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Top 13 Excuses to Avoid Going to Alcohol Rehab

In January, everyone talks about what steps they’re going to take (i.e. resolutions) to improve themselves. You might choose the new year as the time to quit drinking, in the spirit of “Dry January.” However, it can be easy to talk yourself out of making this kind of change—especially for individuals who have an alcohol … Read more

Mindfulness and Movement for Healing Stress and Trauma

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Sean Singer, veteran, yogi, and physical health instructor at Bellwood Health Services. When I started working at Bellwood in March 2017, it dawned on me that everyone has experienced some stressful or traumatic events in their life. We can all have addictions because of these past or present events. … Read more

Beyond Resolutions: Recovery Conversations in January

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Paul Dilworth is a Toronto-based social worker with a private practice focusing on addiction. He has been in recovery for 26 years. If most therapists were asked, they would probably say that one third of their clients struggle with substance abuse or their client’s partner has a substance use disorder. … Read more

Your Greatest Present is Presence: Tristan’s Holiday Story

Alumni Interview by EHN Staff In this blog post series, EHN alumni share their experience, strength, and hope for the holiday season. Before recovery, Tristan’s holidays were forgettable for him, and painful for his family. He remembers one particular Christmas around 2005, when he was full into the grips of alcohol addiction. He spent the … Read more