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Substance Use

End the Stigma Community Forum

Message at Delta forum: The stigma must end (Delta Optimist April 15, 2022) The End the Stigma Community Forum was held at North Delta Secondary on  the evening of Wednesday April 13, 2022, to hear from leaders and advocates on the stigma of drug use and what needs to be done to stop the growing

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Substance Use Blog Series: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Post-acute withdrawal syndrome refers to a temporary period of time after going through detox where your body is adjusting to its processes without substances. It is associated with most substances, including: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, inhalants, benzos, amphetamines, methamphetamines, nicotine, anabolic steroids, opiates, and hallucinogens. In this article, we discuss what symptoms you might experience and how to cope with them.

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Substance Use Blog Series: Learning from Setbacks

Today’s Substance Use Blog Series post is about Learning from Setbacks. Recovery setbacks are usually defined as actions or periods of time spent not following the plan you previously set out for your recovery. These can include physical lapses or relapses that go against your plan. We have written about relapse prevention in a past

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Substance Use Blog Series: Mutual Aid Groups Part III

This is part 3 of our series on Mutual Aid groups. So far we have gone through SMART Recovery, the 12-step program, the 16-step program, and LifeRing groups. Today we are going to go through Recovery Dharma and Moderation Management. Recovery Dharma Recovery Dharma is a peer-led organization that supports individuals on their path of

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Substance Use Blog Series: Mutual Aid Groups Part II

This is part 2 of our 3-part series describing mutual aid groups for substance use recovery. Last week we went through the most common of these groups, SMART Recovery and 12-step programs. This week we are exploring two more groups accessible from Delta and surrounding areas: The 16-step program and LifeRing. 16 steps The 16

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