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

Finding Phil: The Road To Redemption.

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Phil’s childhood was a happy one. The youngest of three, Phil recalls being a sensitive kid who liked drawing, music, and getting into mischief. Phil says it was a rush getting away with things and describes himself as a black … Read more

Up Close And Personal With Edgewood’s Dr. John Lawlor

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Dr. John Lawlor’s life hasn’t always been serene. Born in Ireland, he remembers a dark period in his life where he was overwhelmed by feelings of isolation. John believed that his family, his friends, and society had given up on … 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