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    Opioid Addiction: A First Hand Look

    Oftentimes it is hard for someone who is not an addict to understand the full severity of an addiction. It is hard for them to comprehend the way it makes someone feel, the grip it has on their life and the science behind why they …

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    September: National Recovery Month

    The month is nearing end now, but let’s not forget to highlight that September is recognized as National Recovery Month in the United States. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month. It is designed to increase understanding and …

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  • Naloxone Kits

    Naloxone Kits in Kelowna

    When it comes to addiction, one of the things we have to be realistic about is the possibility of overdosing. This is a very real concern especially with the overdose emergency of opioids going on today. In the community, there are Naloxone kits available to …

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    Effective Substance Abuse Treatment Includes Family Involvement

    Many substance abuse treatment programs forbid family involvement and other contacts with the outside world, but studies have shown that involving loved ones in the treatment process can make it more effective and help the entire family unit start to heal from the substance abuse. …

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  • The Link Between Alcoholism and Denial

      Denial by both alcoholics, their friends, and family is one of the most powerful processes that keep the cycle of addiction going. It hides the damage and the importance the issue in ways that eliminate any chance of recovery. Facing facts with simple questions …

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