Porn Addiction: A Growing Problem

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By: Nelson Sacristan, MA, CSAT, Clinical Manager- EHN Vancouver “Pornography” by definition is a combination of Greek words meaning ‘to fornicate’ (and also ‘to practice idolatry”) and ‘graph’, to write, and to depict. It has evolved since the beginning of its existence along with how it’s depicted and when it’s used. It probably wouldn’t surprise you […]

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People with Substance Abuse Problems Are At More Risk of Developing Depression

Written By: Dr. Charlie Whelton, MD, FRCP(C), ABAM Symptoms of mood disorders are common in people with substance use disorders. About half of the people in addiction treatment settings have been shown to have a lifetime history of major depressive differentiate disorder, and similarly in treatment settings for affective disorders, approximately half of individuals with […]

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Bringing Mindfulness Into Everyday Living

Five Ways to Zen Your Food Experience Written By: Nicole Makin, MACP, RCC Mindful eating is an ancient practice of eating with the intention of taking care of yourself and of giving the experience the attention required to notice the flavors of the food and experience its effects on your body. In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, […]

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Seeking Treatment for PTSD: The Recovery Process

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is by definition a set of symptoms resulting from a traumatic experience of “death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury or actual or threatened sexual violence. “ More broadly, PTSD can also be defined as having experienced an overwhelming situation where your normal coping strategies are not adequate. Symptoms of […]

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