Edgewood Alumna Grace D’s Powerful Story of Surviving Addiction

Powerful Story of Surviving Addiction Edgewood Health Network Alcohol Rehab

March in British Columbia, Canada, is typically known for its gray skies, cold weather, and rain. Lots of rain. But on this particular day in March of 1997, a woman named Grace wasn’t focused on the storm clouds outside her window. She was fighting for her life.   Grace grew up in a strict Pentecostal … Read more

Five Reasons Why Aftercare Is Essential for Sustaining Your Recovery

Sustaining Your Recovery with Aftercare EHN Canada Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialists

Addiction and substance abuse can have devastating consequences for people’s lives. People often get fired from their jobs, have serious conflicts with their families and friends, and lose control of their finances. Problems with substance abuse often escalate when abusing a substance becomes a person’s primary way of coping with life’s difficulties and challenges. This … Read more

Fentanyl: The Most Terrifying Drug I’ve Ever Known

Terrifying Drug Fentanyl EHN Canada Drug Rehab and Treatment

Opinion by Guest Writer Written by Chris Howe, public speaker, recovered alcoholic and addict, and firefighter. Forty times more toxic than heroin, seventy times more toxic than morphine, often hidden in other street drugs, and the number one cause of opioid overdose—fentanyl is a growing epidemic that kills! As an emergency responder, I’m reminded of … Read more

How Treatment at Bellwood Helped a Veteran Manage His PTSD

Veteran PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Bellwood Health Toronto

Michelle Levesque describes her husband’s crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that he developed after sustaining psychological injuries during his military service. She says that sending him to the treatment program at Bellwood was life changing for both her husband and for the rest of the family. The program at Bellwood gave him the tools to … Read more