Addiction

York Region Takes Action Against Harmful Effects of Opioid Use

The Opioid Action Plan and online drug reporting tool launched to address rising opioid harms Newmarket –  Like many communities in Ontario and across Canada, The Regional Municipality of York is experiencing the growing impact of opioid harms. Through the meeting of York Regional Council, the Opioid Action Plan was shared today with York…

Addiction Recovery for Parents

Children living in homes with a parent affected by an addiction can frequently find life confusing, difficult and unpredictable. Making a decision to both be sober or control your substance use and be the best parent you can be is the best gift you can give your child. Living a…

How Eating Healthy can Help you with Addiction Recovery

Eating a healthy diet helps you with addiction recovery by allowing your mind and body to work better and heal faster. It helps you maintain your recovery by supporting your mind and body to function well consistently, thus maintain your good health. Eating healthy helps you with addiction recovery in…

Using Apps to Cope With Addiction

Addiction-related apps are free or low-cost, convenient and private tools to help you in the recovery process. Many of these apps were designed using health behaviour change models and the power of social support. Typically these apps include features like sobriety trackers, motivational notifications and quick access to educational resources…

Four Surprising Facts About Addiction

Everyone knows that addictions are harmful, because they often cause serious physical, psychological, social and financial problems for people who struggle with them. If you’re worried about you or a loved one being affected by an addiction, learning how addiction develops will give you a better understanding of how best…

Steps Family Members Can Take Right Away To Help An Addicted Loved One

If you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction, there are certain steps you can take to help the person you care about. If someone you care about has a substance abuse problem, you should take action immediately. Every minute counts. Get Educated about Addiction.  Understanding addiction will make…

M•RAAM Pilot Has Ended

Please be advised that Addiction Services for York Region’s Mobile Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (M•RAAM) pilot program has ended. We were pleased to have served individuals throughout York Region during our pilot. As we consider the results of the M•RAAM service pilot, we will be speaking with our stakeholders to…

Addiction Services Now Easier to Access for South Simcoe Residents

Rapid-access addiction medicine clinic open every Friday morning in Alliston A new clinic in the community is removing the barriers people often face when it comes to seeking treatment for substance abuse. “The stigma around addictions makes it hard for people to be able to admit to friends or family…

Sleep Issues in Opioid Recovery

Sleep issues are a common problem in Opioid recovery. While sleep medications often help in the short term, they usually end up making the problem worse in the long-term. Here is a list of non-medication techniques to help you improve your sleep: Take care of your body: Do not drink…

Take Care of Yourself During the Holiday Season

Be sure to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose. Someone may have overdosed if they: Are not able to wake up Are breathing slowly or not at all Have blue or grey lips or nails Have tiny pupils or their eyes are rolled back Have a limp body…