How Eating Healthy Can Help You With Addiction Recovery

Eating a healthy diet helps you with addiction recovery by allowing your mind and body to work better and heal faster.  It helps you maintain your recovery by supporting your mind and body to function well consistently, thus maintaining your good health. Eating healthy helps you with addiction recovery in a number of specific ways … Read more

Sex Addiction: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A valid definition and diagnostic criteria for “sex addiction” have long eluded experts because, historically, definitions and diagnostic criteria have either represented sexually oppressive cultural norms, or they have been vague and imprecise, requiring too much subjective interpretation. Cultural norms, oppressive or otherwise, are not valid bases for diagnostic criteria, because they have no scientific … Read more

Reduce Costs by Sending Your Employees to EHN Canada Facilities for Treatment

When an employer sends an employee with a substance use disorder for public treatment, there is a low probability that the employee will successfully achieve recovery and return to work with normal productivity. Therefore, there is a high expected cost of disability pay and lost productivity. EHN Canada’s treatment programs have industry-leading success rates, meaning … Read more

Working as a Firefighter with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

I have lived with mental health disorders for most of my life. As a kid, I didn’t realize that what I was experiencing could be classified as anxiety or depression. As time went on, I found myself coping with my mental health disorders by using drugs and alcohol. As time went on, I found myself … Read more

Edgewood: Twenty-Five Years of Quality Care

Twenty-five years ago, in Nanaimo, BC, Edgewood was getting ready to open its doors and welcome individuals, families, and community members seeking help with substance use and mental health disorders. Although this massive undertaking was a team effort, it would not have been possible without the heart and soul of Jane Ferguson and her husband at … Read more