Is addiction a disease? 11 questions with an EHN doctor

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The opinions expressed in this article are those of Dr. Charles Mackay and for general information purposes only. Despite its prevalence in Canada, there’s still plenty of misunderstanding surrounding addiction and substance use disorder. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, “one in seven Canadians aged 15 or older (about 3.5 million people) … Read more

Getting Online Addiction and Mental Health Treatment During COVID-19

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The entire world population is experiencing trauma as a result of COVID-19. The pandemic has been changing several aspects of our lives for over a year now. The negative effects of COVID-19 are felt on our finances, our social activities, and our physical and mental health. This collective trauma affects each of us, but even more so … Read more

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

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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