Workers’ Compensation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs for First Responders

Workers’ Compensation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs for First Responders EHN Canada

Written by Munis Topcuoglu, Editor at EHN Canada. First Responders Are More Likely to Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Though precise estimates vary, researchers agree that the prevalence of PTSD is much higher among first responders than among the general population. While the definition sometimes varies, “first responder” (or “public safety personnel”) usually includes firefighters, … Read more

Overcoming Post-Holiday Blues

Overcoming Post-Holiday Blues Alcohol Addiction Treatment EHN Canada

Experiencing intense joy and excitement with your family and your closest friends over the holiday season is commonly followed by varying degrees of disappointment, sadness, or feelings of emptiness once the holidays are over. These emotions are often referred to as “Post-Holiday Blues” and, for those in recovery, they can be especially triggering and difficult … Read more

LIFE ON THE FRONT LINES: DR. GARY RICHARDSON IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST ADDICTION SAVVY PHYSICIANS

Dr. Gary Richardson Country's Most Addiction Savvy Physicians EHN Canada

­­­­­By Jeff Vircoe   Gary Richardson was a young physician in a new country when the warning came. It arrived loud and clear. An elderly patient in his private practice heard he was leaving to go to work at an addiction treatment centre, and she wanted to offer some advice about his soon-to-be clientele. “Just … Read more