Treating Partners of Sex Addicts is a Must! Here’s Why.

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Written By: Nelson Sacristan, MA, CSAT, Clinical Manager-EHN Vancouver Just as the rise of patients identifying their own compulsive sexual behaviors is increasing, partners of people with compulsive sexual behaviors are also seeking treatment in greater numbers.  What type of treatment should partners receive? Why do partners need treatment if they aren’t the ones with … Read more

Medicating Anxiety Symptoms With Alcohol or Drug Abuse

Written By: Dr. Mel Vincent, BASc, MSc, MD, FRCP(C ), ASAM Certified Director Psychiatric Services at Edgewood Treatment Centre There is clearly a very important relationship between anxiety symptoms, disorders and addiction. Research has repeatedly demonstrated an important relationship between anxiety disorders and substance use disorders in both directions. Patients who suffer from an anxiety … Read more

A Natural Approach to Support Clients in Recovery for PTSD

According to a recent scientific report by the Defence Research and Development Canada Toronto Research Centre, approximately 14% of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who had been deployed to Afghanistan had (or continue to have?) a mental health disorder linked to an Afghan mission.[1] Yoga, mindfulness, and EMDR are all therapy practices, approaches, or techniques used … Read more

Can Therapy Dogs Play a Role in Addiction Recovery?

Do therapy dogs have a place in addiction treatment? According to a 2015 research initiative by three Canadian universities (University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, McMaster University) therapy dogs can help people with addiction and mental illness. The study had therapy dogs visit patients at various addictions and mental health treatment centres for six months. … Read more