Mindfulness and Movement for Healing Stress and Trauma

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Sean Singer, veteran, yogi, and physical health instructor at Bellwood Health Services. When I started working at Bellwood in March 2017, it dawned on me that everyone has experienced some stressful or traumatic events in their life. We can all have addictions because of these past or present events. … 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

How to Stay Healthy and Enjoy the Holidays in Recovery

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Chris Howe, public speaker, recovered alcoholic and addict, and firefighter. The holidays can be a very emotional and trying time for anyone, with numerous parties, the pressures of gift buying, family functions, etc. For someone in recovery, particularly early recovery, these pressures can seem like mountainous hurdles that … Read more

Strategies for a Happy Halloween in Recovery: Dealing with Triggers

Halloween is coming up, meaning costumes and candy for some, and triggering situations for those in recovery. Halloween parties present a challenge—the chaos and temptation are rampant and dressed-up partygoers will likely be of no help, offering treats of all sorts, and maybe drugs and alcohol to go along with them. If staying at home … Read more

Suicide Prevention Day

Written by Adam Fisher, a former Director at Renascent and EHN Canada, writer, researcher, and photographer. He has been in recovery since June, 2004. Today—World Suicide Prevention Day—ten Canadians will take their own lives.[1] Organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and held every September 10th since 2003[2], World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) … Read more