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Spotting Signs of Addiction in the Workplace

Addiction in the workplace is an issue that has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. In Canada, approximately 21% of the population (around 6 million people) will suffer from some form of substance abuse in their lifetime. Unfortunately, not everyone will receive appropriate treatment for their alcoholism or drug dependency due to stigma or the waitlist length for public rehab...

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How Poor Public Funding Affects Substance Abuse Treatment Centres

Many countries around the globe are dealing with addiction at colossal levels - around 11.8 million people die from substance use every year. In the United States, nearly 21 million Americans struggle with at least one addiction and require access to substance abuse treatment centres, but only 10% receive proper treatment. The same is true for Canada; studies suggest at...

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How Canada’s Government Rehab Centres are Failing Addicts

Early intervention and access to addiction treatment services can literally mean life and death for many people struggling with substance abuse. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for countless Canadians who cannot afford private addiction centres and whose lives are hanging by a thread given the long waiting list in government rehab centres. The Biggest Issue with Government Rehab...

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Is Addiction a Mental Illness?

Addiction and mental illness share many intersecting aspects that almost blur the lines between the two conditions. For many struggling to overcome their addiction, they see substance use disorder as a mental illness that needs to be treated. Is this line of thinking correct? Continue reading to find out. Addiction by Definition The definition of addiction is “the fact or...

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Things to Do at Home While Self-Isolating

The global pandemic has forced countless people around the world to stay indoors out of fear of contracting the life-threatening COVID-19. It’s normal that confinement of self-isolation might feel constricting and frustrating to some people. However, if you’re finding yourself using recreational drugs or alcohol more often than ever before, or tempted by boredom and your substance use disorder to...

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Methadone Withdrawal & Detox

Methadone withdrawal is one of the more common drug withdrawals in Canada and North America. Once a drug user has made the decision to stop taking methadone, they will quickly enter a stage of detox known as withdrawal. There are actually several distinct stages to methadone withdrawal, marking different stages in the body’s fight to regulate following drug addiction. So...

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Kill Your Drug Addiction Before It Kills You

Everything You Want To Know About Detox

People should not confuse detox with rehab. In our Toronto drug rehab, most of our patients think of detox as an addiction treatment – which it is not. Detox is very distinct from rehab and it is the first step towards the rehab program. It cannot treat a patient rather prepare you for a lifelong program of rehab. Detox helps people struggling...

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