Run for Recovery Raises Awareness and Money to Help Community Members in Need

Run for Recovery Raises Awareness Edgewood Treatment Centre Nanaimo BC

Edgewood Treatment Centre is preparing to host the ninth annual twilight Run for Recovery on Friday, June 21st. The route for the six-kilometre run (or walk) is around the beautiful Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, BC. Proceeds will go to the the Haven Society, a local Nanaimo organization that promotes the integrity and safety of women, … Read more

How to Create a Comprehensive Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Policy for Your Organization in Canada

Comprehensive Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Policy for Your Organization in Canada EHN Canada

Written by Munis Topcuoglu, Editor at EHN Canada. Approximately 1-in-25 Canadians over the age of fourteen have an addiction or substance use disorder (ASUD). This means that most large businesses in Canada will experience problems related to ASUDs and should have plans in place for how to address them. Occupational and workplace factors can increase … Read more

Workers’ Compensation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs for First Responders

Workers’ Compensation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs for First Responders EHN Canada

Written by Munis Topcuoglu, Editor at EHN Canada. First Responders Are More Likely to Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Though precise estimates vary, researchers agree that the prevalence of PTSD is much higher among first responders than among the general population. While the definition sometimes varies, “first responder” (or “public safety personnel”) usually includes firefighters, … Read more