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

Five Reasons Why Aftercare Is Essential for Sustaining Your Recovery

Addiction and substance abuse can have devastating consequences for people’s lives. People often get fired from their jobs, have serious conflicts with their families and friends, and lose control of their finances. Problems with substance abuse often escalate when abusing a substance becomes a person’s primary way of coping with life’s difficulties and challenges. This … Read more

How Treatment at Bellwood Helped a Veteran Manage His PTSD

Michelle Levesque describes her husband’s crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that he developed after sustaining psychological injuries during his military service. She says that sending him to the treatment program at Bellwood was life changing for both her husband and for the rest of the family. The program at Bellwood gave him the tools to … Read more

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