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Young Adults Want to Recover from Addiction but Need Help to Make It Happen, Study Suggests

By: Tammy Francoeur September 27, 2012 Young adults do want to fulfill their dreams too. They don't want to be addicted and may not even realize they are...

Healthy Boundaries Now or Troubled Adults Later… you decide……

Are we really creating healthy boundaries and a positive attitude for our children? The Habitude™ Addiction Program has worked with many families that felt outside influences were responsible for addiction issues in their own homes. Are we so far removed from responsible parenting that we...

“Most of those successful opiate dependent patients underwent inpatient detoxification and residential rehabilitation stays”

The Habitude™Addiction Program concurs with many of  Dr. Louis E. Baxter, MD, FASAM,  Past President of ASAM recommendations and highlights some of these recommendations for Opiate Addiction Treatment.  September 25, 2012 "When patients are limited to detoxification only or are not allowed access to the next indicated level of...

Cost of Addiction ( is more than Cancer!)

"Five years ago, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse estimated the costs of substance abuse on the health-care and justice systems, along with lost workplace produc­tivity, at $39.8 billion annually in Canada. Three years ago, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) estimated that...

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society short and insightful writing about a long and complex history Lessons of the Narcotic Farm, Part VI, Reflections of an Accidental Drug Historian Posted on September 25, 2012 by campbn2 It was April 2005 when I walked up to the car rental booth...

More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes and this increasing trend is driven by overdoses from prescription painkillers.

“It’s crucial for us as parents to talk with our kids about the dangers of abusing medicine and to make sure that the medicines in our homes are secure at all times,” said Phil Bauer, a father who lost his 18-year-old son Mark to Rx...

“Teen past-month “heavy” marijuana users are significantly more likely than teens who have not used marijuana in the past year to:

use cocaine/crack (30 times more likely) use Ecstasy (20 times more likely) abuse prescription pain relievers (15 times more likely) abuse over-the-counter medicines  (14 times more likely)" National Study: Teen “Heavy” Marijuana Use Up 80 Percent Since 2008, One in Ten Teens Reports Using Marijuana at Least 20 Times...

The Opioid Movie

At Turning Point's Habitude™ Program we have seen 50% of our clients come to our Program due to Opiate Addictions. Many claim there Doctors were responsible for their addiction.  However, we have found that most had abused some type of substance in the past and...

Do our Doctors need more Addiction Training in Canada?

As the Program Director at Turning Point Habitude Program, I have had to opportunity to connect with thousands of Doctors across Canada and the United States and my answer would be emphatically 100% YES. Unfortunately, Doctors are given the task of writing mega scripts in their life time,...

Spiritual Wellness

As Nigel Turner was saying in a previous article, there is a spiritual sickness that happens when one becomes addicted to a substance. We have witnessed this with every client who participated in Turning Point's Habitude™Addiction Program. Many times, the individuals were in denial about...