Archive for Counseling

Opioids and Alcohol Use

May 28, 2020

Opioids and alcohol use, what to know. As we all know, the opioid epidemic is still causing damage to communities and putting people’s lives in danger. Opioids include prescription medication like hydrocodone and oxycodone, as well as street drugs like heroin, have been running rampant across the world, and record numbers of people are abusing […]

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Underlying causes of Addiction

We dive into the underlying causes of addiction, what to know and how to be able to help someone in need. Addiction is thought of as a secondary disease. It is thought of that way because most often it is secondary to something else. In other words, there is some other problem that addiction is […]

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Mutual Aid Groups

Engagement in meaningful activities, community belongingness and connecting with individuals who share similar goals, are all important components of recovery. Mutual aid groups offer all of the above with the additional benefits of finding support through others who have experienced similar challenges. Also known as self-help groups, groups of this nature are designed to decrease […]

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Canada’s lower risk Cannabis use Guidelines

At GreeneStone we encourage an abstinence-based lifestyle but we recognize that each individuals journey is different; we aim to embrace the desires and needs of each person which includes meeting all of our clients where they are at. With the recent legalization of Cannabis in 2018, it’s important to draw light to harm reduction, especially […]

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Supporting our loved ones through Addiction and Recovery

To some, it may sound counterintuitive, but addiction is a disease. Similar to cancer or diabetes, addiction targets brain and body functions while having lasting impacts on many areas of a person’s life. Being witness to the suffering of a close friend or family member is heartbreaking to say the least; when it comes to […]

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