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Newstalk 1010 Interview

Tammy Francoeur and John Vereecke, co-founders of the Habitude Program, a residential inpatient addiction rehab program located in Hamilton join Ted Woloshyn on Newstalk 1010 to discuss the program....

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Relationships and Addiction

Alcohol and drug addiction is a societal problem that is steadily growing and contributes to the destruction of families and communities. Research has identified a strong connection between disrupted family relationships and alcohol and other drug addiction. Global News Dating and Relationship Show host Laura...

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Benefits Genius Podcast: Addiction in the Workplace

Tammy Francoeur, Habitude’s Cofounder and Community Relations Director recently sat down in an interview with Howard Kettner of BenefitsGenius.ca about addiction in the workplace. Howard provides training and guidance to Independent Canadian Insurance Providers....

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We did it! We are an Accredited Treatment Center!

March 1, 2018 – Hamilton, ON Habitude is proud to announce the exciting news that it has successfully achieved accreditation with Accreditation Canada. Health care accreditation helps identify what an organization is doing well and where to focus its improvement efforts. Accreditation Canada is dedicated to working...

Ways To Cope With The Holiday Spirit

HOLIDAY SEASON can be a blessing or a curse. Many people enjoy the warmth and the spirit of gathering with those we love, to celebrate the idea of love and family. Some others would prefer to hide and never be found for the entire month...

” IF ” A poem from a Loving Mother to her Addicted Son.

IF… If only I could give to you These gifts I think you’ll need To make it through life’s journey And help you to succeed. I’d give you Strength to stay the course And battle to the end… To put to rest the demons That call themselves your friends. I’d also like to give you Peace That comes...

Happy Centennial Anniversary Dr. Abram Hoffer!

In November 11 1917, a hundred years ago, Dr. Abram Hoffer was born. He was raised in a farm in western Canada, were he attended a one-room schoolhouse. Despite his humble beginnings, eventually he completed a PhD and MD degree specializing in psychiatry. Dr. Hoffer...

Recovery Day Ottawa

Habitude™ is a strong believer in community engagement and for the 2nd year we have partnered with Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) http://www.capsa.ca and the Recovery Day Ottawa event http://www.recoverydayottawa.ca Although addiction recovery is a personal journey, community is an essential part of one’s recovery. Our purpose...

Overdose Awareness Day

 OPIOIDS OVERDOSE Opioids are narcotics which are either derived from opium (called opiates) or share a similar chemical structure but are manufactured without opium (1). Some examples of opiates are Fentanyl, Methadone, Morphine and Heroin. Recent data published by the government of Canada (2) in the national...

Habitude’s Addiction Recovery Support Group

HABITUDE'S ADDICTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP Are you a parent, spouse, family member or friend concerned about substance use by your loved one? You are not alone. Many families are suffering in silence. Come hear from other family members sharing their stories and gain information, support, and resources...

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Sex and Drugs

When Substance Abuse and Male Sexual Abuse are linked. Males who become addicted to many things have problematic ongoing issues with healthy emotional and sexual intimacy. This is hardly surprising when one understands that these males engage in their addictive behaviors not to have a good...

Addiction Hurts

"Without sounding cold and malice, these articles are becoming a daily newsfeed. If it's not our city or town, it's a place in Ontario , BC, Alberta , Nova Scotia that is feeling the affects of mental health and addiction. We cannot stereotype and say it...