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Finding your own “Steps” to recovery

re·cov·er·y. /rəˈkəv(ə)rē/ The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost. Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against the 12 Steps that are the long-standing doctrine of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). They definitely provided a path for me to follow, the multiple times I struggled to stay sober. But therein lies…

Substance use and substance addiction – what’s the difference?

Author: Karli Rapinda, M.A. Whether it be your spouse, your child, your neighbour, or your co-worker, everyone knows somebody who uses substances. And by substances, I don’t just mean “the hard stuff” like methamphetamine or heroin. I’m talking about things like alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, and cocaine too. So, if we all know someone who uses…

Why harm reduction?

At White Wolf Inspired Living, our approach is founded on harm reduction, which includes minimizing the risk associated with one’s behaviour. For example, you might have someone who is consuming alcohol seven days a week. We get the person counselling and help them look at why they might be drinking so much and by doing…