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How Addiction Changes the Brain & How You Think

Addiction can have an extremely powerful impact on the brain. As complex creatures that are affected by hormones and chemical reactions, understanding how the brain works with the effects of addition is important. Even though it may be difficult, addiction can be treated. This treatment requires breaking down the addictive connections that have formed in […]

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Help us Rebuild from COVID 19

A message from our CEO, Jim Moore  Help us Rebuild from COVID 19 To our CDC Community, While the risk of contracting COVID 19 is slowly declining, and we see hope on the horizon as we are so close to entering Phase 3 of Alberta’s Open for Summer plan.  Addiction, mental health, and homelessness are […]

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A group of people hold hands in prayer during bible study as part of addiction recovery

How Faith Can Help You Recover from Substance Abuse

Managing addiction is a huge task. It’s challenging, complex, and a bit different for each individual setting out to change their life for the better. And it’s not something you need to do alone. Studies have shown that faith is a positive force in the recovery process. Every person’s spirituality and way of practicing or […]

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How to Prevent Substance Abuse in Teens [Drugs + Alcohol]

Substance abuse can affect people of all ages, and even children can be at risk. While there are support systems available for families who are already afflicted, we also recommend prevention as one of the greatest ways to combat substance abuse. Continue reading to learn more about substance abuse, how to speak with your child […]

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10 Tips to Help You Stay Sober

In Canada, roughly 6 million people will struggle with addiction issues at some point in their lives. That’s 21% of the population. You aren’t alone.  Getting sober is an incredible achievement — staying sober is even harder. Managing addiction is complex and nuanced, and certainly not easy. It’s a whole-body, whole-mind process that doesn’t look […]

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The Stages of Recovery for Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease that develops gradually, causing significant chemical changes to the brain. If you spot a loved one drinking more and more frequently, they may be experiencing the effects of alcoholism. Recovering from alcoholism is a slow and steady process and can eventually lead to a fulfilling life not ruled by alcohol.  There […]

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The Differences In Addiction Recovery For Women vs. Men

Recovering from an addiction is a unique process for every person who goes through it, but specific trends do exist for different groups. Understanding these trends can give friends, family members, and other supporters valuable insight into a given person’s situation—and may improve the effectiveness of recovery efforts. Men and women often recover from addiction […]

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