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How to Differentiate Binge Drinking and Alcoholism

We’ve all experienced a night drinking with friends where it’s gone too far and we’ve had to deal with a major hangover the next morning. In fact, binge drinking is probably one of the most common patterns of alcohol consumption in North America. While you may associate binge drinking with younger, college-age people, it’s something that people of all ages...

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Common Signs of Liver Damage Caused by Alcohol Abuse

It’s no secret that a lot of adults love to drink alcohol for a lot of different reasons. It can be to unwind after a long day at work, to be more social at a friend’s get together, or simply because they enjoy the taste. Overall, moderate alcohol consumption isn’t that bad for you and can even have some surprising...

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What Happens When You Give Someone Narcan Who Doesn’t Need It

The opioid crisis in Canada has reached an all-time high, affecting thousands of people across the country as well as their loved ones. Opioids are incredibly addictive and can lead to death if abused. But mostly, it’s ignorance that kills the person - not knowing the first aid, not knowing how to use or what it does, and not knowing...

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Effects of Drug Overdose on Your Body

Illegal drugs are not new and has been an increasingly severe problem since the 80s. In 2017 alone, there were more than 4,000 drug-related deaths in Canada caused by overdose. This dangerous statistic highlights the importance of ensuring the continuation of drug addiction recovery centres in Toronto and across the country as well. With so many people affected by this...

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A Brief History of the Canadian Opioid Crisis

Drug addiction starts somewhere small and simple - it can be from cigarettes to something more dangerous like cocaine or meth. Illegal drugs can be found anywhere around the globe, and Canada is no stranger to this kind of danger. Keep reading to find out more about where the Canadian Opioid Crisis all began. What Are Opioids? Opioids are drugs...

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