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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?  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…

Self-Care and its Importance in Recovery

If we don’t take care of ourselves, no one will. This means we must learn healthy self-care techniques in order to obtain or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Caring for yourself physically,  emotionally, spiritually, mentally and socially will help you maintain a stable mood, and lead to increased energy and motivation. …

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…

ASYR Visits YMCA Richmond Hill & YMCA Vaughan!

ASYR had the opportunity to visit YMCA Richmond Hill and YMCA Vaughan on July 11th and July 19th respectively, and held a workshop for youth between the ages of 12 and 24  regarding substance use issues and concerns. Youth attending the workshop were able to get a better understanding of…

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…

Understanding Eating Disorders

“Disordered eating,” is common in our culture. It can range in severity from mild to extreme. At the milder end are irregular eating patterns, such as skipped meals, or yo-yo dieting. But at the extreme end are medically defined eating disorders that can become life-threatening. Eating disorders are hard on both physical and mental health. Eating disorders…

What is Work-related Stress, and Why do we Need to Tackle it?

There is a difference between stress and pressure. We all experience pressure on a daily basis, and need it to motivate us and enable us to perform at our best. It’s when we experience too much pressure without the opportunity to recover that we start to experience stress. The definition of stress is ‘the adverse reaction…