Addictions & Mental Health

Tricking Anxiety Out of Being Anxious

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Anxiety can begin as early as childhood. One in four Canadians will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime. According the the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, the 12 month prevalence for anxiety is almost 15%. Though the numbers for anxiety are small, the effect anxiety has in someone’s life is tremendous. Anxiety is a natural […]

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Cocaine Is Still Abused More Than Heroin

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Cocaine once ruled the world. Considered a glamour drug in the seventies and eighties, cocaine was wildly popular. As the major cocaine addicts of those decades started getting sober in the nineties and early millennium, other drugs became the main focus of concern. Drugs like heroin, opiate painkillers, and ecstasy started taking over the headlines. Pushed out […]

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What is the Process of Heroin Addiction?

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Happy Beginnings… Start of heroin addiction is usually a means to an end, but the beginning of a potentially life threatening relationship. Heroin users are not usually first-time experimenters, meaning it is rare that someone’s first experience with getting high on drugs starts with heroin. Instead, heroin is a trickle down effect from trying other drugs.  […]

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Types of Intervention

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An intervention is a process for approaching an alcoholic or drug addict who shows no sign of coming to awareness that they have a problem. Why have an Intervention? Staging an intervention with a loved one who can be a critical moment in helping them make a decision to get help. Struggling with addiction and alcoholism, a loved one […]