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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.  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?  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…