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

Addiction Treatment and Recovery in a Time of Social Distancing and Coronavirus

Addiction Treatment and Recovery in a Time of Social Distancing and Coronavirus

Times are strange. With the constantly developing national and global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, people with addiction and mental health disorders may experience unique challenges with self-quarantine and isolation. We’ve had many calls to our Admissions Counsellors to discuss our infection prevention plan and learn about the precautionary measures that we’re taking to protect our patients … Read more

Understanding and Protecting Yourself From Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus Symptoms and How to Protect Yourself

This article was originally written and published on March 13, 2020. It was last revised on April 3, 2020 to reflect current data. The recent strain of human coronavirus COVID-19 has quickly spread around the globe. As of April 3rd, there have been nearly 1.1 million confirmed cases and nearly 59,000 deaths worldwide. News about … Read more

Occupational Therapy in Recovery: More Than Just Return-to-Work

Written by Kathryn Decker, an occupational therapist who works at Bellwood Health Services. When someone first hears the term occupational therapy, people tend to think about assisting patients in their return-to-work process after an illness or injury. While occupational therapists (OTs) sometimes help patients return to their jobs, this is only one small component of … Read more

Knowing When It’s Time to Get Help: Lorelie’s Own Story

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. I was a skinny, wild-eyed mess trying to find a way out of all the problems I had created. I’d spent so many years blaming everyone else for my addiction—when I had an epiphany. The most destructive force in my … Read more