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The Long-Term Effects of Abusing Alcohol

The Long-Term Effects of Abusing Alcohol

Alcohol occupies a strange position in our society. Despite the fact that we’ve known for a long while it can be harmful to use in excess, it’s still a large part of many cultures and considered an acceptable and relatively ‘safe’ drug to use. The fact that there isn’t much stigma around drinking can actually make it hard for people...

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5 Common Myths About Alcoholism

5 Common Myths About Alcoholism

Alcoholics have enjoyed a lot of representation in the media. From characters in novels dating back hundreds and hundreds of years right the way up to the dashing, damaged Don Draper in Mad Men, we’ve been fascinated with alcoholism in a morbid kind of way for longer than any of us can remember. However, despite the prevalence of the issue...

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Can You Quit Drinking Without a 12-Step Program

Can You Quit Drinking Without a 12-Step Program

Since the 12-step program format was first created by Bill and his Big Book, it has become a front-line support group for people struggling with any kind of addiction. As well as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), which is by far the most popular and widespread flavour of the 12-step formula, there are other groups like NA (Narcotics Anonymous), CA (Cocaine Anonymous),...

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Do You Ever Stop Being An Alcoholic?

Over the last several years, as a society, we’ve undergone a number of radical shifts with regard to the way we consider addiction. Initially considered a character defect or something to be ashamed of, addiction is now recognized by most medical institutions as a largely medical issue, which deserves the appropriate amount of time and attention in order for treatment...

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How Families Are Affected By Drug Addiction

How Families Are Affected By Drug Addiction

Addiction is an isolating illness by nature. Because it typically grows and grows until it occupies the addict’s entire life, it can often shunt friends, family, loved ones, and professional aspirations to the side. If left unchecked, the addiction will continue to grow in severity and scope until it controls the entire life of the addict. Depending on the drug...

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5 Things To Know As The Parent Of An Addict

5 Things To Know As The Parent Of An Addict

Addiction is an increasingly common problem in modern life. It’s a social issue as much as it is a personal or medical issue, and the negative effects can be very difficult to watch, especially if the addict is somebody close to you. For families and close friends trying to help their loved one deal with addiction, the scale of the...

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Is Marijuana Addiction And Withdrawal Real

Is Marijuana Addiction And Withdrawal Real?

Our society has enjoyed a complicated and often turbulent relationship with marijuana over the last number of years. From the propaganda associated with the ‘War on Drugs’ to the most recent moves towards legalization across a number of major countries (including the United States and Canada, to varying degrees), we’ve been changing our attitudes to the compound almost too quickly...

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What Is Harm Reduction And How Does It Work

What Is Harm Reduction And How Does It Work?

Addiction is a complicated, multi-faceted illness that can arise from a number of different causes and can take many forms, depending on the individual in question. Various circumstances can play a part in the development of an addiction problem, making it difficult to prescribe a one-size-fits-all solution. Similarly, because of how many aspects of the addict’s life can be affected...

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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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