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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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Woman saying no to alcohol after drug and alcohol addiction treatment

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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Methadone withdrawal

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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Journey To Rehabilitation

Top 6 Ways Fitness Can Help You On Your Journey To Rehabilitation

Many recovering drug addicts will know the struggle of not only getting clean, but continuing to resist temptation every day. Many people use drugs as a way to escape reality and the troubles that go along with it, finding a mental safe haven in the high. This means that when they decide to follow the path of sobriety, they are...

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Benefits Of Quitting Drinking Alcohol

Top 5 Benefits Of Quitting Drinking Alcohol

Quitting drinking alcohol can be one of the hardest things a person ever has to do in their lives. Not only is liquor highly habit forming and addictive, it is also one of the most socially acceptable drugs on the planet, with approximately two billion people consuming alcoholic drinks globally. With so many people imbibing, addiction can be easily fallen...

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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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What Is Fentanyl And Why Is It So Dangerous?

Fentanyl has become on of the most dangerous street drugs to enter Canada in the past several decades. This drug is commercially manufactured to treat a range of pain related conditions, but has become a popular drug for abuse by opioid users. It is extremely potent, and even a dose as small as a few grains of sand can be...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana

One of the most common misconceptions about marijuana is that it’s not an addictive substance, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Marijuana is one of the most widely used and socially accepted drugs on the market, but that isn’t an excuse to remain ignorant about it effects on the human brain and body.…

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Ecstasy addiction

Frequently Asked Questions About Ecstasy

Ecstasy addiction has become a prevalent issue in our society as an increasing number of young people tend to imbibe the drug at various social events. While this drug has been making the rounds for decades, it began to resurface and gain greater momentum in the rave and late-night clubbing scenes that were popular in the mid to late-1990s. Since...

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