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Drug checking in British Columbia has found that hidden fentanyl is involved in the majority of overdose deaths in the province. The BC Centre on Substance Use has taken a leading role in responding to this unprecedented public-health emergency. With the help of Vancouver Foundation,...

Deciding to receive help from a treatment centre in Alberta is a step in the right direction. But, it’s crucial that you find the right treatment centre for your needs whether it be an Alberta rehab centre, an alcohol treatment centre or a  broader addiction...

The need for drug rehabs in Alberta is increasing by the day as the Calgary fentanyl problems continue. A new report by Alberta Health suggests that Alberta residents are dying at alarming rates from accidental drug poisonings related to fentanyl. According to Global News, 74...

When do you know if it’s time for an intervention for alcohol abuse? Is your partner or loved one drinking excessively? Many people will find out that someone they know and love or someone they work with are struggling with an alcohol addiction and are...

A lot of things may be going through your mind and you may not be sure where to start when it comes to finding an Alberta drug and alcohol treatment center to transition to a sober life. While it’s last on your mind when it comes...

More Canadians died of opioid overdoses in 2017 than ever before, according to new information released by Health Canada. In 2016, 2,861 people died of fatal overdoses with 88% of them being accidental. In the first nine months of 2017, 2,923 people died with 92%...

Wait lists for rehab centres are so long that people are losing their battle while waiting for drug treatment in Alberta. Deaths from accidental opioid overdoses in Alberta were up 40% in 2017 compared to 2016. In the first three quarters of 2017, from January...

Addiction is a disease, not a moral issue, and addicts are driven by an inner compulsion to turn to alcohol or drugs when overwhelmed, stressed, sad and even excited. For some reason, they lack the ability to keep from doing things they don’t mean to...

Being the spouse or parent of someone struggling with addiction is difficult. As a parent or spouse, you only want what is best for your loved one. You provide them with unconditional love and want to help them however you can. Unfortunately, in the midst...

Alcohol is a socially acceptable part of everyday life for many Canadians. Many people enjoy alcohol, in fact, according to Canada’s Public Health Services 80% of Canadians drink alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, alcohol is also the most abused drug in Canada. While drinking alcohol is legal...