Finding Christopher: From Addiction To Recovery

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Born in Campbell River, BC, Christopher says he was always obsessed over something. It started with baseball gloves, wheelbarrows, and cowboys. His earliest memories are good ones—family dinners, camping, and spending time with his siblings. When Christopher turned four his mom and stepdad split up, his brother went into foster care, his sister moved in … Read more

The Man in the Mirror: Counsellor Sergio’s Story

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From his distinguished bearing, cherubic face, and piercing blue eyes, Sergio is the picture of good health. But don’t let his baby blues fool you—once upon a time, Edgewood’s favourite counsellor was a troubled man indeed. Born in Montreal, Sergio comes from a long line of alcoholics. Trauma touched his life at an early age … Read more

Edgewood Alumna Grace D’s Powerful Story of Surviving Addiction

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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

How Treatment at Bellwood Helped a Veteran Manage His PTSD

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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

How Christmas at Edgewood Changed My Life Forever

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Opinion by EHN Alumni Written by Bob, an Edgewood alumnus. My name is Bob and I’m an Alcoholic. I first went into treatment April 3rd, 2003 at Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, B.C. and although I had been drinking heavily for the past 20 years, I was in complete denial that I needed help and … Read more