People Helping People During a Time of Crisis

People Helping People During a Time of Crisis

One-in-five Canadians experience a mental illness or addiction problem and that fact is not going away. Did you know that alcohol is still by far the most common drug used by Canadians and the cost of substance use in Canada has exceeded $38 billion? For years researchers have known that substance use and mental health … Read more

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

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

Safety precautions against COVID-19

COVID-19 should not prevent someone from being able to receive life-saving addiction and mental health treatment. Rest assured that we are taking every step possible to protect our current patient population from contracting the infection.

Our facilities have policies and protocols in place to protect patients, including screening new patients, limiting visitors, and moving aftercare groups to online meetings.

Continue to our action plan to see what we are doing to protect our patients from COVID-19.