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Archive for July, 2013


Support Groups for Family Members and Friends

The recovery process is necessary for a person coming out of addiction. Recovery is equally important for his or her family members. A popular quote says, “Love the person but hate the disease.” This is true for a family in

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PA Pills Anonymous For Prescription Drug Addiction

**Currently, Canada does not have Pills Anonymous groups. However, the danger of prescription drug abuse is prevalent and begs to be addressed. Prescription drugs can be life savers to those who need them. Recommended dosages of these medications allow for

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Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine addiction is common. In some parts of the world, smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco is widely accepted. Other places require smokers to stand 15 feet away from public doorways. Whether nicotine is permissible or despised, there are two truths

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Overeaters Anonymous

Addiction to overeating presents unique challenges. In other recovery programs it is advisable to eliminate the substance causing harm. But when it comes to overeating, a person cannot avoid food. Eating is a necessary part of life. In April of 2013,

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Emotions Anonymous – Helping Individuals Achieve Emotional Health

All people have emotions. Some individuals experience a heightened sensitivity to feelings though. Living with the burden of persistent emotional pain is difficult. This can result in depression, anger, relational challenges, grief, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and loneliness – just to

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholism is prevalent in many societies and families today. A number of people struggle with this type of addiction or care about somebody who does. It is possible to go a long time before identifying drinking as problematic behaviour. In

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Discussing Anonymous Recovery Groups

Addictions challenge families, compromise health, and raise risks of developing other diseases. Another fact to be wary of is that people with disabilities are susceptible to substance abuse and other addictions. For over 75 years, 12 step programs, like Alcoholics

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Why Should You Apply for the Disability Tax Credit?

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is different from other financial assistance programs offered in Canada. It comes in the form of an income tax benefit that may result it financial benefits. The government of Canada reserves money for people with

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Facts and Questions about the Registered Disability Savings Plan

Fears about the future concern people with disabilities and those who care for them. Looming medical expenses and high costs of living make financial planning difficult. The government of Canada recognizes this burden and wants to provide a system of

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What is the Disability Tax Credit?

The Disability Tax Credit Certificate (DTC) recognizes you or the person whom you legally represent as having a disability with the government of Canada. Qualifying for the tax credit implies your income tax will be lower, as your costs of

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