The Deadly Allure of Guilt

The Deadly Allure of Guilt EHN Canada Mental Health Treatment

One of the most common patterns I’ve observed in patients dealing with mental health and addiction disorders are deep feelings of guilt and self-criticism. Often, the deeper the suffering and the deeper the trauma, the more intense the patient’s self-judgement. Patients frequently come to treatment desperate to stop the harmful behaviours that brought their lives … Read more

Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton Talks About Dry January on CBC Radio and in the Toronto Star

Bellwood Health Evan Newtown Talks About Dry January CBC Radio Toronto Star

CBC Radio interviewed Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton about his thoughts on the benefits of Dry January in this recent interview. The Toronto Star also interviewed Evan and included some of his perspectives on Dry January in the following article: Can’t Wait for the End of “Dry January”? Maybe That’s a Problem.   If you would … Read more

The Man in the Mirror: Counsellor Sergio’s Story

Man in the Mirror Story Addiction Treatment

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

Powerful Story of Surviving Addiction Edgewood Health Network Alcohol Rehab

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

Fentanyl: The Most Terrifying Drug I’ve Ever Known

Terrifying Drug Fentanyl EHN Canada Drug Rehab and Treatment

Opinion by Guest Writer Written by Chris Howe, public speaker, recovered alcoholic and addict, and firefighter. Forty times more toxic than heroin, seventy times more toxic than morphine, often hidden in other street drugs, and the number one cause of opioid overdose—fentanyl is a growing epidemic that kills! As an emergency responder, I’m reminded of … Read more