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3 September 2020

Marijuana Legalization and those Recovering from Alcohol Addiction

The future is quickly approaching! Thinking back to the years of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, the legalization of marijuana was still very much a taboo topic. With the exception of a few visionaries, most of the population at that time never thought they would see the day where […]
3 September 2020

Halifax Heat Welcoming Palm Trees

The summer can be an exceptionally hot and humid time in Halifax. The temperatures continue to rise with little hope of relief in the near forecast. These hotter summers have brought inspiration to the municipality’s horticulturalist, who has recently decided to dawn a traditionally tropical plant in some Halifax parks. […]
3 September 2020

Marijuana & Driving: Testing for DUIs

As the legalization of recreational marijuana quickly approaches, public health is at the forefront of conversation among government officials and advocates. Following in the footsteps of others who have decriminalized marijuana use, or even the use of all drugs, as is the case in Portugal, Canada is taking a huge step […]
3 September 2020

A Natural Addiction Treatment

The Benefits of Nature and Forest Bathing for Addiction Treatment at Drug Rehab Forest Bathing is a form therapy that was developed in Japan in the 1980s, and has become increasingly popular worldwide. Forest Bathing is the practice of spending time in the forest, and often includes practicing mindfulness, through […]
3 September 2020

Life & Addiction: Focus on the Positive

Rumination—the pattern of focusing on the negative Replaying a mistake over and over in your head, or endlessly rehashing the details of a conversation are common responses when something goes wrong. As humans, we have evolved to disproportionately focus on the negative. In the past, when we were faced with […]
3 September 2020

Addiction, the Loneliest Disease

The Lonely Beginnings of Addiction Addiction and loneliness are closely intertwined, exacerbating one another, creating a dangerous cycle. Often, addiction begins as a type of self-medication, sometimes to medicate the loneliness one might be feeling. Indeed, a lack of meaningful relationships or social support can leave someone feeling pretty down, […]
3 September 2020

Marijuana Legalization and Moms

More Moms Lighting Up \The idea that mom’s need a little something to help them cope with the stresses of parenthood is nothing new, from “Mother’s Little Helper” referring to benzodiazepines, and the omnipresent “Wine Mom”, we are well accustomed to medicating moms. However, with the growing acceptance and more […]
3 September 2020

A Better Father’s Day After Drug Rehab

Becoming the Best Father You Can Be After Drug Rehab Drug abuse often damages many important relationships in a drug user’s life, and can prevent them from being a supportive and loving parent. When drug use is prioritized over parenting, the parent-child relationship becomes damaged or nonexistent. Drug rehab and […]
3 September 2020

Dancing through Drug Rehab

What is Dance Movement Therapy Dance Movement Therapy employs dance as a remedy for psychological trauma. Dance Movement Therapy allows for physical, rather than verbal, expression of emotions and thoughts. This deviation from traditional talk therapy offers a solution to those individuals who have difficulty articulating and verbally sharing their […]
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