The First Issue of Phoenix has Landed



We are so excited to share the first issue of the Edgewood Health Network’s new national magazine with you! We are passionate about addiction treatment and recovery and we want to share our knowledge with our community.

With Phoenix, it is our aim to bring you a publication that delves into all aspects of addiction and recovery. The magazine will feature regular contributions from leading clinicians, physicians, researchers and people in recovery. Our goal with this magazine is to provide the Canadian recovery community with a rich source of addiction news and recovery tools. As a digital magazine, our articles will feature a variety of multi-media content that supplements our written articles. You will be able to view and share content in a flip-page format on any device. Phoenix is available to anyone interested in addiction and treatment, and anyone can subscribe at:

We’ll be publishing new issues quarterly, so check back in here regularly to get the latest issue.

This issue includes features on detox, gaming addiction, yoga for recovery, and a special section on our new EHN assessment tool – EASI. We also have profiles of retired NFL-er and recovery counsellor Moe Elewonibi and long-time Bellwood employee, Penny Lawson.

Phoenix will bring you the science, the stories, and the people behind addiction treatment, mental health, and life in recovery. We truly hope you enjoy our inaugural issue.

The Importance Of Aftercare In Recovery

For those suffering from addiction, the consequences can be devastating. People lose their jobs, damage their relationships with friends and family, and face financial hardship. It becomes cyclical; substance abuse creates these personal difficulties and in turn, they can cause stress and trigger the individual to use more frequently. In other words, abusing substances becomes … Read more

Seeking Treatment for PTSD: The Recovery Process

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is by definition a set of symptoms resulting from a traumatic experience of “death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury or actual or threatened sexual violence. “ More broadly, PTSD can also be defined as having experienced an overwhelming situation where your normal coping strategies are not adequate. Symptoms of … Read more