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05 Aug
Cannabis Poisoning: The Scourge of Excessive Weed Use
It’s intoxicating in the beginning of the relationship,” says Tommy Rosen, referring to his former love affair with weed. Now 26 years weed-free, Rosen is the founder of the Recovery 2.0 Protocol, which helps people stop marijuana use. He speaks out on the dangers of the substance, while the endless debate on its legalization and medical use rages on. Here in Canada, cannabis was legalized nationwide on October [...]
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02 Aug
Surviving Alcohol Withdrawal & Detox
Although alcohol is the most widely abused substance worldwide, many people underestimate how devastating alcoholism can be. What may start as “social drinking” or the occasional glass of wine can spiral into obsessive consumption that destroys families, causes financial ruin and puts the health and safety of the addict at serious risk. While there are factors that can make a person more susceptible to alcohol addiction, such as family history [...]
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01 Aug
The Dangers of Cocaine Addiction
Derived from leaves of the coca plant, cocaine is a stimulant that elevates dopamine levels to create a feeling of euphoria and increased energy. It is a highly addictive drug that creates a sense of false confidence and invincibility that can lead to irrational decisions and delusional thoughts that could be harmful. Although it sometimes comes in tablet form, cocaine is usually sold as a powder that resembles white flour. [...]
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31 Jul
Understanding Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse and Treatment Options
Recognized by the World Health Organization and most government health departments as a disease, addiction devastates the lives of thousands of people worldwide each year. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, about 21% of Canada’s population will meet the criteria for addiction in their lifetime, with alcohol being the most commonly abused substance. Drug addiction is a substance use disorder that is hard to overcome. It can impact [...]
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29 Apr
How to Stage an Intervention That Works
What's your worst nightmare? If you're reading this article, you're probably living it. Having your child, who you've loved and cared for, become addicted to drugs is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. You feel powerless. They're not listening to love or reason - and you've tried every combination of the two. Now you need help staging an intervention because it feels like the only thing left [...]
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22 Mar
Can Rehab Help Your DUI Court Case?
As an addiction counsellor, I’ve had a great number of clients who have reached out for help because they were experiencing legal issues and facing court charges. The majority of these legal issues resulted from actions that were committed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In many cases these actions are not representative of the person's true values nor consistent with their ordinary manner of conduct. These [...]
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06 Mar
Addiction Help: How to Ask For Help With Your Addiction
You've been through some ugly times and many moments you're not proud of. You've admitted to yourself that you need help, and you know that the emotional and financial tollon your family cannot continue. Now comes the scary part: asking for help. Don't let your addiction hold you back any more than it already has. Here are few tips on how to ask for addiction help so that you can [...]
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14 Feb
Am I An Alcoholic? Take The Test [2019]
Please note that this test is not meant to provide an official diagnosis of alcohol abuse, dependence or alcoholism. If you find that you have a question about your own drinking or that of a loved one, either now or in the future, please discuss with your physician, healthcare professional or our treatment helpline advisors by calling the phone number above.Our interactive test is one of the most widely [...]
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13 Feb
How To Stop Using Cocaine in 5 Steps: Step By Step
You have finally realized the bad effects of cocaine and how it's starting to negatively affect your life. This realization is a very important one. So if you would like to know how to stop using cocaine - you got it. What will this article do? It will show you a few ways that you can try by yourself to stop using coke. There's no guarantee that these would work because [...]
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12 Feb
Drug Use and Abuse In Canada
Drug abuse has been a growing problem all around the world, even in Canada. The cost of combating the drug problem is an expensive one that quickly drains resources and the taxpayers wallet. Not only is the monetary cost high but so is the personal cost. Here are some facts concerning drug use and abuse in Canada. Drug Use and Abuse in Canada Drug use and abuse in Canada is [...]
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