Dependence Vs. Addiction- What’s the difference?

    Joshua Montgomery, Director of Operations- Bellwood Health Services Transcript from video: When we talk about addiction and when we talk about opiate use, a lot of things come up. There are a lot of questions around: What’s dependence? What’s tolerance? What’s pseudoaddiction? What’s actually addiction? And they are all very great questions. Addiction […]

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Porn Addiction: A Growing Problem

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By: Nelson Sacristan, MA, CSAT, Clinical Manager- EHN Vancouver “Pornography” by definition is a combination of Greek words meaning ‘to fornicate’ (and also ‘to practice idolatry”) and ‘graph’, to write, and to depict. It has evolved since the beginning of its existence along with how it’s depicted and when it’s used. It probably wouldn’t surprise you […]

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People with Substance Abuse Problems Are At More Risk of Developing Depression

Written By: Dr. Charlie Whelton, MD, FRCP(C), ABAM   Symptoms of mood disorders are common in people with substance use disorders. About half of the people in addiction treatment settings have been shown to have a lifetime history of major depressive differentiate disorder, and similarly in treatment settings for affective disorders, approximately half of individuals […]

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How the New Recovery Advocacy Movement is Helping Change the Way We Talk About Addiction

Written by Annie McCullough The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic and progressive disease, with a tendency to relapse, leading to disability or premature death without treatment and engagement in recovery activities. Today neuroscientists know the parts of the brain involved in addiction and that the behaviors of addicts are, […]

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Finding Joy in Sobriety

When we think about the work needed to stay sober. we often think about things like repairing our relationships, working harder at our jobs, going to therapy or meetings and working on ourselves.  And while all of those things are important, there is something else that needs to be added to the mix! Having fun […]

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