Differences Between Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders

How Do Alcohol Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder Differ?

Understanding the differences between alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder requires understanding how each substance affects the body. Alcohol and opioids have different short- and long-term effects, and differences in withdrawal symptoms, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy (treatment using medication), and how people overdose. As a result, the best practices for treating opioid use disorder differ from … Read more

Is Declining Life Expectancy in Canada Due to Mental Health, Addiction, and Suicide?

Life expectancy in Canada declining. Grieving couple at friend's funeral.

According to a 2018 study published in The Canadian Medical Association Journal, life expectancy in Canada is higher than in the United States.[1] However, the rates of “deaths of despair” (i.e. poisoning, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease) have increased in recent years which may be contributing to declining life expectancy in Canada.[2] Should we be … Read more

7 Reasons Hookup Apps Are Ruining Dating

7 Reasons Hookup Apps Ruining Dating

Opinion by EHN Staff Writer Written by Mike Quarress, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. The first glance, a click or a swipe away, and it’s love at first sight! The motivation centers of the brain are activated, within seconds a plan is formulated, and pathways related to sex addiction are reinforced. … Read more

Helper? Healer? Spiritual Guru? Edgewood’s Jim Edwards Might Be All Three

You’ll find Jim Edwards devoting much of his time and energy to helping those who are finding themselves. Jim’s profound wisdom and gentle spirit will calm even the most troubled of souls. With 28 years of sobriety under his belt, Jim knows how challenging substance use disorder can be. Jim sums up his life in … Read more

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