Success Stories

I thought I had a really good life. I had a beautiful wife, a good job, nice house and 2 cars in the driveway…But then it happened. I had an opportunity to try a certain drug…I spent the next months using day and night. It got to the point where all I wanted was the drug, everything else in my life came second to it. I hit bottom and knew I would probably die soon if I didn’t get help.

I will be eternally grateful for what Edgewood has done for me. It is truly a house of miracles

– Jim H. ~ Edgewood Alumnus


By the time I got into Bellwood I was a stumbling, slurring mess…I had caused unbearable suffering to my family and friends, but by that time, my feelings had died. However, with help from those very people that I had hurt, I checked into Bellwood.

I’ve been clean and sober for 6 1/2 years and I can honestly say Bellwood saved my life.

– Bellwood Alumnus


Wow! Where do I start? My experience at EHN went far beyond my expectations. When I walked into Edgewood for my initial assessment I felt lost, scared and confused. Having just completed my 12 week intensive outpatient program I feel strong, grounded and clear headed. I am on a healing path of recovery and new beginnings. The combination of personal therapy, educational sessions and process groups really covers all the bases. I found myself in a room with intelligent, sensitive and like minded individuals. The group support was invaluable and very comforting. The staff at EHN were just wonderful. I am grateful for their warmth, wisdom and strength. I have chosen to continue with the after care program. While I have a healthy respect for my disease I feel confident on my journey of recovery. I could not have landed in a better place to get sober and to turn my life around. I truly feel that I have come out of the shadows and into the light. I highly recommend this program.

– BG ~ Ontario


After my initial treatment, I lapsed once and really hit my bottom in the detox centre; but the tools, self awareness and the network which I found at Bellwood pulled me through. I am now happily approaching my fifth year celebration of sobriety and can once again be a role model to my family.

– B ~ Ottawa


A year ago I brought you my precious, but damaged daughter, Erica. I left her with you to celebrate her 23rd birthday…She was lost in a sea of alcohol and drugs. Five months later, she emerged from Edgewood, like a chrysalis becoming a butterfly.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I thought my daughter was going to die – and she would have – without your intervention and her desire to live again.

– Erica’s Mom


I learned that addiction is a family disease. I learned the difference between care giving and care taking and how destructive the latter is. I learned tools to help me move forward and that I would never have to feel alone again; that I would have the love, support and guidance of a lot of people. I learned this in a very supportive environment led by very skilled counsellors and through watching my fellow Insite participants share their journey so freely within the group.

– Family member

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

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