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

Staying Away from the Edge: Reflections on World Mental Health Day

Opinion 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. Today is World Mental Health Day, a day created to provide encouragement and opportunity for people to talk about their experiences—people with mental health disorders, people … 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

Losing an Old Friend to an Opioid Overdose

During high school, I was always looking for new crowds with whom to drink and do drugs. I first met Steve at a mutual friend’s party. We seemed to have the same compulsion for drugs and alcohol—though at the time, I didn’t recognize it as a compulsion. We hit it off immediately and began spending … Read more

The Benefits of Yoga for Addiction and Trauma Recovery

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Lisa Nixon, an employee at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world, … Read more