Archive for Addiction

How to Quit Smoking Weed

April 19, 2024

Quitting cannabis (weed) smoking can be difficult. In Canada, more people use cannabis than any other recreational drug (1). While less harmful than cigarettes and more addictive drugs like cocaine and opioids, weed does not agree with everyone. Smoking weed can develop into an addiction that can negatively impact your home, work, and social life.  […]

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

April 4, 2024

Alcohol, as a drug, is similar to nicotine and caffeine. These are drugs which are widely available, easy to access, and perfectly legal for recreational consumption. This is not to say, however, that alcohol, or other legal drugs, do not have negative effects or consequences. All drugs affect the body and brain differently. And if […]

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2022

On September 30th, Canada marks its second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, serving as an important reminder that Indigenous Canadians continue to grapple with the longterm effects of intergenerational trauma and inequity. We all have a role to play in unravelling the ongoing injustices caused by the residential school system and our country’s […]

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Environmental Risk Factors for Developing an Addiction

June 21, 2022

Substance use disorder is a complex disease often caused by a combination of factors. While nature vs. nurture remains an ongoing debate in addiction research, experts are beginning to believe that the situation is far more complicated. For instance, research suggests that external factors might have the same impact on addiction development as genetic predisposition. […]

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What to Expect at Inpatient Rehab

January 10, 2022

If you’re a new client at an inpatient rehab facility, you may be curious about how your days will look, whether you’re involved in a short-term or long-term treatment program. While each day can bring about new possibilities, you’ll follow a standard daily routine filled with activities, therapy and meetings. If you think rehab is […]

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