Archive for Addiction

Drug Addiction and the Brain

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June 22, 2021

Most diseases affect a specific organ or part of the body negatively. Substance use disorders are no different. They are complex diseases that affect the brain. Addictions are developed slowly over time as the consumed substances begin to take hold of the person’s brain and rewire it. The brain undergoes psychological and physical changes that […]

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Starting Addiction Rehab in Ontario

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If you find yourself struggling with a substance use disorder, the road to recovery can seem long and winding. With the right guidance and support, it doesn’t have to be. The first step to beginning your recovery is seeking the help and treatment you need to change your life. While the recovery journey is different […]

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Pet Ownership and Addiction:
How Patches saved my life

August 26, 2020

Addiction is often a very lonely place. In my own experience with substance abuse, I felt extremely, unimaginably isolated. Partly because most of the people in my world had either chosen to stop talking to me, or I had pushed them so far away that I wasn’t able to talk to them, even if I […]

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The Connection between
Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

August 25, 2020

Imagine you’re on the high diving board at a public pool. Or maybe you’re waiting backstage for your big solo. Waiting for an important phone call. We’ve always referred to that feeling as “butterflies in your stomach,” but have you ever wondered why? Anxiety, cravings, and excitement all manifest in our gut. This part of […]

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Freedom from Addiction
is found in Surrender

August 12, 2020

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. – Daphne Rose Kingwa Letting go can be a terrifying notion. What will life look like on the other side? How will I possibly make it through the grief? What if I can’t do it? These thoughts can […]

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