Neuroplasticity: How Addiction Affects the Brain

When a person uses drugs, brain chemicals are altered. Drugs affect the brain's decision-making processes, stress regulation, memory and emotions. Drugs basically hijack the brain's communication system and sends out messages they want your body to know, even if they can eventually harm you.  Read More...

Present Moment Awareness: A Better Way to Stay in Control

by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

If you live entirely in the present, you are also in control. This isn't a connection that seems obvious. But the best example is right in front of you. If you look at your body, each cell exists in a state of natural dynamic balance at every moment. A cell can't afford to lose control. 


You Can Avoid Relapse: Here's How 

Whether you've stopped drug or alcohol abuse, smoking, disordered eating, or another addictive behaviour, the anxiety around starting up again can be difficult to face. The stress around wanting to stay clean can sometimes become so intense, it drives you back to your old thoughts and habits that triggered the addiction in the first place.

by Nirmala Raniga

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CTV NEWS: Why One Woman Has Dedicated Her Life to Helping Addicts Find Their Path to Recovery


CTV NEWS: Canada's 150: Why One Woman Has Dedicated Her Life to Helping Addicts Find Their Path to Recovery

Exclusive interview with our Founder, Nirmala Raniga. 

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I came to the Chopra Center broken and afraid. I left feeling whole and empowered. The therapists, staff, yoga, meditation and absolutely delicious food were a huge part of my healing. Coming here was the best decision I've ever made. 

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September 2017


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