Living with Addiction


Quit That! - Habit Tracker
Are you looking for a totally free app to help you quit stuff? Quit That! is a simple app to track all of the stuff you are trying to quit. Want to quit smoking? Quit That! Looking to stop drinking pop or biting your nails? Quit That! too. Only available on apple products. 



The Hollow Tree
Before discovering native healing methods, Herb Nabigon could not imagine a life without alcohol. His powerful autobiography, The Hollow Tree, tells the story of his struggle to overcome addiction with the help of the spiritual teachings and brotherly love of his elders.
Rewired is a new breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behaviour by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you toward not only physical sobriety but a mental, emotional, and spiritual sobriety by learning to identify key principles within yourself, including authenticity, honesty, gratitude, and understanding a need for solitude.
The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit
Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits - once and for all.
Heart Berries: A Memoir
Heart Berries is an original and powerful work that explores the painful and complex relationship between trauma and identity in the life of an Indigenous woman. Driven by a raw and compelling intensity, Terese Marie Mailhot has written a memoir that is actively engaged with questions surrounding memory, voice and representation, challenging the reader and herself along the way.



That Sober Guy Podcast
Host Shane, a recovering alcoholic, interviews a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people who have experienced addiction or felt the impact of drug and/or alcohol use. He focuses on living a positive, healthy, and sober lifestyle, and uses his podcast as a platform for sharing inspiration for others who want to live the same way. Listen from their website or download from your preferred podcast platform. 

Support Organizations

Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing
Community Support Organizations
Local to North Bay, this external resource offers non-judgemental supports for folks who are experiencing concerns with substance use and/or gambling.

Where to get a Naloxone Kit
Community Support Organizations
This website helps locate pharmacies that carry naloxone kits. Not all pharmacies carry naloxone kits. Call ahead to check if your pharmacy has naloxone kits in stock. You can also ask the Pharmacist any questions you may have about using naloxone.


Videos and Movies

Rat Park
What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. This video is adapted from Johann Hari's New York Times best-selling book 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.'



GamTalk is a Canadian online discussion board for people with gambling issues to share their experiences and ideas. 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
CAMH provides high quality, client-centred care to meet the diverse needs of people facing addiction and mental health challenges at different stages of their lives and illnesses-- from children to adults to seniors.