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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Info

When you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, it is called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism, or drug addiction is never easy, and it’s even more difficult when

Life and Death on the Unforgiving Streets

Living on the streets of the nation’s capital means more than cold nights sleeping rough. On a daily basis, the homeless in Ottawa face hunger, sleep deprivation, poor hygiene, social isolation, victimization, and exposure to harsh weather. Unfortunately, getting off the streets

New Addiction Peer-Support Group on Fridays

For many, the weekend can come as a relief and even something to be celebrated. But for many addicts, the weekend can be very challenging. My name is Sarah DelVillano and I have been clean since December 16th, 2011. I will be facilitating a 12-step peer-based support group at the Otta

How much sodium should I eat per day?

  What should my daily sodium intake be? For optimal heart-health, the American Heart Association recommends people aim to eat no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. That level is associated with a significant reduction in blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of he


MISSION STATEMENT

To bring a positive vision, attitude, awareness and reality to individuals who need a helping hand; To give people the ability to achieve their life goals and to set their dreams in motion; Through our dedicated staff, consultants and volunteers the Centre stands ready to help others from all walks of life and at any stage in their life.