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Young woman felling stressed by husband that is going through drug and alcohol addiction.

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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Sad girl standing in middle of parents concerned about mother and father with addiction

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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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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