Archive for Relapse Prevention

What Are Some Healthy Ways to Cope With Anxiety During a Pandemic?

January 10, 2022

Everyone has experienced anxiety to some degree. Whether it’s a teenager worried about an upcoming exam or an adult stressed about reaching an important work deadline, feelings of anxiety and stress are part of our daily life. However, there’s a difference between feeling stressed about particular events and struggling with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders […]

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Drug Addiction and the Brain

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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Mutual Aid Support Groups

May 28, 2020

What Are Mutual Aid Support 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 […]

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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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