Top 5 Myths about Drug Addiction

Canada has a large amount of citizens that battle drug addictions on a daily basis. Contrary to popular belief, drug addicts come from every walk of life and from every area from Toronto to Vancouver, Halifax to Calgary and in every smaller city in between. Drug addiction also comes in many forms as some people may find themselves addicted to marijuana, others to prescription drugs, and still others to more serious drugs. If you have a loved one in who is battling a drug addiction you need to read the following top five myths about drug addiction. Only weak people get addicted to drugs Due to the fact that drug abuse is hard to understand for someone who has never been in the grasp of a drug many people believe that only weak people succumb to regular drug use. However, drug addiction affects all walks of life reaching as far as to reach clergy, teachers, police officers, and professors. In order for rehab to...
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Are Prescription Medications a Problem in Canada

People often feel that prescription drugs are safer as compared to illegal drugs.  Prescription drugs are more readily available to teenagers who more times to none steal or utilize their own parent’s prescription drugs. Prescription pills are intended for those who they were prescribed for One fact needs to be stressed about prescription drugs.  Taking prescription pills, which do not belong to you, is illegal.  Prescription pills are supposed to be taken under the guidance of medical professionals.  There are numerous side effects, which could happen from abusing prescription drugs.  The ultimate side effect is possible death. Always be aware of your prescription pills in your medicine cabinets Parents need to be aware of their prescription pills and how much they had in the prescription bottles.  Parents need to take important safeguards in protecting their teenagers from abuse of prescription pills.  Make sure you are always aware of how many pills are in your prescription bottles.  Always throw away the pills, which you no...
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New Years drug and alcohol message

How many times have we heard the phrase “don’t drink and drive” or is this familiar “haven’t you had enough” or even better “ah, one for the road”. If any of these are familiar I am sure you were enjoying the party and the New Year celebrations. Celebrating New Years is a long tradition and with it are usually lots of cheering and words of good tidings to one another. There is however another side to this great festive event and it is directed to those who may have some personal issues with substance abuse. Drinking can become a disaster for family and friends, drug abuse can become a trauma that lands someone in the emergency ward, not a good way to start the New Year. Before you decide to go out with friends and family to celebrate the New Year, asks yourself this: what is my limit? And when do I say enough is enough? Its okay to say no at...
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