Elizabeth Loudon: A hands-on clinician with a passion for recovery

By Jeff Vircoe She’s like the Ninja mother hen of Edgewood. Unfailingly visible at the counselor’s alcove across from the nurse’s desk, at exactly the time when the inpatients head for the common area or a smoke after morning lecture, Elizabeth Loudon’s eyes see all. Who’s acting out? Who is isolating? Who’s being flirty? Who … Read more

FIVE YEARS ABSTINENT, EHN ALUMNUS HAS A BLOSSOMING TELEVISION CAREER

By Jeff Vircoe On screen, the face of a man speaking with great passion appears. The camera lens gradually comes into focus, sharpening the view on someone who had experienced great pain as a child, now expressing how he had chosen to work his way through the emotional scars in the hopes of becoming a … Read more

Hildebrand Maintains Strong Presence Behind The Scenes

Lorne Hildebrand, Executive Director at Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, B.C., and Cara Vaccarino, Chief Operating Officer at the Edgewood Health Network.

Lorne Hildebrand, Executive Director at Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, B.C., and Cara Vaccarino, Chief Operating Officer at the Edgewood Health Network.   By Jeff Vircoe The sign on the office door by the nursing desk says, simply, Executive Director. Though Lorne Hildebrand hasn’t been in his office full time for a year now, after … Read more

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

couple in sunset partners of sex addicts

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

Moving Forward: When Your Addicted Family Member Doesn’t Want To Change

Written By: Lana Robson CCAC,  Addiction & Family Counsellor I always refer to the question, “Who or What do you have control over?”  The answer is you.  At the end of the day you can only control yourself.  It can be very difficult for loved ones and family members to watch their addicted loved one … Read more

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