5 Critical Elements for a Successful Recovery (or Staying Clean and Sober)

5 Critical Elements for a Successful Recovery (or Staying Clean and Sober)

Addiction is a complex disease because it affects brain function, physiological function, and behavior. However, addiction is treatable but it requires several elements for it to succeed. Here are the 5 critical elements for successful recovery or staying clean and sober: Willingness to Go to Treatment Just like any disease, a person can never be…

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Substance Abuse in Canada and Its Effects on Families and Communities

Substance Abuse in Canada and Its Effects on Families and Communities

Substance abuse in Canada has been steadily on the rise. What is more alarming is that the Canadian youth is more involved in engaging with drugs and alcohol. According to this source, 83% of Ontario students in grade 12 drink alcohol, and 49% of grade 12 students admit to binge drinking. When it comes to prohibited drugs, 60%…

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KAYA’s New Home at Muling Ligaya (New Found Happiness)

Overview of Addiction Treatment at KAYA

Detoxification. Detoxification depends on what type of drug the client used. Confinement to a detox institution for a number of days or weeks may be required not only to remove the dangerous substance from the client’s body but also to prepare them physically and mentally for the treatment. During the course of detox, the physician…

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The Role of Peers in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Peers in Addiction Recovery

Many addiction treatment counselors and coaches may not admit but peers are the most influential people for a person in recovery. Peers as a support group is one of the critical element for a successful recovery or in staying clean and sober. Recovery peers, who often regard as a user’s friends or extended family, are…

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Alcoholism Problem in Australia

Alcoholism Problem in Australia

Alcoholism has been a serious problem in Australia, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Alcohol-related damages in Victoria alone costs $4.3 billion a year. Such damages include road accidents, crimes, and health problems, just to name a few. Alcohol-related harm is not limited to drinkers but also affects their families and the community. Domestic violence…

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