Run for Recovery Raises Awareness and Money to Help Community Members in Need

Edgewood Treatment Centre is preparing to host the ninth annual twilight Run for Recovery on Friday, June 21st. The route for the six-kilometre run (or walk) is around the beautiful Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, BC. Proceeds will go to the the Haven Society, a local Nanaimo organization that promotes the integrity and safety of women, … Read more

How to Create a Comprehensive Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Policy for Your Organization in Canada

Approximately 1-in-25 Canadians over the age of fourteen have an addiction or substance use disorder (ASUD). This means that most large businesses in Canada will experience problems related to ASUDs and should have plans in place for how to address them. Occupational and workplace factors can increase prevalence The following occupational and workplace factors can … Read more

Meet Mohammed Elewonibi: Super Bowl Champion, Father, Son, Friend, Recovering Addict

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Born on December 16, 1965, in Lagos, Nigeria, Mohammed Elewonibi recalls growing up in an alcoholic house, afraid and full of anger. His father was an aggressive alcoholic, and some of Mohammed’s earliest childhood memories are ones of fear. He … Read more

Workers’ Compensation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs for First Responders

First Responders Are More Likely to Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Though precise estimates vary, researchers agree that the prevalence of PTSD is much higher among first responders than among the general population. While the definition sometimes varies, “first responder” (or “public safety personnel”) usually includes firefighters, paramedics, and police officers; it also often includes … Read more