Addictions & Mental Health

Are you living with depression?

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Living with depression is a common, but serious mood disorder. According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people worldwide live with depression. That’s equivalent to 5% of the world’s population. It affects every person differently, and for that reason, it is a difficult mental illness to treat. Depression has many clinical forms including persistent […]

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5 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind While Detoxing at Home

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The safest way to stop drinking is under the supervision of a trained professional at a licensed & registered rehabilitation/detox centre; however, depending on unique circumstances, not everyone can get themselves to these facilities for medical detox when they need help. Therefore, providing in-home assistance to individuals dealing with alcohol addictions is critical. Should you […]

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Supporting My Partner in Their Recovery

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Family relationships can be a powerful support for someone working through addiction recovery. There is a concept known as The Social Connection Theory of Addiction, which suggests that strong relationships and human connection are key to helping someone overcome addictive behaviour. If your significant other is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, then it means that […]

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Does Depression Actually Hurt?

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Depression can be described through a lot of physical illustrations. Feelings of being weighed down, broken hearted, being punched all over, and more are ways people paint the portrait of depression. Are these manifestations or drama? The painful sensations experienced by people suffering depression are not fictitious. Depression causes physical pain. Mental illnesses tend to exist in […]

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Methods for Sleep in Recovery

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Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can be long lasting. It may take weeks for regular functions to start normalizing. Sleep is one of the most important factors for a healthy recovery. Unfortunately, sleep is one of the most heavily influenced functions. Getting a restful good night’s sleep can be a challenge in early recovery. Chills, sweats, spasms, nightmares, traumatizing […]