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

Meet Sabrina Mathis, EHN Canada’s Alumni Outreach Director

Staff Interview by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Self-proclaimed “college student forever” Sabrina Mathis is the interim Alumni Outreach Director at Edgewood Health Network (EHN). Sabrina comes to EHN with seven years’ experience in the behavioral health industry. Before working in behavioral health, Sabrina was the alumni … Read more

EHN Canada’s Specialized Program Provides LGBTQ+ Individuals a Safe Environment to Overcome Substance Use Disorders

Staff Interview by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. At 12 years old, EHN Canada counsellor Lauren Melzack had a big secret. Lauren discovered she was attracted to the girls in her class. Terrified that her friends and family would find out, Lauren drew inwards. It was the … Read more

Queer and Present Danger: 5 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Have Higher Addiction Risk

5 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Have Higher Addiction Risk

Written by Andrew, guest writer for EHN Canada, film nerd, and crossword enthusiast. Before diving into a discussion about LGBTQ+ communities and the risk for addiction, I’ll start with a story from my childhood. When I was small, I would often wake up to find candy and small toys underneath my pillow. Where they came … Read more

Differences Between Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders

How Do Alcohol Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder Differ?

Understanding the differences between alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder requires understanding how each substance affects the body. Alcohol and opioids have different short- and long-term effects, and differences in withdrawal symptoms, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy (treatment using medication), and how people overdose. As a result, the best practices for treating opioid use disorder differ from … Read more