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01 Sep
Educator’s Guide To Substance Abuse Education Drug education in the classroom can be a very important protective factor when it comes to helping youth make healthy decisions when it comes to substance related decisions.  For teachers, this requires honest and factual dialogue for this education to be effective.  The environment that the teachers create must be supportive.  Having an environment that youth can feel comfortable expressing themselves in can increase information preservation.In the classroom setting, [...]
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13 Mar
This teen died in Ottawa as a result of the Opioid crisis Chloe Kotval (Image courtesy: Neville Kotval to the CBC)With the Valentine’s Day death of 14-year-old Chloe Kotval or the December 31st death of 18-year-old Teslin Russell still stinging in the collective hearts of parents in the nations’ capital; what remains painstakingly obvious is that the opioid crisis in this country is showing no signs of decreasing. Opioid use, misuse and abuse is killing Canadians. They are easily accessible.  [...]
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13 Jan
Signs of Drug Addiction You Can Detect Instantly The signs of drug addiction aren't as obvious as most people think; millions of people around the world struggle with addiction while hiding it from their friends, family and coworkers.Do you suspect someone you know has a drug addiction? Maybe it's your best friend, your spouse, or even your parent. Or maybe you're worried that you have a problem. Often times, people who start using drugs recreationally discover that [...]
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10 Jan
Can I Treat Myself, Or Do I Go To Rehab For Drug Addiction? One of the biggest questions someone who wants to quit using drugs has is "How can a rehab treat drug addiction?" Some people feel too far gone. Others have seen friends and family go through rehab only to relapse and think it's pointless. Recovery is never beyond redemption; you can find a rehab that offers professional treatments for specific drug addictions and that can assist during withdrawals to get you [...]
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06 Jan
Benefits of Rehab Away From Home Once you make the decision to stop using drugs, there are many things to consider. Benefits of rehab away from homeDeciding whether you should stay locally or travel away from home is a primary concern. And although staying close to home may sound like the best idea, there are also some strong benefits of rehab away from home. The Out of Sight FactorOne of the most important benefits of rehab [...]
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19 Dec
Types of Drug Addiction Treatments That Work There are many types of drug addiction treatments to consider when seeking help. Recovery isn't a straight shot and no one's path to sobriety is the same. Researching the types of drug addiction treatments makes the process less scary. It lets you know what to expect, but it also helps you decide what you need. When you are familiar with different types of treatment programs, you can tailor your approach [...]
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15 Dec
Is Recovery from Drug Addiction Possible? You know you have a problem and want to stop. But you keeping asking yourself, "Is recovery from drug addiction possible?" The journey back from drug addiction can be difficult, but no matter how far gone you may feel, recovery is possible. Is recovery from drug addiction possible?The negative impact that drugs have on the brain and mental health are well documented, but ongoing substance abuse also takes a [...]
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24 Nov
Effects of Alcohol – Some Are Not As Shocking Drinking is a large part of many cultures around the world. The taste is a factor many people like, but it's the effects of alcohol on the drinker that make it so popular. It's okay to drink responsibly once and awhile. But it's easy for things to get out of hand. A 2013 study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that Canadians drink 50 percent more than [...]
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08 Sep
How To Help An Alcoholic Quit It And Get Better? | CCFA The second most common question asked aside from "How do I stop drinking?" is "How do I help someone stop drinking?" Unfortunately, there are no cut-and-dry answers for either of these questions. Every alcoholic is different; not just in how they developed their problem but also in their drinking habits, the extent of their addiction, how well they hide it, and of course, how deeply it impacts others around them. [...]
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07 Sep
How Do I Help My Alcoholic Husband Come Back To Us? | CCFA How To Help My Alcoholic Husband?When we get married, we're accepting another person for who they have been, who they are and who they will become. Agreeing to marry someone is also an unspoken understanding that there are some skeletons in the closet that we're bound to shake hands with sooner or later. Some of us are pretty surprised, however, to find out that the biggest skeleton our husbands [...]
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