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Canadian Drug Rehab – Canada Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers
Canadian Drug Rehab is a free drug treatment referral program in Canada designed to help the addict and their families find a drug addiction treatment centre or alcohol addiction treatment centre. Canadian Drug Rehab has been developed to give the addict a solid foundation when searching for help or treatment with their drug or alcohol addiction. The general intent of drug rehabilitation or alcohol rehabilitation is to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, in order to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused by extreme abuse. If you or someone you love needs help in Canada, please call TOLL FREE 1-888-391-9295 anytime day or night. Our experienced addiction counselors are here to help you locate the drug or alcohol rehab center that is right for you or your loved one.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centres Canada
All drug and alcohol detox program centers in Canada use basically the same three level program to treat the patient for drug addiction. The first step is detoxification of the body which is designed to completely remove the drug from the body. The second step is counseling and therapy that helps to address any emotional or psychological issues and that client may be experiencing. The last step is called re-integration. This part of the treatment program helps to get the patient ready to face life and re-enter society addiction free. This phase helps educate the client on how to deal with life sober and not rely on any sort of drug to get them through day to day life.

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Teens, Addiction, and Suicide: Facts and Tips for Helping Addicted Youth

Being a teenager is difficult under any circumstances, but being a teenager who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol is even more difficult. Understanding why teens turn to drugs and alcohol is an important first step in helping them to avoid suicide, because many of the underlying causes of drug or alcohol abuse involve the same factors that lead to teen suicide. By helping addicted teens through the issues that cause their addiction, it is possible also to prevent their potential suicide.

Facts about Teens and Addiction

While it may not be a good reason, teens often abuse drugs or alcohol simply because they are teens and must handle all of the challenges that accompany the teen years: they must figure out who they are as they transition from childhood to adulthood, make difficult choices, want to experiment, and lack the experience to know which choices are going to lead to more harm than they can anticipate.

And, while researchers have found that teens do not actually have the feelings of invincibility that the myth perpetuates, they do understand the risks of their behavior but believe the benefits and fun are worth the risk.

The facts about teen drug experimentation and abuse are staggering:
● 50% of all new drug users are under the age of 18
● The majority of adults with an addiction first experimented with drugs before the age of 21
● Approximately 20% of high school seniors reported binge drinking in 2014, and nearly 40% had used alcohol in the last month
● More than 20% of teens reported having used marijuana at least once in the past month
● Most high school seniors do not think smoking marijuana occasionally carries any risk
● Nearly 40% of teens who abuse prescription medication obtain the drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinet
● 1 in 5 teens has abused prescription medication

Teens often turn to alcohol and drugs because they want to self-medicate. Teens see getting high or drunk as a way to escape their problems and as a way to numb or ease their pain. They use substances to be more social or comfortable, to make life more bearable, to fit in with their peers, etc.

The Link Between Teenage Addiction and Suicide

Teenage suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens in the United States. One cause of teenage suicide is drug and alcohol abuse. Drug abuse intensifies teens’ depression or sadness and leads to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.

Teens also can experience a crash when they abuse drugs, and the associated physical illness and feelings of sadness contribute to depression and suicidal thoughts. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that nearly 10% of drug-related trips to the emergency room for adolescents involve attempted suicide. And, in many of these cases, access to prescription drugs was to blame. The study also found that teenage girls are nearly three times more likely than boys to attempt suicide for drug-related reasons.

A study conducted by the University of Southern Illinois’ Core Institute found that “students who drink or use drugs are much more likely to have suicidal tendencies than those who do not use substances. For example, 8.15% of binge drinkers have thought about committing suicide and 2.34% report attempting suicide.

Similar comparisons hold for students who drink at all, who use marijuana, and who use other illegal drugs. Only 2.34% of non-drinkers have thought about committing suicide, with only .78% attempting suicide.” Clearly, teens who use drugs and alcohol need help before they attempt or complete suicide.

Tips for Helping Addicted Teens

It is critical to help addicted teens receive the help and treatment they need and deserve. Professional treatment is necessary to help teens work through the issues that led to their addiction and possible suicidal thoughts in the first place. The following tips will be helpful in getting your addicted teen the help they need before it is too late.

1. Contact an addiction specialist or local drug and alcohol treatment facility for guidance in confronting your teen and determining the best treatment options. Call sooner rather than later.
2. Determine which treatment program is best suited for your teen. With guidance from the specialist or treatment facility officials, in- and out-patient treatments are available. Some programs include a combination of treatment and medication to help your teen get sober and handle their depression and suicidal thoughts.
3. If your teen has run away, establish a plan and goals for visiting and discussing treatment options. Consult with professionals as needed be sure to be calm and direct.

You can help an addicted teen work through his underlying issues and addiction if you make an effort to understand the problem and find appropriate treatment options. The key is to get help as soon as possible, before the teen resorts to suicide.

Sara Bell grew up in a family of teachers—her dad has taught high school for 30 years and her mom is a university professor. At EducatorLabs, she puts the lessons they instilled in her about the importance of curiosity and learning to great use. When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading, writing, and knitting.

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MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION
Many people don’t realize that addiction often co-occurs with other mental health disorders, and it’s critical to treat both conditions in order for afflicted individuals to live happier, healthier lives.


Please view these great resource sites
Comorbidity with Substance Abuse
Schizophrenia and Addiction: The Guide to Unraveling Comorbidity and Finding the Path to Recovery
Bipolar Disorder and Addiction
The Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery
Swim Back to Health: The Guide to Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts
Making the Connection: Trauma and Substance Abuse
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims
Meaningful Work and Recovery


Addiction can happen to anyone. A drug or alcohol addiction can take many forms, and while there are undoubtedly both internal and external forces that can lead to a larger chance of forming an addiction, this disease is completely color blind.

It doesn't matter what you look like or where you come from, addiction can happen to anyone. There are many misconceptions about people who are drug addicts or alcoholics. Our mission is to help you or your loved one find answers and support on what steps you can take to overcome your addiction.

Millions of Americans struggle with this disease and we are here to help you understand how an addiction can form and from there guide you to proper treatment and rehab.

Help is out there and it is available to you. There are many treatment options, from inpatient rehab to outpatient counseling and support groups. Just because a problem has developed doesn’t mean it has to stay a problem.

No matter what your background is, we view you as a person and not just a drug addict. Know that you are loved and cared for, and we will do whatever it takes to help

Visit these links and find much more
Including - College Drug Abuse - Teen Drug Abuse

ALCOHOL ADDICTION..............HEROIN ADDICTION............COCAINE ADDICTION

The Recovery Village is a Florida rehab center
We can help you overcome your addiction today


The Recovery Village is a comprehensive substance abuse and eating disorder treatment facility in Florida, offering a full continuum of care from a patients’ arrival. In addition to medical detox and acute medical stabilization, we offer nutrition monitoring and medical intervention, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, sober housing accommodations, and aftercare.
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Who Suffers from Addiction? - Husbands and Wives

Anyone who has been married to a person with an addiction problem knows without any doubt at all that addiction is destructive to a marriage. For some, addiction existed before the marriage and for others, it developed after the vows were said.
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Helping an Adult Family Member or Friend with a Drug or Alcohol Problem
Do you have an adult family member or friend with a drug or alcohol problem? You’re probably wondering how you can help. Here are 7 answers to questions you may be asking.
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Nine Reasons to Go to Rehab Today

Go to rehab. You need to go. Sooner or later it has to happen. Things have been slipping away for a while now, and everything is almost gone.
You don’t want to go to rehab. No one does. It is scary to be away from those you love. It is depressing to think about living in austere conditions and giving up pieces of your freedom. Worst of all, if you go to rehab, you will have to give up your addiction—and how terrifying is that? Who would you be if you weren’t a drunk or an addict?
But one thing is for sure to you and to those around you. You need to go. Sooner or later it has to happen—things have been slipping away for a while now, and everything is almost gone. You’ve been procrastinating for as long as you could. You had a good run, but your bag of tricks is almost empty and you need help. You need help now. Today.
Here are nine reasons that you need to go to rehab today.
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Home After Rehab: The Guide to Finding the Right Place for Recovery
If you’ve decided to relocate after entering addiction recovery, it’s important to find the right home that will promote your continued sobriety and overall wellness. You’ll want to find a place that helps you create a healthy, consistent routine without throwing you into the paths of old triggers. You’ll also want a loving environment to rebuild your relationships and bond with your family, a place where you can heal and focus on your recovery.
Let this be your guide to finding the best new home to keep your addiction recovery on track. It will discuss considerations to make about your new neighborhood, the home itself and offer advice on ways to make your new environment promote a healthy life. As you explore your options, be sure to keep your partner informed about your thoughts and make each decision a joint consensus.
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TEEN CHALLENGE BC

One of the Most Amazing Overcoming Addiction Centers
Age 19 and Up
Based on Faith in Jesus

Who Are We
Information Page

Questions and Answers Contact Information
Abbotsford - Chilliwack - Okanangan
TEEN CHALLENGE CANADA TEEN CHALLENGE USA  

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CANADA

AMERICA


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Drug Abuse Resistance Education
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an international substance abuse prevention education program that seeks to prevent
use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. It was founded in Los Angeles in 1983 as a joint initiative of
ex-LAPD chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District as a demand-side drug control strategy of the American
War on Drugs.
Students who enter the program sign a pledge not to use drugs or join gangs and are informed by local police officers about the
government's beliefs about the dangers of recreational drug use in an interactive in-school curriculum which lasts ten weeks.
DRUG AWARENESS RECOVERY TEAM - DART
DART HISTORY
In 1992, our founder, Robert Scott, through a personal experience with drug addiction and recovery, began to help recovering addicts by hiring them
to work in his gardening, maintenance and construction business.

In 1997, the Drug Awareness Recovery Team was formed and registered as a society. Since that time many people have had the opportunity to find
recovery through a caring workplace.
OFFICE: 1122 7TH AVENUE, PRINCE GEORGE, BC - V2L 5G6
PHONE: 250-563-6311 FAX: 250-563-6332

E-MAIL: dartpg@gmail.com -  Website www.dartpg.ca

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DOCAS
Drugs and Organized Crime Awareness Service
 RCMP Website

In 2005, the Federal and International Operations Directorate, both Drug Branch and Organized Crime Branch, aligned their awareness services forming the Drugs and Organized Crime Awareness Service (DOCAS)

Mission Statement
The RCMP Drugs & Organized Crime Awareness Service (DOCAS) is committed through partnerships in making communities safer and healthier by providing all Canadians with the tools needed to meaningfully reduce substance use/abuse and organized crime related problems

DOCAS is committed by
  • Engaging communities by promoting the b
  • enefits of healthy lifestyle choices in providing Canadians with the skills and information needed to make educated and informed decisions.
  • Providing leadership through the coordination of drug awareness and prevention programs/initiatives that support supply and demand reduction.
  • Improving Canadians’ understanding of the reach and influence of organized crime and its impacts on individuals and society as a whole.
  • Mobilizing the Canadian public to become a significant partner of Canadian law enforcement to effectively combat and reduce the influence of organized crime in Canada.

    The Drug Identification Chart
    The Drug Identification Chart The Drug Identification Chart is a reference tool for identifying illicit drugs and their harmful effects. Produced in collaboration with the RCMP, Sûreté du Québec, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and Health Canada, the chart identifies drug types, including common street names, effects, and methods of use and detection.


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DOCAS Programs
Aboriginal Shield Program
D.A.R.E.
Drugs and Sport
Drug Awareness Officers Training
Drug Endangered Children
Drugs in the Workplace
Kids and Drugs
Synthetic Drug Initiative
Synthetic Drug Initiative Clan Lab DVD

Drug Awareness
The Power of Parents: You are the Role Model
RCMP Website

Parents are their children’s strongest role model and greatest influence. Your children will eventually adopt many of your values and types of behaviour, just as you have been influenced by your parents. Your children notice and respond to the way you deal with problems, express feelings and celebrate special occasions. As a parent, it is impossible to not model. Your children will see your example —positive or negative— as a pattern for the way life is to be lived. Families are both a very important protective factor and risk factor influencing drug use problems among youth. In other words, what you do—or do not do—has a big impact on your child’s decisions about using or not using drugs....... and read much more............

The National Anti-Drug Strategy
The National Anti-Drug Strategy provides a focused approach aimed at reducing the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs; addressing prescription drug abuse; and addressing the crime associated with illicit drugs. This approach will lead to safer and healthier communities by taking action in three priority areas: preventing, treating, and combating illicit drugs and prescription drug abuse

Understanding the Stages of Addiction
Addiction has a worldwide prevalence and affects individuals, family and friends in an adverse manner. However, addiction just does not happen overnight. Rather, there are different stages which a person will go through before they reach a 'full-fledged' addiction. Often, these stages of addiction can be recognized by loved ones, co-workers, friends, or even the individual themselves. By doing so, they may be able to recognize the problem and seek adequate help before it becomes dependence or full-fledged addiction.

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Kids and drugs: A parent's guide to prevention
An invitation
Introduction
The power of parents
You are the role model
Everyone makes mistakes
Things parents can influence
Risk and protective factors
Drawing on school and community resources

Talking with your kids
Setting the stage
Talking about alcohol and drugs
Opening up the discussion
Responding in a helpful way

Helping your kids make good decisions
Developing your child’s self-esteem
Teaching your child to be independent
Establishing rules and boundaries

What parents need to know about drugs
Most commonly used drugs and their effects
Less commonly used drugs and their effects Prescription drugs
Risks of drug use
Reasons young people might use drugs
Signs and symptoms that may indicate drug use

What next? Creating a personal action plan
Glossary
Kids and drugs: A parent’s guide to prevention

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To learn about various illegal drugs.

To identify risk factors and protective factors associated with substance abuse (drugs and alcohol).

To discuss what addiction is and the consequences of it.

To determine behaviours that increase well-being and allow students to achieve life goals.


Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholic Anonymous
USA & Canada & Worldwide Chapters
Al-anon - Alateen
12 Steps
Canada - USA & Burmuda
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FIND DRUG REHAB USA

Drugwatch International
Adiction - Rehab - Education
Find Trusted Addiction Treatment USA
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Our Website

SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator USA
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

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REHAB 4 ALCOHOLISM PROVIDES INDEPENDENT ADVICE FOR THOSE SEEKING ALCOHOL REHABILITATION. WEOFFER TREATMENT PROGRAMMES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ABROAD.


Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers a free helpline and intervention service for people suffering from alcoholism and mental health problems. Website: http://www.rehab4alcoholism.com/



KEEPING YOU INFORMED
See Recall Report WEBSITE
Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe



DANGEROUS DRUG AND PRODUCT - RECALLS AND ALERTS
Drugs and medical devices always have the potential to be harmful. They are expected to have the potential to cause side effects while treating conditions and symptoms because it is impossible to make medications that perfectly target just one thing. For most people with most devices and medications, side effects are mild, tolerable, and worth the benefits of using that device or drug.
On the other hand, sometimes the risks are not worth the benefits and patients suffer terribly. When a drug or device manages to get past the testing of a drug company, or that company intentionally lets it get through, and it is found to cause an unacceptable level of harm, it may be recalled. Dangerous drug and product recalls may be instigated by the drug company or issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Either way, these recalls often come too late for some patients.
SEE WEBSITE HERE FOR MOR DETAILED INFORMATION

Drugs & Devices
Thousands of Americans turn to medical attention to help improve their quality of life and relieve them of pain and suffering. Medications and implant surgeries, such as hip or knee replacement, can change and even save lives.
However, pharmaceutical companies often cut corners where accuracy matters most – consumer safety. Insufficient lab testing and deceptive marketing tactics have cost thousands of patients their lives. Prescription medications have caused users to suffer detrimental side effects and implant surgeries have left victims in great pain. Pharmaceutical companies earn billions of dollars every year from these products at the expense of their users.
Please See Website Drug Dangers
The 45 Warning Signs Of Prescription Drug Abuse
NOTICE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ABUSE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE TO GET HELP
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Guide to Avoiding Alcohol & Drug Abuse in College


Addiction Recovery & Long Term Success


Our Community Experts
Provides white papers written by doctors and other Mental Health professionals!

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DRUG REHAB USA

TEEN DRUG ABUSE

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.

PREVENTING TEEN DRUG ABUSE


Domestic Abuse and Addiction

DRUG REHAB - AL-ANON - HOW LONG DOES REHAB TAKE - RESOURCES FOR MOMS & Much More

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NIH - National Institute

On Drug Abuse USA

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse changes
lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society -
Substance Abuse

Smoking & tobacco cessation

National Families in Action

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Truth. TheAntiDrug
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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with
factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.


http://www.drugfreeworld.org/#/interactive

There is a lot of talk about drugs in the world—on the streets, at school, on the Internet and TV. Some of it is true, some not.
Much of what you hear about drugs actually comes from those selling them. Reformed drug dealers have confessed they would have said anything to get others
to buy drugs. Don’t be fooled. You need facts to avoid becoming hooked on drugs and to help your friends stay off them.
Sooner or later—if it hasn’t already happened—you, or someone close to you, will be offered drugs. The decision of whether or not to use them could drastically
affect your life. Any addict will tell you they never expected a drug to take control of their life or maybe that they started with “just pot” and that it was
“just something to do” with their friends. They thought they could handle it and when they found out they couldn’t, it was too late.

You have a right to know the FACTS About Drugs, not opinions, hype or scare tactics. So how do you tell fact from fiction?
That is why we have created this website—for you.

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Internet Addiction
NetAddiction
For: Health Care Professionals - Individuals & Couples - Parents & Teachers - Attorneys - Law Enforcement Agencies - Human Resource Management

Office of National Drug Control Policy
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STREET DRUGS - In Many Languages
 
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