How to Help a Drug Addict

February 6th, 2013 1:10 am

If you think that someone you love is addicted to drugs, it’s important that you handle the situation carefully. It’s common to be afraid to approach you loved one about drug use, because you don’t know how he or she will react. However, the important thing is finding the substance abuse help he or she needs. If you need more information on treatment options available or talking to a loved one about drug addiction, call our helpline at (800) 943-0566.

Help for Drug Addicts

Before you talk to your loved one about treatment options, you need to approach him or her about the drug problem. It’s important that you don’t confront a drug abuser in a way that will cause an argument. Drug abusers tend to get angry easily, so you need to approach the situation with care.

As it’s such a sensitive situation, hiring an intervention specialist can make things easier. An intervention specialist helps you set up an intervention for your loved one. He or she coaches family and friends on what to say during the intervention process. It’s important that you emphasize how much you love the person and emphasize that you will give your support during recovery. At the end of the intervention, the drug user is asked to enroll into a treatment program right away.

If you need help finding treatment programs in your area, call (800) 943-0566.
Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

People who use drugs tend to show signs of drug abuse in every aspect of their lives. It’s common for an addict to miss work, neglect family obligations and have financial problems. Addiction consumes the addict’s life, and finding the next high is the most important thing. If the drug has a powerful enough hold over the person, he or she may resort to stealing money to buy drugs. You might notice money or valuable items disappearing from your home. You might notice a chance in your loved one’s sleeping patterns. Some drugs keep you awake for a long period of time, causing you to fall asleep when you come down from your high. Other drugs relax you, so that you sleep more often than normal. Physical signs of drug abuse vary depending on the type of drug the person is using. However, some common symptoms include a decline in physical appearance, sudden weight loss or weight gain, dilated pupils and bad dental hygiene.

The symptoms of drug abuse vary depending on the person. According to, common symptoms include using drugs to get rid of withdrawal symptoms, a tolerance to the substance and a continued use of drugs even though you know it’s hurting you.

Drug abuse help Massachusetts
could involve a series of treatment-related decisions based on the type of drug abused, such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, methamphetamines and prescription drugs. A men’s sober living environment can serve as an effective transition to independent living. Men in Boston, Worcester, Springfield—and all over the state—can continue their recovery efforts at The Granite House in nearby New Hampshire.

Best Hotels in Canada

February 1st, 2013 12:24 am

Canada is a really huge country which occupy most of the northern part of North America. It is actually the largest country in the western hemisphere and the second largest one in the world by total area, with 9,984,670 squad kilometers! From administrative point of view, Canada has ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon). This country is also one of the most developed countries on the planet and one of its leading industries is tourism. With so many destinations where can be spent different types of vacations, travel deals to Canada are numerous and tailored for pockets of all sizes. Hotels in Canada are of all categories, from budget hotels which offer rustic accommodation up to luxury 4 and 5 star hotels that have excellent amenities and high level services.

Because of its size is hard to visit all its interesting places and travel attractions during a single vacation. Most tourists have not enough time to spend few months long vacations, so they are advised to choose a smaller part of the country for their getaway or holiday and to try to enjoy better the natural beauties, cultural heritages and other things that can be seen there. All provinces and territories have great spots to visit. Just a very small number of places with natural wonders worth for a visit in each region of Canada are: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Banff National Park of Canada, Cooking Lake and Blackfoot Forest Reserve, Elk Island National Park of Canada, Jasper National Park of Canada, and Waterton Lakes (in Alberta), Vancouver region, Fraser Canyon and Hell’s Gate, Stawamus Chief, Helmcken Falls, Yoho National Park, Garibaldi Provincial Park, the Rocky Mountains (with great ski resorts), Long Beach and Galiano Bluffs (in British Columbia), Lake Agassiz, Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, and Wapusk National Park of Canada (in Manitoba), Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada and Fundy National Park (in New Brunswick), Gros Morne National Park of Canada (in Newfoundland and Labrador), Cape Breton Highlands National Park and and Kejimkujik National Park (in Nova Scotia), Bruce Peninsula National Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Pukaskwa National Park, St. Lawrence Islands National Park and Niagara Falls, with a lot of hotels offering great travel deals to the millions of vacationers who go there each year (in Ontario), Prince Edward Island National Park (in Prince Edward Island), Forillon National Park, La Mauricie National Park, and Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve (in Quebec), Aulavik National Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Terra Nova National Park, Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve, Tuktut Nogait National Park and Wood Buffalo National Park (in Northwest Territories), Auyuittuq National Park, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Sirmilik National Park, and Ukkusiksalik National Park (in Nunavut), and Ivvavik National Park, Kluane National Park and Reserve, or Vuntut National Park (in Yukon territory).

As anyone can guess, to all this destinations are offered many travel deals and vacation packages by a large number of tourist agencies. In all regions can be found hotels which represent a good base to explore wider areas and to see more of what this parks and reserves have to offer. But this natural beauties not represent all what is interesting in Canada. There are also more towns to visit such as Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Ottawa, to mention just a few of them. In this cities can be found more luxurious hotels as in the wild regions of the country and there can be enjoyed a another kind of travel deals such as tours of the cities, visits to museums or different cultural events.