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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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How Peer Pressure Can Lead to Addiction

As we navigate growing up, building friendships, and finding our place in social circles, encounters with peer pressure are all too common. These moments present us with choices that might go against our personal beliefs and values, particularly when it comes to using substances like drugs and alcohol. While peer pressure is often associated with […]

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Relapse Prevention Plan

Recovering from substance use disorder is a journey that requires dedication, commitment, and perseverance.  But even after completing a recovery program, the risk of relapse can remain high. Many individuals recovering from substance use disorder often face relapse challenges during the first 90 days of sobriety.  Therefore, a relapse prevention plan is integral for people […]

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How to Beat Depression Without Drugs

Depression is a common obstacle for people recovering from addiction. Whether it’s a result of underlying mental health issues or a byproduct of the addiction and recovery process itself, feelings of sadness and hopelessness can often be overwhelming.  While medication is frequently used to manage depression symptoms, it’s important to recognize that there are other […]

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