Keep Working It Because It Works: Sara’s Story

Sara M received her angel wings on January 8th, 2020, just a few months short of her 25th sobriety birthday. Before Sara left, she touched the hearts of many and lived her best life in the process. In this time of sadness, we find comfort, remembering Sara and her incredible journey of courage, tenacity, resilience, and hope. 

Bright Spots During Dark Times: Joe’s Spotlight

Let’s face it—we’re all having a more difficult time lately. We’re especially sensitive to the unique difficulties faced by our alumni, patients, and future patients. Isolation can cause all sorts of problems for people with mental health and substance use disorders and for people in recovery. We’ve taken time in previous blogs to provide tips … Read more

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

7 Sources of Daily Inspiration in Recovery

7 sources of daily inspiration in recovery

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Chris Howe, public speaker, recovered alcoholic and addict, and firefighter. In recovery, I get inspiration from so many people, places, and activities on a daily basis. Especially in difficult times like these, with coronavirus and all its consequences, I feel it is crucial for my own growth and … Read more

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