Naloxone: What Does This Mean for People Who Really Need Addiction Treatment?


How will the increased access to Naloxone affect people who are struggling with opioid addiction? Canada has experienced an increase in several, unnecessary overdoses as a result of opioids, such as Fentanyl and heroin within the last year. As a result of numerous protests and demands from Canadians, the government recently allowed individuals to access […]

Yoga Therapy – A Path to Healing and Connection


Written By: Courtney Strong, LMHC, CDP- Director, Clinical Manager Yoga is a practice of many elements focused on the physical, mental and spiritual. In EHN Seattle’s Yoga Therapy group, clients cultivate both a sense of integration between physical, mental and emotional experience.  In addition, clients learn how to differentiate between one’s self and an experience. […]

What Your Personality Says About Your Gaming Behaviour

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Can your personality predict your gaming behaviour? Well, a study recently published by Society for the Study of Addiction found a connection between problem gambling behaviour and personality traits. Essentially, individuals who demonstrate certain types of gaming behaviours and personality factors are at more risk of developing problems with gambling. What Makes Someone At Risk? […]

Tips to Return to Work Post-Addiction Treatment

How do you balance your job and new responsibilities towards recovery? For people who have just completed an inpatient substance abuse treatment program and plan on returning to work, you may have several questions. Do I tell my boss that I was in rehab? What do I tell coworkers who want to know where I’ve […]

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 […]

Treating Partners of Sex Addicts is a Must! Here’s Why.

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Written By: Nelson Sacristan, MA, CSAT, Clinical Manager-EHN Vancouver Just as the rise of patients identifying their own compulsive sexual behaviors is increasing, partners of people with compulsive sexual behaviors are also seeking treatment in greater numbers.  What type of treatment should partners receive? Why do partners need treatment if they aren’t the ones with […]

Dependence Vs. Addiction- What’s the difference?

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    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 […]

Bellwood is Accredited With Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada

Bellwood is pleased to share with you the exciting news that we recently completed our accreditation process and have received the highest level of certification from Accreditation Canada: Accreditation with Exemplary Standing. This award level is a repeat of our 2012 achievement and reflects our continuing commitment to quality and services to our clients. As […]

Back to Work after Addiction Treatment – How You Can Make a Difference in Your Employee’s Recovery

Written By: Julie Bowles (Originally published in Winter Issue of Moods Magazine, 2016,  Addiction in the workplace is nothing new.  Employers have had to deal with the issues relating to addicted employees ever since alcohol became integrated into our society, over 200 years ago.  Early on, employers identified that certain employees were more affected by […]