Alberta

Alberta Drug Addiction Interventions
Alberta Interventions Lead to Long-term Recovery

An intervention is a big step to take. In many cases, a family will only reach out to an interventionist for help when everything else they have tried has failed and when communication has broken down to the point where there is hostility. Many families believe...

Alberta Interventions
Help for Alberta Families Struggling with Addiction

Far too many families in Alberta are struggling with the issue of an addiction to drugs or alcohol. For some families it is dealing with teenagers or young adults who are addicted to drugs, and for other families it is the mother, the father, or...

Teens in Alberta alcohol and party addiction
The Impact of Peer Pressure & Partying in Alberta

Peer pressure is recognized as one of the strongest causes of juvenile delinquency and adolescent substance use. We know how hard it can be to resist peer pressure as adults, but as teenagers it is even more difficult to resist peer pressure. Research has shown that...

Teenagers and Alcohol Addiction
Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol Addiction in Alberta

Tim Stockwell is the director with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria, and recently he has stated that tobacco and alcohol are killing ten times more people than other illicit drugs combined. In Canada, substance use costs society $38.4 billion...

Women and alcohol abuse
Women and Alcohol Abuse in Alberta

Binge drinking is defined as more than five drinks on one occasion, and in Alberta, 14.1% of young women between the ages of 18 and 20 binge drink once a week. Binge drinking among Canadian students is particularly high, with 62.7% reporting five or more...

Alberta Drug Abuse Intervention
Alberta’s Drug Abuse Problem Is on the Rise

Every year, 47,000 Canadian deaths are linked to substance abuse. In 2018, 746 people died in Alberta after ingesting powerful synthetic opioids. And a report from Alberta Health stated that 13 people died of fentanyl-related overdoses every week. Alberta is a large province with a diverse...

Children of Alcoholics
The Effects of Alcohol Addiction on Alberta Children

All through towns and cities in Alberta, children experience the effects of a parent with alcohol addiction. Alcohol is a socially accepted drug, and that makes alcohol addiction difficult to recognize and dangerous to both the alcoholic and his or her family, and for children...

Albertans Seek Addiction Help in Vancouver
Why Albertan Clients Choose Vancouver for Rehab Treatment

Increasingly, more Albertans are going to Vancouver for rehab treatment. This may seem like a long way to go to seek rehab treatment, but there a few good reasons behind this decision. Most Albertans have found that rehab treatment costs less in Vancouver, the programs...

Alberta Opiate Intervention
Opiate Interventions in Alberta

Reports from the World Health Organisation have revealed that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Of these statistics, over 2 million individuals in the United States struggle with addiction to opiate painkillers, and in Canada, there were 3,987 opioid-related deaths in...

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