the country, and narrowing down your options can feel like a daunting endeavour. The unfortunate truth is that some rehab centres are better than others. However,...

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8 Signs Your Loved One Has an Addiction

Common Signs of Drug Addiction & Alcohol Dependance

Addiction isn’t a disease that can only affect a certain type of person from a certain neighbourhood or income class. Anyone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol; your best friend, your neighbour, your significant other, your mother, your coworker… the list goes on. However, while there is no singular “look” of an addict, there are some signs that can...

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How You’re Enabling Your Loved One’s Drug Addiction

It’s extremely common for family members of addicts to believe that they aren’t enabling their loved ones—we see it all the time. They think that if they’re not giving them cash to buy drugs or aren’t constantly bailing them out of jail they’re in the clear. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t enabling their loved one in other ways. When...

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Common Myths About Drug Addiction and Recovery

For a very long time, addiction was simply not a topic that you were allowed to openly talk about and if it was, it was always a subject of gossip. Along with harmful stereotypes regarding addicts perpetuated in the media, this has led to a lot of widespread myths surrounding drug addiction. Part of what addiction education is to break...

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Google Announces New Resource for Opioid Addiction Recovery

In honour of National Recovery Month this September, Google recently announced the launch of two new tools as part of their Recover Together initiative that can help individuals who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction in the United States. These tools are specifically aimed towards combating the opioid crisis that has drastically impacted many communities across North America. Google...

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The Ultimate Guide To Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

One technique that can prove to be exceptionally effective during drug and alcohol addiction treatment is cognitive behavioural therapy. Addiction involves many different negative thought patterns that can act like a cage and trap the patient in a cycle of relapse. The social and mental impacts of drug and alcohol addiction can work to reinforce this thinking, making seeking help...

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Woman saying no to alcohol after drug and alcohol addiction treatment

Top 6 Ways To Resist Temptation

Learning to resist temptation lies at the heart of any attempt at drug or alcohol addiction treatment. Temptation is often a lifelong struggle drug and alcohol addicts will need to cope with. It is the almost overwhelming urge to relapse when the right conditions are met, such as certain emotions, events, or sensations are presented. Without adequate knowledge and discipline,...

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