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“The Changing Face of Addiction” Open House & Community Forum
“The Changing Face of Addiction” Open House & Community Forum

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“The Changing Face of Addiction” Open House & Community Forum

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Edgewood presents “The Changing Face of Addiction” Open House & Community Forum on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

Topics presented include:

OPIOID CRISIS – What Can We Do? – presented by Dr. Mel Vincent

Approximately 1500 suspected drup overdoses occurred in British Columbia in 2018. Join Dr. Mel Vincent to discuss how we can work together while implemeting evidence-based, best practices when it comes to the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders.

Join us for a candid discussion about different treatment approaches including the pros and cons of harm reduction vs. abstinence-based methods.

TACKLING ADDICTION – Mohammed Elewonibi

From Suberbowl Champion (XXVI) to clinical counsellor and recovery advocated, Mohammed Elewonibi tells his personal story of trials, triumphs and transformations.

Find out how this NFL, CFL, and College Football offensive and defensive tacke has used his strength and determination to help others in their personal fight against substance use and mental health disorders.


In familes where subtance use is prevalent, daily life often involves coping with difficutl situations and uncomfortable feelings.

Come learn more about how we can collectively break the cycle and develop healthier family systems.


Organizer of Edgewood’s 25th Anniversary Open House and Community Forum

Since 1994 Edgewood has helped thousands of people struggling with substance use and mental health disorders develop the skills they need to bring meaningful change into their lives and create the healthy lifestyle they deserve.

We have an intense and unshakeable commitment to patients on their journey to recovery.

The community at Edgewood creates an environment where patients, families, and staff alike contribute to the healing process as they share activities, build relationships and interact with one another throughout the day.

Edgewood is licensed through the Island Health Authority and is accredited through CARF (Commision of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

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