Back to school; straight or high

Back to school; straight or high To receive help immediately with your addiction problem or that of someone close to you call 1-888-488-8434 and speak with one of our addiction referral & consultation counselors. Summer Break As school approaches closer and closer, do you know what your son or daughter has been doing during their summer break? Many young adults when their past school year is ended will get summer jobs, apply for college or university and you as the parent are always proud to know your child is seeking higher education. But what was going on during their summer time? Who were they hanging with? Some of these questions can be answered with observation. For example, If you have noticed your son or daughter has mood shifts, one day or two being all nice and chatty than suddenly they’re withdrawn or snappy, maybe they began to not be as communicative with you, or are showing signs sneaking in and out, secretive about their...
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Marijuana’s New Face of Evil

Marijuana’s New Face of Evil Marijuana is well-known over the decades, first as simply an imported illicit substance used by many just to chill out and ‘’be more one with the universe’’. When the risk and cost were such that import became more inaccessible Canadians began to grow their own weed. It was not of the same quality but then certain educated drug users read up on the growing techniques and suddenly hydroponics was born. As the years moved on the weed became more potent and more accessible for pot users and younger potential clients. Then it was found that certain sources lobbied to have marijuana with its mind-altering effects become accepted as a medicinal supplement to aid with certain diagnosed conditions. So now south of the border Marijuana growers are seeing a business opportunity which in not connected to anxiety of arrest at any moment. This then gains popularity with others and soon it is an imported idea in Canada. Pot...
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Your Body vs Drugs

Your Body vs Drugs It’s one of those things that “everybody knows”; drugs are bad for you. Well that’s just a big generality because it is quite another issue to actually understand what it means. Those of us who have been in the grip of drug addiction or know someone who is struggling with drug addiction can see quite obviously that their health is being effected by the drugs or alcohol being consumed. Some of the more usual observed changes are sunken eyes, pale skin, drooping or glazed look, dry mouth, weight loss and other known facts as part of a long list of physical side effects of short and long term drug or alcohol abuse. Looking further into this you discover the link between drugs or alcohol and the effects on one’s body is in fact simpler than one could expect. It would be easy to get into some very technical and long winded medical terms to describe the activity of...
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Environments & Drug Rehabs

Environments & Drug Rehabs When a person is struggling with their drug addiction or alcohol abuse and need drug rehabilitation the first thing that is normally on their mind is to get through the physical and emotional pain that follows the attempt to quit their substance of choice. Anyone who has ever been through a withdrawal period of some opiate addiction can attest to the terrible discomforts associated with such action, the environment of the drug rehab center in which it is done is important. This has been observed by various professional addiction counselors; the drug rehab center’s environment is just as vital as the drug rehab center program itself. Whenever an addict enters a program at a drug rehab center they know that they are putting their life into the hands of professionals. Though, unfortunately some facilities don’t have the funding to upgrade their surroundings. Rundown Environments & Drug Rehabs Many drug addicts will have some experience with crack houses, and rundown drug...
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Drug free Canada day 2015

Drug free Canada day 2015 Happy Canada Day will be shouted by everyone, from Halifax Nova Scotia to Victoria BC this July first. Canada day celebrates the confederation of the various provinces into a united country and each year in cities and communities from coast to coast various celebration will be organized and bring cheers to all. Many of these events include concerts from well-known international Canadian artists and some not so well-known artists for everyone to enjoy and celebrate. In most large or small social events, such as these, various types of drinks are raised but this also attracts the dealers of black market drugs for a quick and easy distribution. Alcohol When one looks back in history it can be found that all great events include some form of mind altering substance, usually alcohol is the choice substance. Its legal, it’s cheap and it creates an altered state of mind pretty quick. A little will make one giddy, a bit more causes...
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Government and Addiction

Government and Addiction It’s a well-known fact that drugs and alcohol abuse are a daily occurrence in our present society. There exists a wealth of information on the internet and in documents across Canada, stating the terrible conditions that surround anyone struggling with some form of drug addiction. In a recent announcement by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health Canada, stated that across the nation we can expect to see video Ads specifically targeting prescription drug abuse. With over $130 million dollars invested each year for tangible solutions for the treatment, education, research and sensitization campaigns on drug addiction; we should expect to see some results in the consumption of illicit and prescription drug abuse. Pills on the Black Market According to some reports the situation appears to be gaining control and is bettering, yet in another government report we read how thing are getting worse. The question one should ask is, are the taxpayer’s money being well invested or is it...
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