Vancouver

Being an “enabler” is a common term used when dealing with a family member or friend who has a loved one suffering with addiction. Although the term is used often, many people find it difficult to recognize the difference between enabling and normal helping. If...

Addiction to drugs and alcohol can be devastating - not only to the addict but to the friends, family, and those surrounding them. When it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, disaster, heartache, and grief tend to go hand-in-hand - whether it’s destructive behavior, being...

Relapsing in Vancouver, BC Completing a treatment program and maintaining sobriety is not easy, and requires a copious amount of work and support. Although the person has learned essential tools for coping and managing risky behaviour in order to live a successful and healthy life; the...

If you’re looking into intervention services in Vancouver that lead to successful treatment through cohesive planning and preparation, you likely know somebody who is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. It’s important to have all of the information available before attempting to host...

A drug or alcohol intervention is a structured conversation between your loved ones, the addict or alcoholic and a Vancouver interventionist. Drug and alcohol interventions can help the addict’s loved ones talk about their feelings in a caring and loving way. When talking to the addict or...

In large cities like Vancouver where we’re swamped and surrounded by nightclubs, bars, pubs, and liquor stores - alcohol is everywhere and easily abundant. It’s a drug that’s accepted and even encouraged in certain social situations and large gatherings. The immediate effects of alcohol are...

The Dangers of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside In more recent years, we’ve seen an increase in fentanyl-related overdoses surging in Vancouver, particularly in the downtown east side part of the city. With the rise of housing prices in Vancouver causing rising cases of homelessness and the influx...

How to Deal with Alcoholics in Your Family As alcohol interventionist, I’m often asked to give advice to families of people suffering from alcoholism in British Columbia. Many of the questions are about how to do an alcoholism intervention, what should I do in cases of...

Are you or a loved one in need of a cocaine intervention in Vancouver? Vancouver has a reputation for higher-than-average drug use and addiction rates, and one of the most prevalent drug addictions is with cocaine. A study conducted in 2003, which included reports from RCMP...

The LGBT+ community is suffering disproportionately high rates of addiction and trauma in Vancouver, Canada. Often driven by the stress of discrimination, LGBT+ people are between three and four times more likely than others to become dependent on drugs or alcohol, with three out of...