Drug addiction and rehab research articles.

3 September 2020

Moooooove over therapy dogs. That’s right, therapy cows are in!

Addiction is a wild, messy and chaotic subject. As it spreads across North America like wildfire, there is a growing need to think “outside the box” when it comes to possible treatments, recovery options and ways to fight back. Sure psychotherapy, group discussion, meditation, 12 steps and scientifically proven treatment […]
3 September 2020

Prescription Drug Addiction in Canada

What do you mean by prescription drugs? The overwhelming majority of prescribed medicines do not turn into addictions, and more often than not a prescribed drug doesn’t make us high or offer us any sort of “buzz” that would encourage us to keep taking it after our affliction has been […]
3 September 2020

Can I Drive After Using Cannabis?

How risky is it do drive after getting high on marijuana? Studies indicate that those who consume marijuana in some way before getting behind the wheel are at an increased risk of crashing their vehicle or being involved in an accident. More research needs to be performed to narrow down […]
3 September 2020

A recent study in The Lancet has found that high frequency use of high potency cannabis can increase risk of psychosis. The risk doubles for some teenagers.

The recent legalization of cannabis in Canada has been met with both appraisal and criticism. Enthusiasts call it revolutionary for medicine and the judicial system, whereas skeptics warn of the possible dangers associated with its use. Recently, Israel decriminalized marijuana nationwide. This once again probed the ongoing debate of whether […]
3 September 2020

Cannabidiol is all the “buzz” – But, how much of it is backed up by science?

Today, cannabis is ubiquitous; with its recent legalization in Canada and most Western States, many individuals and enterprises have capitalized on the substance beyond its psychoactive properties. As a consequence, Cannabidiol (CBD), a main constituent of cannabis has emerged in almost every product – from skin care to shampoo to […]
3 September 2020

Facing trauma may be the key to overcoming addiction

Dr. Gabor Maté, a renowned addictions expert and best-selling author firmly believes that there is no such thing as an addictive personality. Nor, does he does think of addiction as a disease. Instead, Maté believes that addiction is deep-rooted, and stems from an individual’s need to solve a problem— typically […]
3 September 2020

Bolster Your Chances of Avoiding Relapse Naturally

A client’s biggest fear after going through an addiction treatment plan is to relapse. With all the chaos of being introduced back into their everyday lives, many former addicts are tempted to drink or use drugs simply because of being exposed to their old haunts and routines. It is one […]
3 September 2020

Lavender: Does it Have Real Healing Potential?

For centuries people all across the globe have used lavender for many a purpose. Some used it in cooking, others for treating minor ailments and nowadays if you google “lavender” you’ll no doubt be presented with dozens of articles claiming lavender has nearly unlimited uses in modern medicine. From treating […]
3 September 2020

How your skin cells can help you recover from cocaine addiction

What if I told you that your own skill cells may help you break the cycle of cocaine addiction? Soon, people struggling with cocaine addiction may be recruited to test a new treatment that uses their own skin cells to combat their addiction. Indeed, through genetic engineering, scientists may be […]