Drug addiction and rehab research articles.

3 September 2020

Canada’s OxyContin Mess

Around 2000, OxyContin appeared on Canada’s market. Twelve years later, the province of Ontario has the highest prescription opioid-related deaths and opioid addicts than in any other province in Canada.  First Nation Reserves in Ontario especially in the north have declared states of emergency.  Today Ontario wants to prevent a […]
3 September 2020

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the one day a year dedicated to celebrating and caring for the person who cares for us every other day of the year. Ideally, Mother’s Day is a day for the family to gather around and show their love and appreciation for their mother. However, this can […]
3 September 2020

Saint Patrick’s Day

Anxiety and a feeling of nervousness are common among many addicts, but these feelings can easily be exacerbated around certain holidays. Christmas is possibly the most trying time of year for many, but St-Patrick’s day comes with it a unique set of worries. It’s a day that’s been largely transformed […]
3 September 2020

5 Signs To Watch For If You Really Love Your Partner

Love is something that brings out the best in many of us, but sometimes it clouds our minds and only lets us see what we want. What may very well be broken, we don’t see. A cry for help? Unnoticed. For many, love is denial, love is unconditional and so […]
3 September 2020

Resolutions are About Progress, Not Perfection

New year resolutions have become a tradition, fulfilling an aspect of the mythological wonder of the holiday season. Most people make resolutions that involve the “commitment” to improve their lives. They hope to work harder so that they can find a better job, they will eat a more healthy diet […]
3 September 2020

Addiction Vaccines Offer Hope but not a Cure

The latest research regarding the search for a vaccine for addiction involves antibodies. An antibody is a protein, shaped like a Y that is produced by B-cells in the body. Also called immunoglobulin, it is part of the human immune system and works as an agent to find and destroy […]
3 September 2020

How Changing Values and Goals Affect the Habits of Teenagers

A number of years ago I lived in a hard working fishing and farming community situated on the Atlantic seaboard. I was in my late teens working from 4am to 8am on a lobster boat and then from 9am to 5pm on a local poultry farm six days a week. […]
3 September 2020

Accountability – Responsibility…You Decide??

I read an article written in Business Week online regarding the nation’s Vicodin epidemic in the United States.  I began to question the issue of accountability within our Canadian health care system. Working as a nurse and counsellor in Substance Abuse and Addiction, as well as previous work experiences in Corrections and […]
3 September 2020

Quebec Man’s Stroke Cures His Cocaine Addiction

Melatonin in the Form of Dessert? Researchers in Montreal are investigating an interesting case of a man from Quebec who seemed to be cured from cocaine addiction after suffering a stroke. Although it’s been based on a single case report, the discovery could set the foundation for more addiction research to treat and […]