“I Didn’t Want to Die!”: Counsellor Trevor’s Story of Triumph over Addiction

Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, to two loving, hard-working, parents, Trevor describes his childhood as “carefree.” He says he was a happy-go-lucky guy who enjoyed hanging out with his friends and drinking alcohol. A twinkle appears in Trevor’s eye and he admits, “I was good at it.” Trevor says drinking increased his energy and boosted his … Read more

Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton Talks About Dry January on CBC Radio and in the Toronto Star

CBC Radio interviewed Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton about his thoughts on the benefits of Dry January in this recent interview. The Toronto Star also interviewed Evan and included some of his perspectives on Dry January in the following article: Can’t Wait for the End of “Dry January”? Maybe That’s a Problem.

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

Dr. Ilan Nachim Appointed Medical Director of Bellwood Health Services

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Bellwood Health Services, a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of substance use disorders and related mental health issues, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ilan Nachim has been appointed its Medical Director. New to the medical staff at Bellwood, Dr. Nachim has shown great promise in leadership and exceptional patient care since joining Bellwood … Read more

Greg Couillard’s Personal Journey From Celebrity Chef to Addiction Recovery

Greg Couillard Journey To Recovery

The media hailed him as a culinary genius, describing the young chef as “fearless“, “iconic” and a “celebrity chef”. Joanne Kates, arguably Canada’s most influential restaurant critic, wrote that she “worshipped at his shrine”. Publications like Toronto Life and Now magazine used fawning adjectives to describe his fusion cuisine, which forever changed Toronto’s formerly bland … Read more