WHAT IS REALITY?

It has been said before that we don’t really see the world the way it is… we actually see it the way we are. But what does that mean? As we grow up we are influenced by everything around us, our parents, our siblings, our friends, the type of home we have, our...

Key Points to Remember

1. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Drugs of abuse alter the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why substance users are at risk for...

Stigma and Substance Use

The concept of stigma describes the powerful, negative perceptions commonly associated with substance use and addiction. Stigma has the potential to negatively affect a person’s self-esteem, damage relationships with loved ones, and prevent those suffering from...

What is Personalized Treatment

Every year, millions of people enter rehab for addiction. Some treatment centers only offer generalized programs to help as many people as possible, but these can sometimes fall short for some clients. While different addictions may appear similar to an outsider, the...

The Average Costs of Drug and Alcohol Rehab

When people want to stop using drugs and alcohol, rehab centres usually offer the best hope for recovery. However, one of the obstacles people face is paying for treatment. The costs of rehab continue to increase around the world, but there are ways for people to get...