One of the most challenging aspects of recovering from addiction can be reconnecting with family members. The role that families play in recovery can be important, so while it may be difficult, rebuilding those relationships can also be beneficial. Reconnecting with family after addiction recovery takes time and is rooted in building trust. Building relationships […]
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Calgary Dream Centre Winter Newsletter
A Message of Warmth From our Executive Team Dear Friend, Spring is right around the corner and we can’t wait to see all the beauty it has to offer. As we transition from one season to another, I often am reminded of the importance of each season. Winter is a season that can be quiet […]
How to Help Someone with Addiction Get Treatment
There is more to addiction than substance abuse. It is a disease that slowly develops through long-term changes to the brain, accelerated by mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Once addiction takes hold of someone you love, it can be a very difficult process to break through the habits and rediscover the person […]
Trauma & Addiction: The Link that can’t be Ignored
Trauma and addiction are closely related, but why? How does trauma impact a person’s brain and correlate to an increased risk of addiction? Read below to learn more and access the help you or someone you love may need in order to get better. What Is Trauma? Trauma describes distressing events in a person’s life […]
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 […]
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 […]
How Does Recovery from Addiction Work?
Overcoming addiction is a long journey, and the right type of support is key to making the recovery process meaningful and successful. But how exactly does recovery from addiction work? While recovery from addiction looks different for everyone, the goal of addiction recovery programs remains the same: to help individuals live a full and productive […]
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 […]
How to Support an Addict in Recovery
When an addict begins their recovery journey, they must develop a support system to help prevent relapse, encourage, and create an outlet to vent frustrations. Their support system is often a critical resource that can make their recovery journey far less daunting. As a part of your loved one’s support system, it’s essential to understand […]
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 […]