by P.C. I have my list for Step 8 from my Step 4 inventory. This step holds me accountable to the harms I have caused others. Step 8 awakens me to clarity. I have heard a common phrase in the rooms for years: “What is your part?” and I was asked to consider, could it … Continued
Marijuana has a storied history in pop culture as a casual drug, a ‘soft’ drug, the one so socially acceptable even President Barack Obama admitted using it. If you’re reading this though, you may also know it as an addictive substance that can have serious life-changing consequences for those who use it and their loved … Continued
In this brief, but powerful How to Recover with Cocaine Addiction Treatment guide, you will have the knowledge to get clean once and for all. If cocaine has entered the life of someone you know – or is affecting you directly – you may already be aware of the reason it’s casually known as a … Continued
If, like most of us did, you spent years avoiding, denying or otherwise evading the question, consider this: People who don’t have a problem with drugs, alcohol or any kind of mind- or mood-altering substances, typically never ask themselves, “Am I an alcoholic or drug addict?”. It’s not even on their radar. Similar to the … Continued
Stanice Anderson was in that hopeless state of mind so many of us have felt, but it turns out her subconscious had other ideas. In this extraordinary story, Stanice describes her own overdose and what she learned from the paramedics when she was fortunate enough to hear them recount the ambulance ride.
Being able to prevent, recognize, and treat an overdose could save a life. This Overdose Survival Guide (PDF) by towardtheheart.com offers advice on preventing overdose, and information on how to help someone who has overdosed on either depressants or stimulants.
With the rise of opiate use and overdose deaths in recent years, fentanyl has become a familiar word in Canadian households. In Ontario, fentanyl now kills twice as many people as heroin. On Wednesday, statistics from the B.C. Coroner’s office showed that 371 people had overdosed in B.C. in the first half of 2016, and … Continued