8 Recovery Concepts for Coping With the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Carlee Campbell, Patient Care Specialist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Coronavirus COVID-19 has demanded that we all completely rework the way we live our daily lives, while simultaneously forcing us to confront incredibly difficult emotional and financial realities. For those of us in recovery from addiction, it is helpful to remember, this is not … Read more

People Helping People During a Time of Crisis

People Helping People During a Time of Crisis

One-in-five Canadians experience a mental illness or addiction problem and that fact is not going away. Did you know that alcohol is still by far the most common drug used by Canadians and the cost of substance use in Canada has exceeded $38 billion? For years researchers have known that substance use and mental health … Read more

7 Sources of Daily Inspiration in Recovery

7 sources of daily inspiration in recovery

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Chris Howe, public speaker, recovered alcoholic and addict, and firefighter. In recovery, I get inspiration from so many people, places, and activities on a daily basis. Especially in difficult times like these, with coronavirus and all its consequences, I feel it is crucial for my own growth and … Read more

Addiction Treatment and Recovery in a Time of Social Distancing and Coronavirus

Addiction Treatment and Recovery in a Time of Social Distancing and Coronavirus

Times are strange. With the constantly developing national and global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, people with addiction and mental health disorders may experience unique challenges with self-quarantine and isolation. We’ve had many calls to our Admissions Counsellors to discuss our infection prevention plan and learn about the precautionary measures that we’re taking to protect our patients … Read more

10 Strategies for Staying Sober in Recovery While Maintaining Social Distance

Ten Strategies for Staying Sober in Recovery with Social Distance

Written by Carlee Campbell, Patient Care Specialist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Those of us in recovery often hear about the dangers of isolating. Yet, right now, even those of us in recovery must maintain social distance to protect ourselves from the coronavirus. However, while we may need to isolate physically, we can stay connected mentally, … Read more