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Drug & Alcohol Education

Legal and Street Opioids: Why Are They so Addictive?

The opioid crisis in Canada has been in the news for two years now, but many are still fuzzy on what drugs are classed as opioids. A lot of Canadians may be prescribed an opioid

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Drug & Alcohol Education | Uncategorized

What Happens to Your Body When You Detox from Alcohol?

One of the most common questions people have when they are ready to seek help for their addictions is, “what happens to your body when you detox from alcohol?” To start off, let’s discuss the

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Drug & Alcohol Education | Drug Prevention | Public Policy

Banning Substances Won’t Curb Addiction

A combination of historical and cultural factors has brought us to the position that American and Canadian societies are in today regarding addiction, education, and healthcare. Influences from dominant religious groups (such as Protestantism) and

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Drug & Alcohol Education | Prevention

The Problem with “Scare Tactics” Against Drugs & Alcohol

As part of national health policies that address substance use and addiction at all levels, school drug prevention programs are components visible in almost every school district in Canada. Whether in Toronto or Vancouver, Calgary

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Drug & Alcohol Education | Drug Prevention

Oxycodone, OxyNEO, and Heroin trends in Canada

Many people abusing prescriptions are often using painkillers, or Opioids, like Oxycodone and Methadone. These medications can become very addictive if not effectively monitored by both the patient and physician. In the last two years,

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Addiction Research & Theories | Drug & Alcohol Education | Prevention | School

Research: Teachers More Effective in Reducing Teen Drinking

New research is providing further support for scrapping the ineffective Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) prevention program. In the study, led by clinical psychologist Patricia Conrod, teacher-led interventions with teenage problem drinkers were found to be significantly more effective

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Drug & Alcohol Education | School | Self-Care

St. Patrick’s Day & Celebratory Drinking

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I can already picture it; green beer, packed pubs, leprechaun hats, and severely intoxicated 20- and 30-something-year olds. Originally a cultural and religious holiday recognizing Saint Patrick,

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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