Setting Boundaries with an Addicted Loved One

If you love someone with a substance use disorder, whether they’re a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or friend, it’s important to set clear boundaries for the terms of your relationship. Substance use robs your loved one of the ability to think clearly. Instead of...

What People Judging Addicts in Recovery Don’t Know

Unfortunately, addicts in recovery are not treated in the same manner as people living with other chronic illnesses. There are a number of points their loved ones, friends, and others can find difficult to understand and accept, which can lead to uncomfortable...

How Much Treatment Do I Need?

Drug and alcohol addiction are lifelong diseases, yet many assume they’re more like bacterial infections, where a prescribed dose of antibiotics will cure the patient. Being an addict is a condition more like having diabetes, which benefits from a thorough...

Making Relaxation a Part of Recovery

Recovery is a journey of rediscovery and determining what keeps you satisfied, comfortable and motivated. Alternately joyful and challenging, recovery is where people confront root causes of addiction, identify triggers for problematic behavior, and adopt ways to...

10 Questions to Ask When Considering A Treatment Centre

What credentials does the program’s clinical staff hold, and how much education was needed to acquire those credentials? – Credentials and licenses ensure that the person providing treatment meets nationally recognized standards for professional practice. It is...