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What is a Sober Living Home?

Sober living homes provide a buffer between recovery facilities and the outside world. They are safe spaces for individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction to transition back into society without relapsing.  Also called transitional housing, many sober living homes accept people who have not already completed a rehabilitation program and need a place to […]

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Why Therapy & Counselling is Essential for Addiction Recovery

If addiction has felt mentally draining, you’re not alone.  Addiction is more than a physical dependence on a substance—it’s emotional and psychological too. It’s something complex that doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution.  Managing addiction is an ongoing process, and you should be proud of how far you’ve come. Since it’s an ongoing journey, therapy and […]

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How to Help Prevent a Former Addict from Relapsing

It is undeniably challenging to support a loved one as they navigate recovery—whether it’s your friend, parent, sibling, child, or another relationship. We know how emotionally draining it can be when you spend so much energy just wanting them to be okay. It’s especially difficult when you’re unsure of the resources available to you or […]

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Recovery is About Discovery: How Finding a Hobby Can Help You Stay Sober

There is no one right way to stay sober, and tools from mindfulness to faith can help those in recovery. In general, however, the best relapse prevention plan is to  create a life worth living. People with hobbies tend to have better physical and mental health, both key components to staying sober. Hobbies provide a […]

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Knowing the Signs of Relapse

What is Addiction? Addiction is a powerful disease that, according to the last Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey in 2012, affects an estimated 21.6% of the Canadian population. This number means that over 8 million people meet the criteria for a substance abuse disorder. The dangers of addiction are taxing on individuals, their […]

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The Science Behind Healthy Living & Recovering From Addiction

Living under the burden of addiction is exhausting, discouraging, and frustrating. Unfortunately, for many people, recovery feels just as difficult if not more so. Between fighting cravings, restoring damaged relationships, and all of the other struggles associated with overcoming addiction, people often find that the lifestyle they developed during their addiction does not support their […]

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Life After Treatment: What Needs To Change?

There is a popular saying: you have to rebuild your life around recovery, not fit recovery into your life. It goes without staying that recovery is more than stopping the addictive behavior. It is a  complete lifestyle change that spans a lifetime. Stopping the behaviour is the first step, what comes after is often the […]

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