Should My Addiction Treatment Program Be Gender-Specific?

gender specific addiction treatment

‘Should my addiction treatment program be gender-specific?’  It’s one of the questions you might ask if you’re looking at addiction treatment programs or support options for substance use disorder. As addiction treatment providers, we always want to offer the best treatment programs for our clients’ recovery. It’s important that we look at what works and … Read more

Is There a Relationship Between ADHD and Substance Use Disorder?

ADHD and Addiction

Written by: Dr. Charles Whelton, MD, FRCP(C ), ABAM During their initial psychiatric evaluation at Edgewood, patients often describe a lifelong history of poor attention, hyperactivity and distractibility.  Many patients wonder if they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and ask if this could be tested for, and treated if it is present, while they are at … Read more

How the New Recovery Advocacy Movement is Helping Change the Way We Talk About Addiction

Written by Annie McCullough The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic and progressive disease, with a tendency to relapse, leading to disability or premature death without treatment and engagement in recovery activities. Today neuroscientists know the parts of the brain involved in addiction and that the behaviors of addicts are, … Read more