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The 7 Categories of Drugs Explained

Countless factors contribute to each person’s addiction story, and the type of substance they used is one of them. To effectively understand the nature of a loved one’s addiction, you have to go beyond identifying whether it’s a recreational or prescription drug that led to their substance use disorder. It’s also crucial to know more and delve deeper into the...

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Top 5 Most Addicting Drugs in the World

Approximately over 35 million people worldwide are suffering from substance use disorder and need addiction treatment, according to the 2020 World Drug Report, released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The UN report also revealed that around 269 million people used illicit drugs worldwide in 2018—30% higher than in 2009. There’s no question that addiction has...

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5 Common Counselling Barriers

Counselling has undeniable benefits for individuals and loved ones dealing with substance use disorder. Participating in individual or group counselling sessions can pave the way for preventing relapse as well as helping you achieve long-lasting sobriety by improving your mental health. Counselling can also assist in mending relationships, helping you unlearn unhealthy coping strategies, and teach you how to replace...

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Did the Pandemic Affect Canada’s Suicide Rate?

As a consequence of the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, like forced self-isolation along with the devastating economic ramifications, research now reveals that large-scale mental health vulnerabilities are to be expected, including a potential increase in Canada's suicide rate. More Canadians Considered Suicide During Pandemic  In 2019, only 2.5% of Canadians reported having suicidal thoughts within the previous year. But...

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Rate of Addiction in 2020 vs 2019 Due to COVID-19

The past couple of years has been exceptionally challenging for most people due to the unique obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless people were forced into isolation, battling depression while longing for the company of friends and family, worried that they would be desperately out of a job in a matter of time due to the economic shutdown seen...

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