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  • Featured on CTV News Vancouver (January 2018)

    How to support a loved one struggling with alcohol addiction

    Watch a video of Orchard Recovery Center's executive director Lorinda Strang talking to Jason Pires on #AskAnExpert for #BellLetsTalk during CTV Vancouver Morning News. Lorinda was interviewed on "How to support a loved one struggling with alcohol addiction". This was part of a Canada wide Bell Lets Talk day dedicated to ending the stigma about mental… Read more »

  • Association of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (November 2017)

    Nurse Suzan Ross receives Excellence in Nursing Practice Award

    Congratulations to our nurse Suzan Ross (RPN), who received the Excellence in Nursing Practice award from the Association of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC! 

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  • Featured in Bowen Island Undercurrent (November 2017)

    Overdose kits a key accessory for safe Halloween partying

    Last weekend, The Orchard Recovery Centre armed thirteen Bowen Islanders with their own Naloxone overdose kits and the knowledge required to use them if they find someone in an overdose situation. The workshop is part of the BC Centre for Disease Control’s harm reduction program called, Toward the Heart.

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  • Featured in The Georgia Straight (October 2017)

    The path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can take many forms in B.C.

    Executive Director Lorinda talks to The Georgia Straight about choosing a recovery center with a strong alumni component, so those in early recovery can interact with people in long-term recovery.

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  • Featured in The Georgia Straight (September 2017)

    Best of Vancouver 2017

    We are thrilled to once again make Georgia Straight’s list in the 22nd Annual “Best of Vancouver” issue!

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  • Featured on Recovery Capital Conference of Canada (September 2017)

    Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

    Our Counselor Jim Myklebust spoke at the inaugural Recovery Capital Conference of Canada (in the same session as Dr. George Vaillant of Harvard Medical) to talk about the Value of AA and the Twelve Steps as a way to get and stay clean and sober.

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  • Featured on Al-Anon Family Groups (August 2017)

    Recovery Day Offers Opportunities for Families

    Barb Metcalfe, Director of Family Programs is interviewed by Al-Anon Family Groups

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  • Featured in The Celtic Connection (March 2017)

    A Sanctuary of Healing and Recovery for People Struggling with Substance Abuse

    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Joanna Journet, Shelagh MacKinnon and Susie Newman were interviewed in the March 2017 edition of The Celtic Connection to talk about addiction in the Celtic community and spirituality. Tucked away amid the serenity of Bowen Island is a sanctuary of healing and recovery for people struggling with substance… Read more »

  • Featured in SOS Safety Magazine (January 2017)

    Drug Dealer: From Prescription Painkillers to Heroin

    We loved Macklemore's song Drug Dealer so much, we wanted to spread awareness about these powerful lyrics. This song calls out ‘big pharma’ and shines a light on the dark politics of America’s opioid addiction. "We love incorporating Macklemore’s music into our programming at the Orchard. He’s such an awesome example of someone who is in recovery and …”

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  • Featured in the Bowen Island Undercurrent (December 2016)

    The Orchard Makes Donation of Kits to Prevent Overdose Deaths

    After news that 13 people in BC died from Fentanyl overdoses in one night, the Orchard’s Lorinda Strang met with Fire Chief Ian Thompson to donate six Narcan kits and have a discussion on the need for the Island's first responders to have these on hand.

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  • Featured on After Party Magazine (November 29, 2016)

    Rehab for Christmas? Oh, Yes!

    There is definitely an inherent value in actually starting the new year already sober. Real talk: No one necessarily ever wants to go to treatment for drugs and/or alcohol, especially not during a time of year that’s associated with exciting gifts and hearty family dinners. But is going to rehab on the biggest family day… Read more »

  • Featured in the Bowen Island Undercurrent (September 2016)

    The Orchard to Host Public Meeting on Fentanyl

    Bowen Islanders are becoming increasingly concerned about Fentanyl and have been approaching local Pastor Shelagh MacKinnon (who also serves as the Orchard's Director of Spirtuality) to talk about it. This is the impetus behind an upcoming public meeting hosted by the Orchard Recovery Centre at Collins Hall on Fentanyl. 

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  • Featured on CBC Documentary Channel (August 15, 2016)

    Intervention Canada

    The Orchard will be featured in an episode of Intervention Canada, airing in August and September 2016. For more details, see CBC’s Documentary channel (Season 3, Episode 4). 

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  • Featured on CKNW AM980 (May 11, 2016)

    Journey to a life of recovery

    Listen out for our series playing now; “Journey to a life of recovery” – these segments are available for listening online or downloading as podcasts by visiting our page on CKNW AM980. The segments include the following subjects: Awareness Acknowledgement  Consideration Recovery and Living a Sober Life Life After a Recovery Program (with ORC Executive Director, Lorinda Strang talking… Read more »

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  • Featured in the Georgia Straight (May 5, 2016)

    Orchard Recovery Center provides a full complement of treatment options

    We were also represented in the recent Healthcare Supplement of the Georgia Straight. It was a great opportunity to connect with the Millennial demographic and showcase the facilities and atmosphere we have created to help people find their sobriety.

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  • Featured in North Shore News (April 6, 2015)

    Too close to home Fentanyl leaves a wake of unsuspecting victims

    Orchard’s Dr. Maire Durnin and Lorinda Strang give expert insight into growing addiction trends

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  • Featured in the Vancouver Sun (September 13, 2014)

    3rd Annual Recovery Day

    Recovering addicts and supporters rally in Vancouver for 3rd annual Recovery Day

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  • Mention in Coast Reporter newspaper (April 29, 2014)

    Second nation drop-off day declared

    Lorinda Strang with Minister Stephen Blaney and MP John Weston supporting Prescription Drug Drop off Day

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  • Featured in The Georgia Straight (September 8, 2013)

    2nd Annual Recovery Day

    Recovery Day in Vancouver, co-founded by the Orchard Recovery Center

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  • Featured on CBC's High Spirits (October 28, 2008)

    High Spirits – Alcohol Recovery in BC

    Lorinda Strang's interview on High Spirits with CBC producer Tiffany Chong (6:40 mins)    

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  • Featured in Vancouver Magazine (June 2, 2008)

    Vancouver Magazine interviews Lorinda Strang

    In 2008, Vancouver Magazine, which has journalism and service-driven pieces and chronicles and reflects Vancouver’s emergence as a dynamic international city, ran an interview with Lorinda Strang, co-founder and executive director of the Orchard Recovery Center.

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  • Featured on CKOM News Talk Radio (September 13, 2007)

    Lorinda Strang – Dealing with an addiction in your family

    Lorinda Strang's interview on the Michelle Hugli Show on Saskatoon's CKOM News Talk Radio (14:57 mins)    

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