One Day at a Time: Solid Advice, In and Out of Recovery Circles

By Jeff Vircoe. This article was originally published July 7, 2017. Updated February 10, 2021. If you judge the advice “live life one day at a time” by how often it is said, it has high value. Spiritual and religious leaders, philosophers and psychologists, and all kinds of self-help advocates frequently offer up the suggestion … Read more

Eating Disorders and Similarities With Addiction

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This article was originally published February 5, 2020. Written by Hillary Webster and Munis Topcuoglu (EHN Canada). Updated February 3, 2021.  My Friend Jane One weekend afternoon, I was chatting with a friend. We’ll call her Jane, for privacy’s sake. It was wonderful to catch up and share what was going on in each others’ … Read more

Hello, I’m Group Therapy and I’m an Effective Form of Treatment

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When it comes to recovery from mental health disorders and addiction, you don’t have to do it alone. New formats and new research are supporting what we’ve long known: group therapy works. Here’s why. Ask people what treatment for addiction and mental health looks like, and they will most likely describe a circle of group … Read more

Sex Addiction as an Intimacy Disorder

by Mike Quarress, CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) While we know relationships are negatively affected when someone is suffering from a substance use disorder, the dysfunctional relationship is at the centre of sex addiction. Us counsellors view sex addiction as an intimacy disorder. A person’s pathological “love” relationship, in this case, becomes a mood-altering experience, … Read more

Holidays with Your Family in Recovery: From Surviving to Cherishing

Written by Jo Colette, recovered addict, tattoo artist, and mom. The holidays with your family–whether in-person or virtual–can be stressful and demanding, but Jo shares how she survived her first Christmas in recovery back with her family, as well as her tips and tricks that you can use to thrive over the holidays. This article … Read more

Safety precautions against COVID-19

COVID-19 should not prevent someone from being able to receive life-saving addiction and mental health treatment. Rest assured that we are taking every step possible to protect our current patient population from contracting the infection.

Our facilities have policies and protocols in place to protect patients, including screening new patients, limiting visitors, and moving aftercare groups to online meetings.

Continue to our action plan to see what we are doing to protect our patients from COVID-19.