What’s the link between alcohol use and depression?

Some people drink in an attempt to “drown their sorrows”. Others say they drink to have a good time. But there is a reason that alcohol is classified as a depressant. The more you drink, the more depressed you may feel the next day. THE MANY LINKS BETWEEN ALCOHOL AND DEPRESSION The relationship between alcohol … Read more

Is addiction a disease? 11 questions with an EHN doctor

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The opinions expressed in this article are those of Dr. Charles Mackay and for general information purposes only. Despite its prevalence in Canada, there’s still plenty of misunderstanding surrounding addiction and substance use disorder. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, “one in seven Canadians aged 15 or older (about 3.5 million people) … Read more

Recognizing and Building Resilience

As humans, we are no stranger to adversity. What is crucial, however, is the ability to navigate the challenges to our emotional and psychological wellbeing in a healthy way. Resilience is a powerful tool that helps people to not only survive but thrive in the face of even seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Everyone experiences loss, grief, and stress – as humans, we are unfortunately no stranger to adversity. What is crucial, however, is the ability to navigate the challenges to our emotional and psychological wellbeing in a healthy way. Resilience is a powerful tool that helps people to not only survive but thrive in the face of even seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Getting Online Addiction and Mental Health Treatment During COVID-19

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The entire world population is experiencing trauma as a result of COVID-19. The pandemic has been changing several aspects of our lives for over a year now. The negative effects of COVID-19 are felt on our finances, our social activities, and our physical and mental health. This collective trauma affects each of us, but even more so … Read more

One Day at a Time: Solid Advice, In and Out of Recovery Circles

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By Jeff Vircoe. This article was originally published July 7, 2017. Updated February 10, 2021. If you judge the advice “live life one day at a time” by how often it is said, it has high value. Spiritual and religious leaders, philosophers and psychologists, and all kinds of self-help advocates frequently offer up the suggestion … Read more