Do Social Media Influencers Help or Hinder Addiction Recovery?

Do Social Media Influencers Help or Hinder Addiction Recovery?

If you spend any time on social media, you know that influencers play a significant role in how we look at ourselves and the world around us. Rightly or wrongly, they’re making an impact and leaving their mark. From #VanLife to #BossBabe, there are influencers for...
5 Tasty, Local, Non-Alcoholic Beverage Options for Summer

5 Tasty, Local, Non-Alcoholic Beverage Options for Summer

Non-alcoholic beverages don’t have to be boring. In fact, there are locally produced drinks that are more interesting, more complex, better tasting, better for you, and have a better back-story than any of the carbonated cereals or fermented grape juices at the liquor...
Wine Not? Is the Women and Wine Connection Causing Inadvertent Harm?

Wine Not? Is the Women and Wine Connection Causing Inadvertent Harm?

As wine mom memes have exploded across social media, high-risk drinking among women is on the rise.  If you’re on social media at all, there’s a good chance you’ve seen dozens of women and wine memes. They’re pretty much everywhere. “It’s Wine O’clock”, “Time to Wine...
How Excessive Drinking is ‘Normalized’ in the Maritimes

How Excessive Drinking is ‘Normalized’ in the Maritimes

Having a healthier relationship with alcohol starts with recognizing the challenging role it plays in our cultural identity For generations, Maritimers have had a complex relationship with alcohol. Our ancestors smuggled it, made it, and sold it. And of course, they...
Take a moment to H.A.L.T. before your next BBQ

Take a moment to H.A.L.T. before your next BBQ

Self-care and self-awareness are key to maintaining a life in recovery Most people who have previously done a treatment program are familiar with the acronym H.A.L.T.: Hungry Angry  Lonely Tired HALT is often used in recovery as a reminder to pause and evaluate what...