Research Reveals the Baby Boomer Generation are Increasingly Developing Substance Abuse Problems

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  Within the last ten years, the face of substance abuse has changed in North America with more treatment centres having to treat a client population that are much older than it used to be.  Older adults are increasingly seeking treatment and support for painkiller and alcohol addictions. It was more common for addiction treatment centres … Read more

Spirituality – What’s the Big Deal?

The destructive nature of addiction By Lee Hausmann, MA, ICCAC Originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of Moods Magazine,  http://www.moodsmag.com/moods/index.php  As an addiction therapist and a person who has been directly impacted by addiction, I have been involved in the treatment of people struggling from this mental health disorder for over 20 years. Addiction comes in many forms: … Read more

The Importance Of Aftercare In Recovery

For those suffering from addiction, the consequences can be devastating. People lose their jobs, damage their relationships with friends and family, and face financial hardship. It becomes cyclical; substance abuse creates these personal difficulties and in turn, they can cause stress and trigger the individual to use more frequently. In other words, abusing substances becomes … Read more

Untreated Sobriety

Managing to stop using alcohol or drugs can be a major milestone in the life of someone struggling with an addiction. However, remaining abstinent from substances is only a part of recovery. After quitting, a person can be in a state called “Untreated Sobriety,” or as it is often called, “Being A Dry Drunk.” This … Read more