20 Years and counting: Inspiration for long-term recovery

Blog: 20 Years and counting: Inspiration for long-term recovery

September 02, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

An inspirational story of one addiction counsellor and art therapist’s journey through addiction and recovery. She is happy to report that she is 20 years sober… and counting.

Addiction and Recovery Memoirs Worth the Read

Blog: Addiction and Recovery Memoirs Worth the Read

September 01, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

These books take you through the lives of seven individual addicts from all walks of life. If you enjoy a good memoir, these are definitely worth reading.

Talking to Children about Addiction and Recovery

Blog: Talking to Children about Addiction and Recovery

August 29, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

Talking to your children about your past addictions and recovery can be daunting. How old should they be? How do you tell them? What should you say? Find out here.

Latest U.S. Measures to Control Opioid Abuse far from Foolproof

Blog: Latest U.S. Measures to Control Opioid Abuse far from Foolproof

August 28, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

Opioids account for close to 15,000 deaths by overdose in a single year in the United States (2008). In an effort to combat this, U.S. doctors are being asked to attend a course on proper dispensing of opioids. But attendance is optional. Will this help the opioid epidemic?

Back to School: Rise in Abuse of “Study Drugs” Leads to Addiction

Blog: Back to School: Rise in Abuse of “Study Drugs” Leads to Addiction

August 27, 2014 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

As everyone from kindergarteners to college students head back to school for a new semester this September, it is important to bring to light a rising trend: “study drugs”. Of course you won’t see any kindergarteners taking study drugs, but high school students and especially college and university students are at high risk for abusing these drugs.

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