Resources

Mar 6, 2020 - blog

Adverse Childhood Experiences

What is an Adverse Childhood Experience? An adverse childhood experience (ACE) is a potentially traumatic event that occurs in childhood (from birth...

Mar 1, 2020 - blog

Understanding Burnout

What is Burnout? ‘Burnout’ is a term that was coined by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger to describe the physical and psychological...

Feb 22, 2020 - blog

The Stigma of Recovery

Many of those suffering from substance use disorders are faced with an unfair social phenomenon that stands in the way of getting help - stigma. The...

Feb 18, 2020 - blog

Stigma & Recovery

As I make my way to work my route takes me past a coffee shop titled, Coffee Addicts. I feel quite perplexed by this. I check in with myself, ‘Does...

Feb 13, 2020 - blog

Why Do People Say There is Something Wrong With You If You Love and Care for an Addict?

If my beloved wife of twelve years received a cancer diagnosis and we had two kids under the age of seven, would anyone label or judge me for doing...

Feb 11, 2020 - blog

Loving an Addict

“I came here to drink myself to death” - Ben Sanderson “How long will it take you?” - Sera “I’d say about three to four weeks” - Ben Sanderson...

Feb 8, 2020 - blog

Unprecedented Grief

Following the events of August 31st, 1997, the world witnessed an event which marked a new era in mass media coverage thus leading to an outpouring...

Feb 6, 2020 - blog

The Importance of Embracing Grief

Throughout our lives, we will be called upon again and again to let go of those we love. This “letting go” may take place in several contexts and for...

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