Will AA’s 12-Steps Work For Me?

Written By: Brent Lloyd, BSW, MA, Clinical Manager, EHN Calgary Outpatient Clinic A Touch of Controversy Questions about the effectiveness of the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous and whether it’s a bonifide approach to addressing recovery from addiction still remain. These questions can create uncertainty about whether or not the 12-Steps program is right for you or … Read more

Dependence Vs. Addiction- What’s the difference?

    Joshua Montgomery, Director of Operations- Bellwood Health Services Transcript from video: When we talk about addiction and when we talk about opiate use, a lot of things come up. There are a lot of questions around: What’s dependence? What’s tolerance? What’s pseudoaddiction? What’s actually addiction? And they are all very great questions. Addiction … Read more

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