My Child: Opioid Addiction?

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Does my child have opioid addiction? Of course, no parent wants to ask themselves such a painful question. Does my child have opioid addiction? To consider the possibility that their son or daughter is a drug addict is too terrible a thought for many parents. But unfortunately, that tragic reality hits home for many parents around the world today, as we are living amidst a global opioid addiction epidemic. It’s estimated that in America alone, 40 people die every day from pain killer overdose. And the opioid crisis is worsening rather than resolving, fueled in part by the Covid-19 pandemic. What exactly are opioids? In simple terms, opioids are a class of potent pain-relief medications, often referred to as opiates or narcotics. They are chemical variations or derivatives of opium originating from the poppy plant. These commonly prescribed strong drugs include…

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How Do I Stop Drinking and Stop Taking Drugs in Alberta?

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I’m from Alberta and Want Help to Stop Drinking and Taking Drugs For illustrative purposes, this post focuses on the particular setting of Alberta towns. However, the dynamic that is described is the same everywhere across North America. The types of jobs, cultural nuances, and settings may vary. But the shift from fun, recreational use of alcohol or drugs to becoming a problem in your life can be the same regardless of where you call home. Living in boom towns like many of those in Alberta such as Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Grand Prairie, St. Albert, Fort McMurray, and Lloydminster offers many challenges for people who want to get sober. Many single people go to live and work in communities for the high wages offered by the oil and gas companies. Therefore, these single, often young people quickly find themselves in…

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