Four Tips for Thriving in Recovery

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Lisa Nixon, an employee at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Recovery is about more than abstaining from drugs, alcohol, or other mood-altering substances. Recovery is about rebuilding relationships and discovering the opportunity that lies within yourself. In recovery, we can move towards a fulfilling life of hope and potential.  People recover … 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

Drug Decriminalization: The Success of the Portugal Model

Feature by EHN Guest Writer Written by Adam Fisher, a former Director at Renascent and EHN Canada, writer, researcher, and photographer. He has been in recovery since June, 2004. Throughout the 1990’s Portugal was in the depths of a national epidemic, averaging 360 drug overdose deaths per year, in a country of only 10 million … 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

Up Close And Personal With Edgewood’s Dr. John Lawlor

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Dr. John Lawlor’s life hasn’t always been serene. Born in Ireland, he remembers a dark period in his life where he was overwhelmed by feelings of isolation. John believed that his family, his friends, and society had given up on … Read more