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

Fentanyl: The Most Terrifying Drug I’ve Ever Known

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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

Dangers of Cannabis: A Cautionary Tale

Dangers of Cannabis—A Cautionary Tale

My fears regarding cannabis turned out to be true—I was immediately hooked and I smoked as much as I could get my hands on. It relieved that overwhelming fear of being maladjusted to life. Moreover, I had unresolved traumas and weed reduced my anxiety, my anger, and the flashbacks that I suffered due to my post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I was smoking every hour, like some alcoholics drink. As I mentioned before, I was previously an honors student, but I failed two courses that year.