LIFE ON THE FRONT LINES: DR. GARY RICHARDSON IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST ADDICTION SAVVY PHYSICIANS

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­­­­­By Jeff Vircoe   Gary Richardson was a young physician in a new country when the warning came. It arrived loud and clear. An elderly patient in his private practice heard he was leaving to go to work at an addiction treatment centre, and she wanted to offer some advice about his soon-to-be clientele. “Just … Read more

SEVENTEEN YEARS LATER, FORMER PATIENTS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE WARMTH TO THE NEXT GENERATION AT EDGEWOOD TREATMENT CENTER

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By Jeff Vircoe The letter arrived this week, just like it does each year. Enclosed in a box, surrounded by love in the form of a collection of warm toques, it is addressed to the 80 or so inpatients who will be spending Christmas 2017 inside the walls of Edgewood addiction treatment centres. In the … Read more

Intensive Outpatient Programs: A Flexible Option for Addiction Treatment Could be the Solution

Substance abuse is a pervasive mental health problem that can affect anyone. Research has demonstrated that about one in ten Canadians reports having a substance use issue, and these individuals include professionals, those who are employed or self-employed and those who have other daily responsibilities and commitments such as homemakers and caregivers. At times, the … Read more