Got an addiction?

We all know that addictions can be really nasty habits that are very hard to kick. The problem is that many people don't know that there are people who are available to help you get back on your feet.

You don't have to be alone...let someone help you. You are human, we all make mistakes, but what is important is that you want to turn your life around and seek help... it is ok to ask for help. Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes.

What is an addiction?

An addiction is a compulsive and harmful habit. It is when someone can't stop doing something. They often start as hobbies or habits but when these hobbies or habits start to hurt ourselves or others then they become addictions.

Addictions not only affect the person who is addicted, it can also affect their friends, family members and even co-workers because they may be worried or concerned. Addictions can also influence your life style, how you spend your time, your moods etc. so people around you may definitely be affected as well. Stop and think about how your addiction has affected others or how someone's addiction has affected you. Try to talk about it.

Addictions - More Information

Alcohol, Drugs & Gambling  
Drug & Alcohol Registry of Treatment Your first contact for help
Pinewood Centre Treatment Services
Durham Region Quitting Smoking
Durham Region Withdrawal symptons - what to expect when you quit smoking
Health Canada Go Smokefree
Health Canada - Quit 4 Life  
Smoke Fx Information on smoking, its effects, and quitting
The Youth Centre Call for one-on-one help with quitting smoking


Know The Whole Story

Regardless of what people tell you, you're still going to make whatever choices you want. The important thing is that you make informed decisions and know exactly what the whole story is.

We all need to party and have some fun, but, your safety and health is even more important. Do yourself a favor and get informed about drugs and alcohol:

  • Know the effects
  • know the warning signs of an addiction
  • Know how to avoid drugs and alcohol
  • Know who can help you
  • Know your options

With every good thing there is also the bad. Remember to look at the other side of the same coin...KNOW THE TRUTH.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a drug over dose or alcohol poisoning CALL 911.


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