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INTEGRATING BACK INTO SOCIETY AFTER TREATMENT

Completing a drug treatment program is a great accomplishment and a wonderful feeling. However, transitioning to normal life after treatment has a tendency to leave people feeling a bit anxious and full of questions about what comes next.While in rehab, daily life is very planned and structured, giving the person in treatment fewer options to […]

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The Power of Music Therapy for Mental Health Conditions at CanAm 

We are learning more and more daily of the benefits that music has on our lives. Music has the power to touch our souls, lift our spirits and heal. But can music actually act as medicine?Whether it’s used in therapy, health facilities, hospitals or hospices, music can provide comfort for those who are ill and help

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ACHIEVING SELF-FORGIVENESS

At its root, self-criticism is a protective mechanism. Its function is to save us from social and professional failures. Our critical voice is trying to keep us in line with our values (although it could afford to be a little nicer about it).Being overly critical can actually be counterproductive. Harsh criticism isn’t really motivating, it’s

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Navigating Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome

NAVAGATING SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER SYNDROME (SADS) Winter is a difficult time for many people – dark mornings, early sunsets, and of course, the frigid temperatures. You don’t have to have Seasonal Affective Disorder to get the “cold weather blues.” Anyone can struggle with a dip in their mood when there’s a dip in the temperature.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Its Impact on Children

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in children that results from alcohol exposure during the mother’s pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome causes damage to the brain and problems in physical development. The problems caused by fetal alcohol syndrome vary from child to child, but defects caused by fetal alcohol syndrome are not reversible. Can-Am would like

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7 METHODS TO RE-TRAIN OUR BRAINS TO BE MORE POSITIVE

Maintaining a positive frame of mind is beneficial both, mentally and physically. Although it sounds appealing and seems the obvious and proper choice in which to conduct ourselves, maintaining a positive mindset needs to be exercised and practiced. Science is showing that there are a variety of ways to retrain our brains to achieve a

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MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS FROM CANNABIS

Regular cannabis use can be linked to an increased risk of anxiety and depression. But most research seems to have a focus on the link between psychosis and cannabis.Using cannabis can increase the risk of developing psychotic illness, including schizophrenia. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to show a link between the use of stronger cannabis and psychotic illnesses,

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