Archive for Relapse Prevention

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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Mutual Aid Groups

May 28, 2020

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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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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