What You Should Know about Alcohol Use Disorder or Alcoholism:

Need to Knows About Alcohol Use Disorder & Alcoholism - Addiction Treatment Centre

Alcohol Use Disorder Alcohol has been and remains the most common substance of abuse in Canada. While the legal age of alcohol consumption is 19 in most provinces, people typically begin experimenting with alcohol in their min-teens and start drinking without incident in their early twenties and beyond. Despite the common place that alcohol holds … Read more

Johanne’s final story

Soldier PTSD Psychological Trauma Mental Health Treatment EHN Canada

Johannes never expected to be in jail. He wasn’t counting on smoking pieces of fentanyl patches either. And he hadn’t envisioned dealing with ethnic cleansing in Bosnia or being on patrols in Afghanistan. In fact, growing up in a small Nova Scotia town, all he wanted was to be outside. Fishing. Swimming. Hanging with his … Read more

LIFE ON THE FRONT LINES: DR. GARY RICHARDSON IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST ADDICTION SAVVY PHYSICIANS

Dr. Gary Richardson Country's Most Addiction Savvy Physicians EHN Canada

­­­­­By Jeff Vircoe   Gary Richardson was a young physician in a new country when the warning came. It arrived loud and clear. An elderly patient in his private practice heard he was leaving to go to work at an addiction treatment centre, and she wanted to offer some advice about his soon-to-be clientele. “Just … Read more

Safety precautions against COVID-19

COVID-19 should not prevent someone from being able to receive life-saving addiction and mental health treatment. Rest assured that we are taking every step possible to protect our current patient population from contracting the infection.

Our facilities have policies and protocols in place to protect patients, including screening new patients, limiting visitors, and moving aftercare groups to online meetings.

Continue to our action plan to see what we are doing to protect our patients from COVID-19.