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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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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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Which Opiates Are the Most Commonly Abused?

Opioid addiction is a serious issue currently affecting millions of people in North America. In fact, experts describe the current addiction issue as an “epidemic” worse than anything we’ve seen in the past three decades. Because it’s such a widespread problem, it’s important to understand the basic facts surrounding the issue to better handle any potential situations you might face...

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How To Treat Opioid Dependence

How To Treat Opioid Dependence

Given the dramatically negative impacts that opioid addiction has on users and their loved ones, it is important that you seek to remove this addiction from your life as quickly as possible. Whether a patient has fallen into opioid dependence from the prolonged use or abuse of prescription medication or through the ingestion of illegal narcotics, the process of weaning...

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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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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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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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