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Strategies for a Happy Halloween in Recovery

Halloween is coming up, meaning costumes and candy for some, and triggering situations for those in recovery. Halloween parties present a challenge—the chaos and temptation are rampant and dressed-up partygoers will likely be of no help, offering treats of all sorts, and maybe drugs and alcohol to go along with them. If staying at home … Read more

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