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The Importance of Sober Spaces for Queer Folks

There is no denying that gay bars and nightclubs have played a pivotal role in LGBTQ+ history and the emergence of the Pride culture. For many years, it's been the only accessible and safe space for Queer people to be themselves without fearing discrimination or violence.  Hence, LGBTQ+ individuals in recovery from substance abuse or drug addiction struggle to express...

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The Dangers of Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Gay Nightlife Culture

Despite the LGBTQ+ community's relentless efforts towards spreading awareness on sexual and gender diversity and pushing for equality, oppression, and discrimination against them as a sexual minority still exist. Based on studies, these struggles remain to be the biggest contributing factors to the alarmingly high rates of alcohol abuse and drug addiction among individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

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COVID-19, Addiction Services & Accessible Testing

COVID-19, Addiction Services & Accessible Testing: A Letter to Doug Ford & Christine Elliott

UPDATE - May 25, 2020: Freedom From Addiction is pleased to see Doug Ford & the Ontario Government open up and encourage testing to all those who need it. On Sunday May 24th, Ford encouraged the public to get tested for COVID-19, including those who may be asymptomatic or think they may have been exposed. The messaging from Ford is...

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Our COVID-19 Response & Action Plan

Our COVID-19 Response & Action Plan

UPDATE - May 25, 2020: Freedom From Addiction is pleased to see Doug Ford & the Ontario Government open up and encourage testing to all those who need it. On Sunday May 24th, Ford encouraged the public to get tested for COVID-19, including those who may be asymptomatic or think they may have been exposed. The messaging from Ford is...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Freedom from Addiction

The Ultimate Guide To Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

One technique that can prove to be exceptionally effective during drug and alcohol addiction treatment is cognitive behavioural therapy. Addiction involves many different negative thought patterns that can act like a cage and trap the patient in a cycle of relapse. The social and mental impacts of drug and alcohol addiction can work to reinforce this thinking, making seeking help...

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Top 6 Ways To Resist Temptation

Learning to resist temptation lies at the heart of any attempt at drug or alcohol addiction treatment. Temptation is often a lifelong struggle drug and alcohol addicts will need to cope with. It is the almost overwhelming urge to relapse when the right conditions are met, such as certain emotions, events, or sensations are presented. Without adequate knowledge and discipline,...

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