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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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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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Couple fighting about drug addiction

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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Dangers Of Codependency And Addiction

The Dangers Of Codependency And Addiction

One of the most damaging relationships when it comes to substance abuse is the combination of codependency and drug addiction. These are symbiotic, mutually reinforcing behaviours that can have serious consequences for both participants in the relationship. If left unchecked, this interaction can progress to such a stage as to be life threatening. So what exactly are the dangers of codependency...

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Fentanyl And Carfentanil

What Is The Difference Between Fentanyl And Carfentanil?

While fentanyl has been making headlines across North America for its incredibly damaging effects, a new name has come up that is even more frightening – carfentanil. These two substances are being called the worst aggravators of the opioid crisis in Canada and the United States since it began. Hundreds of people have died through intended or accidental administration of these potent...

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