Bright lights. Behind the curtains. The anticipation, the drama! Theatre.

The romance of the theatre exists to this day, and without the ability to try again 150 times, a privilege many hollywood stars enjoy, we often get to see raw and “unprocessed” emotional deliveries on topics we often struggle to adequately describe to even ourselves. Acting is a gateway, some believe, or rather a looking […]

SCRAM Can Help You Avoid Jail Completely

SCRAM Technology Can tech solve all of our problems? Probably not, but when it comes to avoiding jail time for a drunk driving offense, it can get an addict into a treatment program instead of behind bars. How? Good question. SCRAM bracelets are devices that measure our sweat to see if we’ve been drinking. I […]

VIVITROL for Alcoholism at Searidge Foundation

What is VIVITROL? VIVITROL is a prescription medication administered to individuals experiencing an alcohol use disorder. It is an opioid antagonist and administered intramuscularly by health care professionals. The drug attaches to opioid receptors in the brain curtailing the crave for alcohol. Unlike most opioids, VIVITROL does not promote the release of dopamine. In turn, […]

You Drove Drunk. You Screwed Up. Now What?

A night out, friends, family, a few drinks, laughter, a few more drinks, a bad decision, a loud noise, sirens, blue and red lights and then a room with bars stopping you from leaving. You’re terrified, you didn’t mean for this to happen, and the insurmountable guilt of having just done the worst thing in […]

Creating a Culture of Addiction Recovery

The culture of substance use and addiction is deeply engrained in the food industry. Late nights, high stress, and an abundance of alcohol and other substances have fostered this culture, entangling countless people in the food and service industry. Yet, the stigma of addiction and mental illness remains a barrier to treatment and prevents many […]

Alcohol Addiction: Surviving a Relapse Following Alcohol Rehab

The Chronic Nature of Addiction and Relapses Addiction is a chronic disease, and as a result relapse is always a possibility. Despite holistic and successful addiction treatment and even years of sobriety, nothing is guaranteed. Addiction causes long-term functional and structural changes in the brain, resulting in persistent changes in behaviour. Although alcohol rehab gives […]

Summer Book Review: The Power of Kindness

Finding the Kindness in the World Dr. Brian Goldman, a former ER doctor and host of CBC Radio’s White Coat Black Art, finds himself at the end of his career as a healthcare practitioner, wondering if his empathy for others and motivation to care for them, which initially launched his career in the medical field, […]