The Man in the Mirror: Counsellor Sergio’s Story

From his distinguished bearing, cherubic face, and piercing blue eyes, Sergio is the picture of good health. But don’t let his baby blues fool you—once upon a time, Edgewood’s favourite counsellor was a troubled man indeed. Born in Montreal, Sergio comes from a long line of alcoholics. Trauma touched his life at an early age … Read more

Edgewood Alumna Grace D’s Powerful Story of Surviving Addiction

March in British Columbia, Canada, is typically known for its gray skies, cold weather, and rain. Lots of rain. But on this particular day in March of 1997, a woman named Grace wasn’t focused on the storm clouds outside her window. She was fighting for her life.   Grace grew up in a strict Pentecostal … Read more

Fentanyl: The Most Terrifying Drug I’ve Ever Known

Opinion by Guest Writer Written by Chris Howe, public speaker, recovered alcoholic and addict, and firefighter. Forty times more toxic than heroin, seventy times more toxic than morphine, often hidden in other street drugs, and the number one cause of opioid overdose—fentanyl is a growing epidemic that kills! As an emergency responder, I’m reminded of … Read more

How Christmas at Edgewood Changed My Life Forever

Opinion by EHN Alumni Written by Bob, an Edgewood alumnus. My name is Bob and I’m an Alcoholic. I first went into treatment April 3rd, 2003 at Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, B.C. and although I had been drinking heavily for the past 20 years, I was in complete denial that I needed help and … Read more

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