Bellwood Health Services

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • From an Addict’s Perspective: Addicts Keep Their Feet on the Ground By Using Old Slogan

    Jeff Vircoe It’s about that First Things First slogan. Some say it originated with Moses walking down the slopes of Mt. Sinai carrying the tablets burned with the 10 Commandments – the second of which says no Gods before that God. Historically speaking, that’s pretty old-school First Things First. While many of the early 12 […] The post From an Addict’s Perspective: Addicts Keep Their Feet on the ...

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • First Things First Offers a Remedy For More Than Addicts

    By Jeff Vircoe On the surface, the slogan First Things First may seem to mean simply getting your priorities straight. After all, the Big Book and the Akron manual remind alcoholics that sobriety needs to be the most important thing in one’s life “without exception.” But do addicts all need to be focused singularly on […] The post First Things First Offers a Remedy For More Than Addicts appeared f...

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • First Things First Slogan Has Deep Roots Outside of Recovery

    By Jeff Vircoe In the middle of page 12 of the Akron manual — a thin, powder blue colored, 20-page pamphlet created by the members of Akron’s historic AA group No. 1, and approved by Dr. Bob Smith, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous — the priority of recovery first is about as clear as it can […] The post First Things First Slogan Has Deep Roots Outside of Recovery appeared first on Edgewood Healt...

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • When Sex Is No Longer Fun

    By Jeremy Hainsworth Sex. It’s a word that can light up part of some peoples’ brains the same way mentioning cocaine or heroin might. Indeed, a compulsive sexual behavior can be just as alluring for the addict trying to numb feelings as any other form off using – be that alcohol, chemical, shopping, gambling or […] The post When Sex Is No Longer Fun appeared first on Edgewood Health Network.

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • 10 Important Facts About Eating Disorders in Canada

    -Are eating disorders a significant health problem in Canada? Eating disorders affect more Canadians than you think. According to National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) one million people are diagnosed with an eating disorder at any given time. Yet, a study recently conducted by NEDIC revealed that one in two people know someone, including themselves, […] The post 10 Important Facts A...

  • What is OSFED: Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder?

    Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are diagnosed under a list of symptoms from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM5) that can leave many people out who may not have ALL the symptoms. According to Dr. Jennifer J. Thomas, co-director of The Eating Disorders Clinic […] The post What is OSFED: Other Specified Feeding or Eat...

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • The History of Easy Does It

    By Jeff Vircoe The Eagles sang about it. Spiritual gurus preached on it. And addicts swear by it. When it comes to slogans in the recovery lexicon, Easy Does It is one of the 12 Step community’s most endearing and enduring jingles. It’s the “slow down, big guy” warning veterans give to newcomers, and let’s […] The post The History of Easy Does It appeared first on Edgewood Health Network.

  • Clinical Perspective: EZ Does it

    By Jeff Vircoe Just as spiritual leaders like Emmet Fox and 12 Step laymen like Bill Wilson were quick to caution people to slow down and take it easy, experts in the field of addiction medicine stand solidly behind the Easy Does It mantra as well. It seems there is plenty of therapeutic medicine to […] The post Clinical Perspective: EZ Does it appeared first on Edgewood Health Network.

  • Alumni Perspective: EZ Does It

    By Jeff Vircoe The Easy Does It slogan has always resonated with Edgewood alumni. In fact when it comes to the motto on the bottom of page 135 of the Big Book, most who got their recovery start at 2121 Boxwood in Nanaimo wax affectionately about it. “It’s funny,” recalled Todd G., who went spent […] The post Alumni Perspective: EZ Does It appeared first on Edgewood Health Network.

  • Addictions Counsellor

    Addictions Counsellor Nanaimo, BC, CANADA About Edgewood Health Network Edgewood Health Network (EHN) brings together a North American network of addiction and mental health providers. With over 50-years of combined experience, EHN provides the first comprehensive treatment options to patients, families, and health care practitioners. Our network includes 2 world-class inpatient treatment faciliti...

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Breaking Stereotypes: Study Reveals More Middle Age Women Are Hiding Eating Disorders Than Previously Believed

    Admit it. When you hear the words Anorexia or Bulimia you often picture a female teenager starving herself or eating tons of food before purging. That’s what earlier research and the media have always told us about people with eating disorders. We’ve been told that it’s mainly young females struggling with anorexia or bulimia. Well, […] The post Breaking Stereotypes: Study Reveals More Middle Age ...

  • The Dangers of New Year’s Resolutions

    How many times have you vowed to stop drinking in the new year only to disappoint yourself or your loved ones? January seems like the perfect time to start fresh. People have the best intentions to do something that will improve their life and their emotional well-being but do these new years resolutions actually work? […] The post The Dangers of New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Edgewood H...

  • Bell Let’s Talk Day – Mental Illness Coupled with Addiction Are More Common Than You Think!

    Are Canadians doing a better job at helping people with mental illness and addiction than they did 10 years ago? The truth is that the number of people developing problems with substance abuse or compulsive behaviours is increasing. You can go on any news outlet right now and see that there’s an epidemic taking place […] The post Bell Let’s Talk Day – Mental Illness Coupled with Addiction Are More...

  • The Therapeutic Value of Telling Addicts to Keep Coming Back

    By Jeff Vircoe In his nearly 15 years at one of Canada’s biggest residential treatment centres, Dr. Gary Richardson has seen plenty of drug addicts come and go. They keep coming. Richardson, the director of the Edgewood Health Network’s medical services, is a big proponent of the Keep Coming Back idea. As a man who […] The post The Therapeutic Value of Telling Addicts to Keep Coming Back appeared ...

  • Keep Coming Back Slogan Has a Way of Changing as Addicts Collect Time in Recovery

    By Jeff Vircoe Keep Coming Back. What does it mean to people in recovery? It doesn’t take long to form an opinion, that’s for sure. Whether you’ve been around the rooms of recovery for five months or 64 years, that slogan catches your attention. Though it may not be a polarizing cliché, it is a […] The post Keep Coming Back Slogan Has a Way of Changing as Addicts Collect Time in Recovery appeared ...

  • Keep Comin’ Back: The Encouraging Message Behind One of Recovery’s Most Endearing Slogans

    By Jeff Vircoe It’s a long haul if you want to go to a meeting in Ballarat, no matter where you are when you’re reading this. Roughly the size of St. John, New Brunswick or Thunder Bay, Ontario, Ballarat is located about 100 kilometers from Melbourne, Australia. And just like many cities around the world, […] The post Keep Comin’ Back: The Encouraging Message Behind One of Recovery’s Most Endearin...

  • Avoiding Intimacy through Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

    By: Nelson Sacristan, CSAT- EHN Vancouver Clinic As research in addiction medicine continues to develop, there is a greater awareness of an alternate explanation regarding why addiction or destructive, compulsive behaviours persist despite ever increasing negative consequences. It is not enough to say that the behaviors continue simply to obtain pleasure. Many people willingly admit […] The post A...

  • Psychological Dependency: The Irrational and Devastating Need

    By Jeff Vircoe An old timer once said he’d never seen anyone too dumb for AA to work for them – but he’d met plenty who were too smart. Depending on how you look at it, the last instalment of our series on Essential Symptoms of Addiction –  Psychological Dependency – could be seen as […] The post Psychological Dependency: The Irrational and Devastating Need appeared first on Edgewood Health Networ...

  • Strategies For A Sober Christmas

    By Jeff Vircoe It’s coming. You can feel it. The holiday season is upon us. Are you ready for it? Do you have a strategy, a plan? It may be a good idea. As it turns out, over commitment, overly high expectations and fatigue can make a joyous time a difficult challenge for a recovering […] The post Strategies For A Sober Christmas appeared first on Edgewood Health Network.

  • Canada’s Opioid Crisis: Are Carfentanil and Fentanyl Really To Blame Here?

    Carfentanil Although there hasn’t been a national public health emergency declared in Canada yet, there may be very soon. A new drug more powerful than Fentanyl is being imported. A few months ago in Calgary, the RCMP charged someone for importing a dangerous synthetic drug, known as Carfentanil, that’s considered 100 times more deadly than […] The post Canada’s Opioid Crisis: Are Carfentanil and ...

Bellwood Health Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Yoga Therapy – A Path to Healing and Connection

    Written By: Courtney Strong, LMHC, CDP- Director, Clinical Manager Yoga is a practice of many elements focused on the physical, mental and spiritual. In EHN Seattle’s Yoga Therapy group, clients cultivate both a sense of integration between physical, mental and emotional experience.  In addition, clients learn how to differentiate between one’s self and an experience. […] The post Yoga Therapy – A...

  • What Your Personality Says About Your Gaming Behaviour

    Can your personality predict your gaming behaviour? Well, a study recently published by Society for the Study of Addiction found a connection between problem gambling behaviour and personality traits. Essentially, individuals who demonstrate certain types of gaming behaviours and personality factors are at more risk of developing problems with gambling. What Makes Someone At Risk? […] The post Wha...

Out-Market Your Competitors?

Get complete competitive insights on over 2.2 million companies to drive your marketing strategy.

Create Free Account Log in

Out-Market Your Competitors

Get complete competitive insights on over 2.2 million companies to drive your marketing strategy.

Create Free Account

Already a user?  Log in