Overcoming the Toughest Hurdle:


Athletes are not immune to eating disorders. Although the 2016 Summer Olympics has ended, it continues to unveil some controversy over athletes’ behaviours and at times overshadowing their performance at the games. Still, there have been positive outcomes as a result of this year’s summer Olympics that helped build awareness about mental health.  Athletes continue […]

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

Addiction to Gambling

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 […]