Archive for Addiction

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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Why those battling Addiction
have trouble hearing us

July 28, 2020

I grew up with minimal exposure to drug addiction. However, when I was 12, I was sent to an all-girls boarding school and befriended girls that became like sisters to me. I was thrown into so many lives that were crippled by various substance abuse scenarios and began to lose friends to addiction. When I […]

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Drug Overdoses may be linked to
COVID-19 Pandemic Anxiety

June 23, 2020

A spike in both serious and fatal drug overdoses over the last week in Belleville can’t be definitively pinned down for a precise cause but it may be linked to angst being felt around the world due to COVID-19 pandemic anxiety. The local health unit said Tuesday it’s been apprised by Belleville Police Service of […]

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