Calgary Dream Centre
4510 Macleod Trail SW Calgary AB T2G 0A4 (403) 243-5598

Recovery Resource Centre

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Spotting Signs of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is an issue that affects individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. It’s a complex problem that can stem from various factors, such as genetic predispositions, environmental influences, and personal trauma.  When it goes unnoticed, substance abuse can have devastating effects on a person’s physical and mental health, as well as […]

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The Connection Between Anxiety & Addiction

For people living with addiction, anxiety can be both a cause and an effect, a frequent companion through the highs and lows of substance abuse. Understanding this connection is not just about tracing the path of the problem but also about illuminating a path to recovery. To successfully recover from addiction while grappling with a […]

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The 5 Stages of Addiction

Addiction isn’t a one-time event; it’s a journey that unfolds through various stages. Each person’s path with addiction is unique, with the duration and intensity of each stage differing from one individual to another. Recognizing and understanding these stages can be instrumental in breaking the cycle and seeking help, whether for yourself or a loved […]

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Make Way for the NEW

Happy New Year, Friend!  2024 marks the beginning of a new decade for the Calgary Dream Centre. After 20 years of working with those pursuing a life free from addiction, we understand the power a fresh start can bring. Every resident’s “New Year” starts the day they walk through our doors.  Many of us relate […]

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How Recovery Support Groups Can Help

Navigating early sobriety can be overwhelming and challenging. Being able to rely on a supportive community of like-minded individuals who understand the process of recovery can make all the difference. Support groups provide an avenue for those in recovery to gain valuable insight into their journey and build meaningful connections with peers in similar circumstances. […]

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The Importance of Self-Care in Addiction Recovery

The journey to recovery can be difficult, and there will likely be challenges along the way. When dealing with any kind of illness, including drug or alcohol addiction, self-care is an essential element of the recovery process. Just like our bodies require healthy food, hydration, and exercise to thrive, our minds require attention and care […]

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How to Help Addicts in Denial

As a family member of someone experiencing addiction, watching them refuse to acknowledge their problem can be frustrating, heartbreaking and even infuriating.  Addiction can cause people to lose sight of the truth, leaving them unaware of their behaviour’s negative impact on themselves and those around them. However, with guidance for addiction, it is possible to […]

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Telltale Signs of Addiction

Substance use disorder—commonly known as addiction—is a complex medical condition that can affect people differently. Substance use is common for many people and occurs at many different levels, so it can be difficult to know when a person’s behaviour and habits signal a change from beneficial or low-risk use to high-risk use and substance abuse […]

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