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

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

A Letter to Dr. Patrick Carnes About Recovering from Sex and Love Addiction

A Letter to Dr. Patrick Carnes About Recovering from Sex and Love Addiction

EHN Canada recently attended the IITAP symposium in Phoenix, AZ, and CSAT Counsellor Mike Quarres hand-delivered this letter from a current patient in Edgewood’s Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Program. Hello Dr. Carnes, I have a deep appreciation for you. The procedures you have published in the book “Facing the Shadow” have been very helpful. I am … Read more

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph EHN Canada Addiction Treatment

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Once, a successful businesswoman, mom, and wife, Goldie was homeless and living a criminal lifestyle when she entered Edgewood on April 5, 2007. Born and raised in Nanaimo, Goldie says she became addicted from the age of five when she … Read more