National Recovery Month: Why It Matters for Everyone

Thrive Recovery Community members in celebration of National Recovery Day

September is one powerful month. More than January, it’s often seen as a time of new beginnings, new routines and renewed energy. And that’s what makes it the perfect time to celebrate recovery in every way, shape and form.   What is Recovery Month? Every year, the dawn of September marks the beginning of Recovery … Read more

COVID-19 amplified the critical need for Gateway Recovery Centre’s first responder, military and frontline worker program

They put their lives on the line to help keep us safe every day — never more so than during the pandemic. Now Gateway Recovery Centre is helping first responders, frontline healthcare workers, military service members, and veterans struggling with their mental health and addiction. EHN Canada’s Joanna Anderson and Colette Currin tell us why … Read more

My Second Coming Out: EHN Alumnus talks recovery in the LGBTQ+ community

Story by EHN Guest Writer This article was originally published in Van Pride Magazine in July 2021. After coming out as gay at age 20, Trevor spent the next two decades struggling with addiction. Now, after completing a recovery program designed specifically for LGBTQ+ patients, he is ready to talk about coming back from the brink. … Read more

Why do gaps exist in mental health and addiction care for Indigenous people in Canada?

June is Indigenous History Month in Canada, an important time to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. It goes without saying that, beginning with colonization, Indigenous people have suffered systemic oppression, abuse, and enslavement at the hands of non-Indigenous people, particularly within the residential school system. Because Indigenous … Read more