Beyond Resolutions: Recovery Conversations in January

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Paul Dilworth is a Toronto-based social worker with a private practice focusing on addiction. He has been in recovery for 26 years. If most therapists were asked, they would probably say that one third of their clients struggle with substance abuse or their client’s partner has a substance use disorder. … Read more

Your Greatest Present is Presence: Tristan’s Holiday Story

Alumni Interview by EHN Staff In this blog post series, EHN alumni share their experience, strength, and hope for the holiday season. Before recovery, Tristan’s holidays were forgettable for him, and painful for his family. He remembers one particular Christmas around 2005, when he was full into the grips of alcohol addiction. He spent the … Read more

Holidays with Your Family in Recovery: From Surviving to Cherishing

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Jo Colette, recovered addict, tattoo artist, and mom. My first Christmas in recovery, I’d been abstinent for seven months. I’d spent the last four years in a different province, thousands of kilometres away, lost in addiction. I had completely isolated myself from all of my family, apart from … Read more

Finding Phil: The Road To Recovery

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Phil’s childhood was a happy one. The youngest of three, Phil recalls being a sensitive kid who liked drawing, music, and getting into mischief. Phil says it was a rush getting away with things and describes himself as a black … Read more