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Knowing When It’s Time to Get Help: Lorelie’s Own Story

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. I was a skinny, wild-eyed mess trying to find a way out of all the problems I had created. I’d spent so many years blaming everyone else for my addiction—when I had an epiphany. The most destructive force in my … Read more

Suicide Prevention Day

Written by Adam Fisher, a former Director at Renascent and EHN Canada, writer, researcher, and photographer. He has been in recovery since June, 2004. Today—World Suicide Prevention Day—ten Canadians will take their own lives.[1] Organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and held every September 10th since 2003[2], World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) … Read more

Drug Decriminalization: The Success of the Portugal Model

Feature by EHN Guest Writer Written by Adam Fisher, a former Director at Renascent and EHN Canada, writer, researcher, and photographer. He has been in recovery since June, 2004. Throughout the 1990’s Portugal was in the depths of a national epidemic, averaging 360 drug overdose deaths per year, in a country of only 10 million … Read more

Losing an Old Friend to an Opioid Overdose

During high school, I was always looking for new crowds with whom to drink and do drugs. I first met Steve at a mutual friend’s party. We seemed to have the same compulsion for drugs and alcohol—though at the time, I didn’t recognize it as a compulsion. We hit it off immediately and began spending … Read more

Stress, Shift Work, and Little Support: Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders In Canadian Oil & Gas Workers

Substance use disorders, including alcohol, are serious issues in the oil and gas industry. When left unchecked, they have devastating impacts on individuals, their families, and their communities. This article will look at the underlying causes, consequences, and treatment of substance use disorders. Substance Use Among Oil & Gas Workers According to Alberta Health Services, … Read more