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Concurrent Disorders: What Are They and How Are They Treated?

Concurrent Disorders: What Are They and How Are They Treated?

The term “concurrent disorder” is used to describe a wide range of conditions arising from addiction and the presence of mental illness. Although the exact number of people having a concurrent disorder is impossible to pinpoint, it can be difficult to diagnose. This...

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Program

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Program

Deciding to live your life free of alcohol or drugs is the first step toward recovery. Next, you will have to decide which type of treatment is right for you. Both inpatient rehab and outpatient treatment can be effective at helping you achieve recovery; we compare...

Is Inpatient Rehab Right for Me?

Is Inpatient Rehab Right for Me?

Inpatient rehab involves living at a residential facility to receive treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Although it offers many benefits, you may not be sure if this is the best option for your individual situation or if the time is even right to take this step....

Renewed Appreciation For Nature

Renewed Appreciation For Nature

As I sit down to write this blog, I am just a few feet away from the gurgling brook I recently discovered while driving one of the many delightful back roads in the Peterborough-Kawartha Lakes region. Surrounding it are lovely birch and maple and oak trees, and a...

How to get someone into rehab – Help a loved one

How to get someone into rehab – Help a loved one

We're here to help you figure out how to get someone into rehab. It can be one of the most painful times in your life, seeing your loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. Painful because you may feel helpless to do anything to snap them out of it. Or scary because you...

Addiction to alcohol and opioids – Things to know

Addiction to alcohol and opioids – Things to know

The opioid epidemic is still causing damage to communities and putting people’s lives in danger. Opioids include prescription medication like hydrocodone and oxycodone, as well as street drugs like heroin, have been running rampant across the world, and record numbers...

Is My Spouse Drinking Too Much?

Is My Spouse Drinking Too Much?

Ever ask yourself the question: "Is my spouse drinking too much?" They are drinking more than they have in a while. They stop at the bar on the way home from work for a few. You may notice alcohol on their breath every so often and you had no idea they were drinking....

What You Need to Know about Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

What You Need to Know about Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

You feel tired all the time even though you gave up drinking six months ago. You are confused and still struggle to remember what you were doing going from one room to another. It’s getting scary to you that you snap at this on any given moment. The racing thoughts,...

What is substance use disorder?

What is substance use disorder?

What Is Substance Use Disorder Everyone has had one of those nights where they drink more than they should, maybe in celebration, maybe just hanging out with friends. Does drinking too much one night make them addicted to alcohol? Where is the cut off line between...

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