Calgary

Since the 1990s, opioid addiction has been increasing steadily, seeing a much larger increase in major cities in Canada, such as Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. The majority of opiate abuse and the highest number of overdoses occur in Alberta and British Columbia. In recent years we’ve...

Intervention services in Calgary provide care for all members of society. The people who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction do not belong to one demographic. Addiction is a disease that can affect everyone, including teenagers and the elderly; the unemployed, people in trades, and...

Crack, coke, powder, ball, blow: these are the many names of cocaine that are used in countless drug deals across the streets of Calgary. And while many people think it’s just a party drug, the reality is that cocaine addiction quickly becomes a daily habit...

In 2018, Calgarians heard the sad news of Alexandra Sheichuk who left her home in Calgary and traveled 12000 kilometers to a monastery to seek help for her drug addiction. The monastery was well known for its detox program. Alexandra was a ballet dancer, who...

In Canada, 4460 deaths occurred in 2018 after overdosing on opioids – that’s one life every two hours. In Alberta, the total number of deaths related to opiate addiction was 775, and in British Columbia, the number of deaths was double that, reaching 1525. And...

Calgary intervention addiction services have helped many individuals and families enter into treatment programs and commit to a life of sobriety. Interventionists know that drug addiction can be treated successfully, but it’s not a simple process. Successful treatment has several steps including: Detoxification to arrest the...

The opioid crisis in Alberta is widespread and well-known, and while a $1.4 million grant program has funded 29 projects to raise awareness, everyone who is close to someone addicted to drugs knows that opiate addiction is just one of many substances that can cause...

Addiction is a complex disease that affects brain function and behavior, and while it is treatable, there isn’t one single treatment that is right for everyone. We are all unique individuals with a unique DNA, and personal physical and mental history, and every patient who is...

When someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you want to help them kick the habit before their mental and physical health deteriorates, and that means getting them into a treatment center as quickly as possible. But, unfortunately, someone in the grips of an...

Scott Holden was 12 years old when he had his first drink, by Grade 10 he was arrested for breaking into cars; by Grade 12 he was high more often than he was sober. This once bright, athletic kid had an addiction problem, and like so...