A Letter to Dr. Patrick Carnes About Recovering from Sex and Love Addiction

EHN Canada recently attended the IITAP symposium in Phoenix, AZ, and CSAT Counsellor Mike Quarres hand-delivered this letter from a current patient in Edgewood’s Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Program. Hello Dr. Carnes, I have a deep appreciation for you. The procedures you have published in the book “Facing the Shadow” have been very helpful. I am … Read more

Family Matters at Edgewood

We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to. —Brené Brown Meet Erin Albanese, Family Programs Supervisor at Edgewood Erin was born and raised in Toronto, ON, by Italian and Irish immigrant parents.  She studied, worked, and trained in different parts of Ontario including Guelph and Ottawa before moving to Nanaimo, … Read more

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

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

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