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” 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...

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PTSD

PTSD is real. The victims of PTSD have personally been affected by people, places and things. They are traumatized but that does not give them permission to traumatize others. They cannot use it as a badge of honor that says "I was hurt, so I...

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Short Term Approaches Don’t Work

Evidence says the brain takes a minimum of 3 months to repair. Yet our government continues to push 12-18 day programs and blame the client. And yet most people know the definition of insanity but refuse to see how this definition is relevant today with helping...

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Work Place Addiction

This man had many opportunities to seek help ( article here).  The first time when his drinking increased to the point that he was drinking on the job, then when he got caught the first time. Then he relapsed and his drinking became an obsession again,...

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Addiction Support Group

Habitude Addiction Support Group For families and individuals in recovery   We would really appreciate it if you could share this post with your community.  Thank you in advance ❤️ This Monday (November 28th) from 7pm - 9pm we have a fantastic speaker !!! We meet weekly at Prince of Peace Church  1299...

Thank goodness for Now and not then.

Tonight I realized that I totally forgot to honor John's recovery date. The old John would have been ticked and used my lack of acknowledgement as a reason to be resentful and what would have followed was him swallowing his anger, finding a substance to...

Jefferson Ribout-

We are extremely proud to announce that Jefferson Ribout has received the top certification for an addiction counsellor in the country: the Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor from the CACCF....

The complexities of the antisocial mind and addiction.

About half of our clients have addiction problems along with being abusive. Studies are showing that the addict may react differently than some one who is basically antisocial. The use of drugs effects the frontal cortex of the brain, which means that that part of the...

Spiritual sickness

Addiction is often described as a spiritual sickness, the same could be said for aggression and depression. What all these have in common is isolation and being cutoff. Spirit implies a connection between things or persons or another. In all these examples there is no...