What’s New

Healthcare in our Community Survey – Take it Now!

Addiction Services for York Region is working with a number of community agencies, individuals, primary care and hospitals @NWTorontoOHT to better integrate the care that you receive. We can’t do this on our own. π—ͺ𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 π˜†π—Όπ˜‚π—Ώ 𝗡𝗲𝗹𝗽. Please complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com  

Saturday, August 31 is #OverdoseAwarenessDay

International #OverdoseAwarenessDay is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result…

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…

Effective Communication

What is Effective Communication? Effective communication is about more than just exchanging information. It’s about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. As well as being able to clearly convey a message, you need to also listen in a way that gains the full meaning of what’s being said…

4 Tips to End Summer Well

While the season of summer still has more than a few weeks to go, the reality of summer is quickly coming to an end.Β  What’s a person to do with the last few remaining weeks of summer? Try these 4 tips to end your summer on a good note! Finish…

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…

Using Your Senses to Relieve Stress

Ever wish a stress superhero could save you from the tension of traffic jams, chaotic meetings, arguments with your spouse, or toddler’s tantrums?Β  Well, you can be your own stress-busting superhero. Using your senses, you can tap into the power to reduce the impact of stress as it’s happening and…

18 Tips for a Healthy Summer

Summer is here, marking a time for travel, barbecues, and lots of socializing with family and friends. Here are several smart and simple strategies to start off your summer on a healthy track. Grab a fruit. Keep your home filled with lots of fruit. Enjoy colorful summer fruit like watermelon…

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…