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16 Oct
Traversing The Socioeconomics Of Addiction Many forms of addiction start as a means to escape the psychological and socioeconomic costs of poverty. For the financially fortunate, addiction acts as a medium for self-fulfillment and instant gratification. Addicts, when intoxicated with their substance of preference, think that only they are affected on a personal level. But substance abuse has significant direct and indirect costs, not just for the individual, but also for the family, the [...]
Addiction Problem, Behavioural Addiction, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Gambling Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Prescription Drug Addiction, Recreational Drug Addiction, Socioeconomic Status Read More
15 Oct
The Scoop On Animal-Assisted Addiction Therapy Animals enhance our lives in so many ways. They are loyal companions who show unconditional love and empathy, who ask only for love and affection in return for all that they do for us. Animal lovers are well aware of the countless benefits of having a pet, including the uplifting effects they have on emotional well-being. Research studies indicate that spending as little as 30 minutes a week with an [...]
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11 Oct
How Popular Entertainment Glorifies Substance Abuse An Exploration of Substance Use and Addiction in Mainstream Media The average North American adult is exposed to an incredible amount of imagery during a normal day. Digital marketing experts suggest that most people in the United States have media exposure to approximately 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements per day. This is just advertisements. When we begin to consider the amount of general visual and auditory inputs we hear [...]
Addiction Problem, Alcohol Abuse, Children, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Media, Recreational Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, Teenage Addiction, Youth Read More
10 Oct
Wait Time Challenges: How To Cope While You Wait For A Rehab Spot When an addict is ready to take a step towards recovery, it is important that they act fast, as that thought can be changed very quickly. Most addicts have to struggle for a long time before accepting that they need help, so if they are seeking a substance abuse treatment program, the faster they can get into that program, the more likely it will be that they actually attend. The [...]
Addiction Problem, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Ontario Rehab, Rehab and Recovery, Sobriety, Substance Abuse Treatment Read More
09 Oct
Nutrition and Exercise: Your Defense Against Addiction It took 80 friends and acquaintances to die from addiction for athlete and polydrug addict Dominic Scalzo to change his life. His substance use disorder began innocently enough. His alcohol indoctrination started in college, before a foot injury got him hooked on prescription painkillers. He then progressed to crack and cocaine while joining a rough New York crowd. He got arrested and thrown out of school. Despite going to inpatient [...]
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07 Oct
Exploring The Connection Between ADHD And Addiction Scott’s life did not truly begin to spiral out of control until he finally started to pursue sobriety. He had been addicted to pornography for the better part of 10 years. He finally confessed to his soon to be bride before they got married. Through his own willpower, he was able to maintain an extended period of sobriety. In the years that followed there would be a number of [...]
ADHD, Behavioural Addiction, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Impulse Control Disorder, Substance Abuse Read More
04 Oct
Talking To Children About Addiction And Mental Illness Overview The relationship between mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol is a complex one that has received a great deal of attention in recent years as a public health issue. Research consistently finds a correlation between substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental illness, with drug and alcohol abuse being more prevalent among individuals with mental health conditions. Determining whether a mental health condition leads directly to substance abuse [...]
Addiction Problem, Children, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Family, For Loved One, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Teenage Addiction, Youth Read More
03 Oct
Chronic Pain Treatment For People Addicted To Painkillers Many people today suffer from severe pain, meaning they are experiencing pain on a regular basis. Some suffer daily, while others may have different conditions, such as nerve pain, that flare up depending on the person's stress level. For those suffering from chronic pain, it can be very difficult to find an effective treatment, and this only gets harder if the patient happens to have history of addiction to opioid [...]
Addiction Recovery, Chronic Pain, Fentanyl Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Pain Management, Prescription Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Rehab and Recovery Read More
02 Oct
When One Is Not Enough: The Menace Of Doctor Shopping When people mention shopping addicts or shopaholics, they usually refer to those who compulsively buy products or services, never doctors. But there is such a thing as ‘doctor shopping’. Sadly, there is not yet any equivalent addiction treatment program, like Shopaholics Anonymous, for this type of addictive behavior. What is doctor shopping? Also known as ‘double doctoring’, this phenomenon of many themes is the practice of seeing multiple treatment providers [...]
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30 Sep
Nicotine Addiction: Why Is It So Hard To Quit Smoking? According to a 2018 Canadian Community Health Survey, almost 11% of Canadians smoke cigarettes each day. Another 5% identify as occasional smokers, and a little over 21% used to smoke every day but have since given it up. Of everyone who has smoked at least one whole cigarette during their lifetime (roughly half of the Canadian population aged 12 and older), roughly three quarters have, at some point, been daily [...]
Addiction Problem, Cigarettes, Nicotine, Quitting Smoking Read More

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