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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Helping You Combat Drug Addiction and Dependence

Individuals who live with chronic pain need strong prescription medications for pain relief. Opioids are one type of medicine that helps relieve one's pain; too much or improper intake of these can lead to addiction. Opioid addiction and...

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What Makes Opiates So Addictive?

Opiates addiction is an ongoing crisis in Canada. According to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, between 2016 and 2018, an estimated 11,500 people have died due to opiate overdose and other opiate-related causes. With...

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Ways to Improve Your Prescription Medication Compliance

Medication compliance affects the speed of recovery and overall health of patients profoundly. Studies show that failure to comply with a prescribed medication plan can lead to treatment failures. This is why it matters to ask for assistance at...

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Ways to Support a Recovering Opioid Addict

As opioid addiction grows stronger over time, it can put a major strain on an individual’s personal relationships as it dominates nearly every aspect of their life. In addition to social problems, individuals who seek addiction treatment in...

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Discover the Most Commonly Misused Prescription Medications

Today, some prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are being misused. The increase in the misuse of medications usually stems from the belief that they are safe since they are prescribed by a physician and readily available in a...

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Opioid Addiction Treatment: How to Get the Conversation Started

Talking to a loved one about their opioid addiction poses many challenges because it’s such a sensitive topic for many. Other than that, you may be concerned about overstepping your boundaries or affecting your relationship. However, starting...

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