A valid definition and diagnostic criteria for “sex addiction” have long eluded experts because, historically, definitions and diagnostic criteria have either represented sexually oppressive cultural norms, or they have been vague and imprecise, requiring too much subjective interpretation. Cultural norms, oppressive or otherwise, are not valid bases for diagnostic criteria, because they have no scientific justification. The definition of “too much sex” has varied widely throughout history and currently varies widely throughout the world, and none of the definitions are supported by scientific evidence.
Opinion by Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. If you struggle with addiction as I have, you know the dark, hopeless place that exists on the other side of being high. It’s the thing that every addict tries to avoid—reality. Reality is the time and place when you’re not … Read more
Opinion by EHN Alumni Written by Adam W, a recent graduate of the sex addiction program at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Before I arrived at Edgewood to start working on my recovery from sex addiction, my life was like being in the eye of a tornado. That might be a tough analogy for someone to understand, … Read more
Fentanyl has been a problem in Canada for several years now and the situation is not getting any better. It feels like every day brings a new report about an overdose, an arrest, or a large shipment seized on its way to a Canadian city. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid typically used to treat severe … Read more
Benzodiazepine Abuse Epidemic Benzodiazepines are a prescription medication that is commonly prescribed by a physician for individuals with legitimate medical conditions such as: Anxiety Insomnia Alcohol withdrawal Seizure control Muscle relaxation Inducing amnesia for uncomfortable procedures Yet, individuals across North America are obtaining these prescription drugs illegally and therefore are abusing these drugs to obtain … Read more