The deadly gamble of Fentanyl: Understanding the Opioid Crisis in British Columbia

Feature by EHN Guest Writer Written by Matthew Harvey, Ph.D. (ABD), writer and researcher. On July 15 2016, there was a sudden spike in admittances for opioid overdose at the Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, BC. Over the next four days, more than forty patients—three times the usual number—were treated in the hospital’s emergency room … Read more

How Running Can Help with Addiction Recovery

How Running Can Help with Addiction Recovery

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Mike Quarress, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist at Edgewood Treatment Centre.   Summer solstice is just around the corner and EHN Edgewood’s Annual Twilight Run for Recovery is coming up this Friday, June 21. As an avid runner, it is one of my favourite Edgewood events. It brings together … Read more

Sex Addiction: Ten Types of Problematic Sexual Behaviours

Sex Addiction: Ten Types of Problematic Sexual Behaviour EHN Canada

Written by Mike Quarress, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. In his years of research, Dr. Carnes, pioneer in the field of compulsive sexual behaviours, has compiled ten types of sex, comprising behaviours and thoughts rooted in pathological core beliefs, which we use today to help identify sex addiction. The assessment tool, … Read more

12 Step: All You Need to Participate Is the Desire to Stop Using

12 Step: All You Need to Participate is the Desire to Stop Using Drugs EHN Canada

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Chris Morris, Clinical Lead of the Outpatient Program at Bellwood Health Services. If you have the desire, you’re in!—that is 12 Step in a nutshell. You don’t have to say or do anything else, and nobody can make you. As soon as you decide you want to belong, no … Read more

Twelve Signs That You May Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem

Twelve Signs That You May Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem EHN Canada

Attending university can be stressful for many young adults and university campuses have high rates of binge drinking and drug use. University students are a high-risk population for developing drinking problems and drug addictions. If you live on campus, are a college athlete, or are a member of a fraternity or a sorority, you may … Read more