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What Is the 12-Step Program?

Addiction is complex. And if you or a loved one has suffered from addiction, you should know it’s not a choice.  Addiction is characterized by the continued use of substances despite the harmful consequences. Research has also shown the link between substance use disorders and mental illness.  By recognizing that addiction is a problem in […]

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The Effects of Drug Addiction on Family Members

Battling a substance use disorder is difficult for everyone involved. Although recovery is often viewed as a personal experience, substance use disorders can have devastating effects on friends, spouses, children, and parents.  Friends and family members play an important role in recovery, but it can be a difficult journey. Unfortunately, time and time again, we […]

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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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What Should I Do If Addiction Runs in My Family?

Approximately 21% of the Canadian population will experience addiction at some point in their lives—that is almost 6 million people. How does this happen? How does one become addicted to substances like methamphetamines, cocaine, or opioids, or even to a behaviour like gambling? You may have heard people say that they have an “addictive personality.” […]

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