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

EDGEWOOD TREATMENT CENTRE EXECUTIVE TAKES ADDICTION PERSONALLY

By Jeff Vircoe She is the first one to admit she isn’t front and centre when it comes to fighting the disease. At least, not in the same way as are counselors and support staff. Yet, behind the scenes, Colleen Ward has quietly created as big a footprint around the Edgewood campus as any staff … Read more

Tips to Return to Work Post-Addiction Treatment

How do you balance your job and new responsibilities towards recovery? For people who have just completed an inpatient substance abuse treatment program and plan on returning to work, you may have several questions. Do I tell my boss that I was in rehab? What do I tell coworkers who want to know where I’ve … Read more

Back to Work after Addiction Treatment – How You Can Make a Difference in Your Employee’s Recovery

Written By: Julie Bowles (Originally published in Winter Issue of Moods Magazine, 2016, www.moodsmag.com)  Addiction in the workplace is nothing new.  Employers have had to deal with the issues relating to addicted employees ever since alcohol became integrated into our society, over 200 years ago.  Early on, employers identified that certain employees were more affected by … Read more

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