The therapeutic value of Keep It Simple

By Jeff Vircoe The Akron surgeon probably knew the therapeutic value of the term as well as anyone. But when Dr. Robert Smith offered Keep It Simple as prescription for the good health of one Bill Wilson, he probably had no idea how profound that little slogan would become. Keep It Simple was one of […]

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Why a Medically Managed Detox is Important

Some of you may be familiar with what withdrawal might look like if you’ve seen the movie, The Basketball Diaries starring Leonardo DiCaprio. In one of the scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio is experiencing withdrawal with no medical intervention and trying to go ‘cold turkey.’ He’s become addicted to Heroin and with the help of his friend […]

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Medicating Anxiety Symptoms With Alcohol or Drug Abuse

Written By: Dr. Mel Vincent, BASc, MSc, MD, FRCP(C ), ASAM Certified Director Psychiatric Services at Edgewood Treatment Centre There is clearly a very important relationship between anxiety symptoms, disorders and addiction. Research has repeatedly demonstrated an important relationship between anxiety disorders and substance use disorders in both directions. Patients who suffer from an anxiety […]

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A Natural Approach to Support Clients in Recovery for PTSD

According to a recent scientific report by the Defence Research and Development Canada Toronto Research Centre, approximately 14% of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who had been deployed to Afghanistan had (or continue to have?) a mental health disorder linked to an Afghan mission.[1] Yoga, mindfulness, and EMDR are all therapy practices, approaches, or techniques used […]

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