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How Addiction Affects Mental Health

Addiction and mental health are delicately intertwined. People struggling with addiction can often experience diminished mental health, particularly when they feel like they have no resources or a support system to turn toward. Understanding how addiction to drugs or alcohol can lead to mental health issues and how to recognize symptoms of mental illness is […]

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Autumn Update

The Healing Power of Rest Dear Friend, As the earth prepares itself for a season of rest, I can’t help but marvel at the beauty of the colors surrounding us. It strikes wonder in my heart, at how a tree can look the most beautiful right before it’s about to lose all its leaves. I […]

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Why Do People Get Addicted to Drugs?

Almost 21% of the Canadian population will experience addiction at some point in their lives. Drug addictions account for a significant portion of addicted people, with some common examples being cannabis and opioid painkillers.  It’s crucial to understand how people get addicted to drugs in the first place before we can provide any help. Learning […]

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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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