• Finding Serenity – Treating Addiction With Traditional Chinese Medicine

    TWC Health and Wellness Blog Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views the body holistically. This holistic view takes into account what you eat, where you live and even how the weather affects your health. The basis of one’s health in TCM can be defined by how well their qi (chee) is... Read more
  • Home Is Where the Heart Is – Cape Breton

    Former Glace Bay man wants to help deal with addictions in Cape Breton Sharon Montgomery-Dupe – Cape Breton Post Published on June 7, 2017 GLACE BAY, N.S. – A former Glace Bay man says he knows full well about the addiction problem in Cape Breton. “I had a lot... Read more
  • Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction – NYT

    THE NEW HEALTH CARE  Austin Frakt – New York Times APRIL 24, 2017 The burden of substance abuse disorders can fall heavily on the families and friends of those who battle addictions. But society also pays a great deal through increased crime. Treatment programs can reduce those costs. For... Read more
  • TWC Premiere Elevate Gala

    Thank you for supporting Together We Can! Together We Can's Premiere Elevate Fundraiser at the Imperial Theatre on March 5th was a massive success. Our plans to increase our number of treatment beds and renovate our current facilities are now coming to fruition as Together We Can remains on... Read more
  • Talking Stick Festival 2017

    A Celebration of Indigenous Peformance and Art Long-time Together We Can staff member Bill Sinclair accompanied a group of our residents on a visit to the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Yaletown this past month. The Talking Stick Festival is an annual gathering of indigenous artists and... Read more
  • It’s Not Weak To Speak: Whistler Tire Flip

    Spreading Awareness About PTSD, Addiction and Mental Health Together We Can Staff members Mike Wilson and Nathan Macmaster drove up to Whistler on Sunday, February 12th with fifteen primary care residents in support of Terrance Kosikar and the “It’s not weak to speak – Not all wounds are visible” campaign. The... Read more
  • A Soldier’s Story: Veteran Finds Home

    By Drake, Recovery Life News Posted: Feb 14, 2017 2:23 PM PST TWC Alumni and Veteran Paul Owen Speaks His Truth Paul is a Veteran of the Canadian Forces, proudly serving our country for ten years. I could get into detail about what Paul did during his time in the military, but I believe there... Read more
  • Changing Lives In Recovery – Free Treatment Giveaway

    CHANGING LIVES – Addiction Recovery Open House – Cowichan Bay, Saturday October 8, 2016 Doug Mackenzie, founder and Program Director at Options Okanagan, hails from Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. He and some of his Recovery Partners are hosting an Addiction Recovery Open House at the Oceanfront Inn in Cowichan... Read more
  • CTV News – Fentanyl Overdoses – Front Line Workers

    Phil Western, an addiction counsellor at Together We Can, shares his thoughts with CTV News on the causes surrounding the fentanyl crisis in British Columbia, and some possible solutions. Western claims the dramatic rise in fentanyl use and subsequent overdoses is most likely a “matter of economics”. The use of fentanyl... Read more
  • Men’s Trauma Centre Welcomes Olympian

    Men’s Trauma Centre: Moving Forward The link between trauma and addiction is a very real and well documented phenomenon. Dr. Gabor Mate, addiction specialist, has worked extensively with abused addicts on Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. He cites childhood trauma as one of the determining factors in the likelihood a... Read more