Edmonton

If you’ve ever seen first-hand the devastating effects of a methamphetamine addiction, you’ll know just how dangerous this drug can truly be. It’s so dangerous that even after a few uses, the user ends up unknowingly addicted. It’s a popular choice for young teenagers, even...

Answer as many of these questions as you can. If your answer yes, take a moment to look over the question and write out a honest answer or remember a situation when this has happened.  These questions will help with Step One of any drug...

How Does Drug Addiction in Edmonton Start? These two vastly different drugs - one a stimulant, one an opiate - are often abused together, and result in a crippling addiction that’s at times inescapable. This addiction tends to start usually in the same way - the user...

If you know someone who is addicted to substance abuse you may be wondering what you can do to help. Perhaps you have tried to confront them with the problem, or perhaps you have tried to discuss the addiction in a calm and loving way,...

The cost of addiction is high, and not just from an economic perspective. Addiction is associated with a higher rate of premature deaths, and not only from overdose. Death through addiction arises from several conditions that range from infectious, cardiorespiratory, and gastrointestinal diseases to trauma...

Substance abuse and addiction are the two most common causes that lead to homelessness, and for many who have reached that point, a happy future seems out of reach, but it’s not. With the right treatment and support, recovery is possible. However, in many families, the...

This year was a big year for Edmonton, but not in a good way. According to a report from the CBC, police have seen an increase in the number of street seizures of meth to almost double what it was four years ago. Take a...

By the age of 25 most people have experienced a time when they drank too much alcohol. Binge drinking is on the rise and more and more young people have experienced black outs after a night of drinking. And increasingly, taking drugs recreationally has widely...