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Education Key to Preventing Teen Inhalant Abuse

Parents vigilant about educating their child about drugs and alcohol could inadvertently be supplying “drugs” powerful enough to kill the first time they are used. Teen inhalant abuse is a frequent issue in many areas. Surveys conducted in the United States and Canada reveal that huffing (or inhalant use) is becoming one of the most…

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Dangers of Vaping and Toking

Dangers of Vaping and Toking In the past few years, vapes have become increasingly ubiquitous as a form of consuming nicotine. Although the practice began with complex rigs, the advent of Juul and similar devices have made vaping sleek and stealthy. With these advancements, however, the dangers of vaping and toking have increased. Whereas smoking…

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Marijuana Legalization in Canada

Marijuana Legalization in Canada On October 17th, 2018, Canada became the second country to legalize recreational marijuana use. The government is still working to measure the immediate impact of marijuana legalization in Canada on the populace. Every three months, the Canadian government tracks marijuana-related behaviours with the voluntary National Cannabis Survey (NCS). For parents of…

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Compromised Immune System

Substance Abuse Disorders and a Compromised Immune System The majority of immunocompromised people suffer from HIV & AIDS. However, there are other causes of the immunocompromised system, including drug and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, specific measures can be taken to prevent being susceptible to coronavirus (COVID-19), which attacks people with a compromised immune system. How Alcohol…

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Why Do Teens Turn to Drinking? 3 Reasons to Explain This Epidemic

The question of why teens turn to alcohol is one that’s persisted for generations. Despite the awareness of the health risks and the way it negatively affects many who binge drink, teenagers still flock to beer and other adult beverages in droves. Both high school-aged and younger are susceptible to this kind of pressure in…

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What is Dual Diagnosis Program and How Can It Help Your Teen?

If you feel that your teen is struggling with troubling behaviours, you may have come across information about dual diagnosis programs online. You may be asking yourself, “What is a dual diagnosis program?” Our dual diagnosis treatment program works to provide mental health care in addition to treating the problematic behaviours that cause turmoil to…

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Shocking Teen Substance Abuse Statistics in Canada

Canadian teen substance abuse statistics are enough to give even the most trusting parent a surge of anxiety. Teenagers are more vulnerable than adults to substance abuse and risky behaviours because their brains aren’t fully developed yet. Teen brains don’t handle stress as well as adult brains. Not only are teens more susceptible to making…