Housing for addictions

Housing for Addicts- Are Harm Reduction Services or Sober Housing the Way to Go Whether its alcoholism or drug addiction, when it comes to recovery, everyone can agree on one thing; proper housing is vital if a person is to have even a chance at returning to a place in society. More than a roof […]

Housing the homeless make for a better community.

Opinion Editor: Homelessness, mental health and addictions are global problems. This article represents a writer’s American perspective. When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, homelessness was nearly unheard of. I would see movies about the “bums” living near the railroad tracks. People that, my mother told me, were just drunks who were […]

Supervised Injection- Does it Save Lives?

Supervised Injection, or SIF, became legal in Canada in 2003. More than a dozen cities in the United States are considering operating supervised injection sites to help them deal with their ever-growing drug-related death issues.  This has been a controversial subject in Canada for nearly 20 years. Critics claim that offering these sites only encourages […]

Addiction Recovery Access for Everyone in Canada

Opioid use and abuse has increased along with the number of deaths associated with them. Unfortunately, the rate of residential treatment accessibility has not increased. Instead, public-access beds continue to have long wait lists of more than four months. The growing concern of addiction in Canada doesn’t just touch one demography. Young, old, rich and […]

Addiction is a choice?

Addiction is a highly stigmatized mental health disorder.  If asked why they judge addicts so harshly, many people would say that it’s because addiction is a choice. Many believe that people choose to take drugs or alcohol but do they really? Modern psychology and medicine do not agree with this idea, at least, not entirely. […]