10 Questions to Ask Every Addiction Treatment Provider

At EHN-Canada we say that “the right treatment can change everything.” What do we mean by “the right treatment?” We mean evidence based treatment founded on the principles of scientific inquiry; we mean treatment that has been evaluated by an external licensing body or Accreditation agency; we mean treatment that has conducted valid outcome studies … Read more

Substance Use Disorder is a Brain Disease

Substance Use Disorder Brain Disease - Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Addiction or what is technically referred to as Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th edition (DSM-5) as a disease, and as such is: Progressive: meaning that if untreated, addiction will get worse Chronic: meaning there is no “cure” per se however, SUD can be effectively managed … Read more

CHRIS WILLGRESS: 24 YEARS ANSWERING CALLS ON THE FRONT LINE

By Jeff Vircoe My husband is drinking himself to death. My daughter is cutting. My wife can’t do a day without two bottles of wine. My dad is taking so many pills, he can’t talk straight. When they hear the term “first responder”, most conjure images of flashing lights, police, firefighters, and paramedics. At Edgewood … Read more