November 26th through December 2nd is National Addictions Awareness Week and we would like to talk about the stigma associated with addiction, why it’s a problem, and how we try to challenge it. Negative Stereotypes Make Stigma and Shame Worse Generally, a stigma is a mark of shame; the stigma associated with addiction and substance … Read more
My fears regarding cannabis turned out to be true—I was immediately hooked and I smoked as much as I could get my hands on. It relieved that overwhelming fear of being maladjusted to life. Moreover, I had unresolved traumas and weed reduced my anxiety, my anger, and the flashbacks that I suffered due to my post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I was smoking every hour, like some alcoholics drink. As I mentioned before, I was previously an honors student, but I failed two courses that year.
Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Peter A. Levine, a support counsellor who works at Bellwood Health Services. For many first responders on the frontlines of the unfolding human drama of our world, whether they be military, police, firefighters, or paramedics, the trauma of battle, whether to save lives or protect lives, doesn’t end as … Read more
Dr. David Teplin is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Richmond Hill, Ontario and an adjunct professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. He sits on the editorial review board of several peer-reviewed clinical journals. He also chaired the Canadian Psychological Association Task Force on the Legalization … Read more
November 12th through 18th is Digital Health Week in Canada! On this occasion, we are pleased to introduce Wagon: Canada’s first clinical care app that allows healthcare professionals to monitor and connect with their addiction recovery patients. Wagon is an app that is designed to facilitate the tracking, monitoring, and support of addiction recovery. Patients … Read more