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Helping men and their families
recover from addiction.

 

If you’re struggling with addiction, you’re in the right place.

We know it may not feel like it right now, but trust us—change can start right here. Since 1992, Fresh Start has been helping individuals and their family members recover from addiction, find the courage to change and learn to use the tools they need to live happy productive lives in recovery.

You can find out more about our programs and our facility here on our website. When you’re ready to make the decision that can save your life, or the life of a person you care about, contact us.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre is accredited through Accreditation Canada, having been peer-reviewed and found to meet the highest level of consistent quality-of-care and protocol in dealing with those we serve.

There’s no better time to start a new life than right now. 

MISSION: “Fresh Start is recovering lives by Housing, Treating and Supporting people affected by addiction”

VISION:“Every Individual - Recovery for Life”

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Men looking for treatment

Men looking for treatment

Providing  a long-term treatment solution uncovering hope and healing through a 12 week intensive program.

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Offering families and friends the support and recovery tools needed to help their loved ones and themselves.
 

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We facilitate treatment quickly and effectively for the long term health of your employees.


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About Fresh Start Recovery

About Fresh
Start Recovery

Fresh Start is recovering lives by housing, treating and supporting people affected by addiction.
 

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This 12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally  is a scavenger hunt style  motorcycle ride to increase awareness of the many ways that recovery restores lives previously destroyed by the disease of addiction and that Fresh Start is the solution for struggling addicts and their family members. This event helps us raise funds so that more men and families can RECOVER their lives through Fresh Start.   Held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, registration begins at 8:00 am at Fresh Start (411 - 41 Ave NE, Calgary)  and the rubber hits the road at 10:00 with RECOVERY RIDERS like you receiving your first scavenger hunt clue to guide you to the first stop of your journey. This adventure is made up of a series of stops through our scenic city and rural landscapes. Each of the 12 Stops holds a new clue to direct you to a fun and unique experience at the next stop. For more information and to register please visit www.12stoprideforrecovery.ca

 

Apr
Sat

Clean and Sober Dance

8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

May
Thu

Family Healing Program

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

May
Thu

Family Healing Program Alumni

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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FROM OUR BLOG

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Introducing Connie, the face behind the front desk.She is most in touch with waitlist clients, in-house clients and alumni. The waitlist clients generally number 100 or so and each one of them is required to call daily to let us know how they are doing.  Admittance to the day program, or the residential program, is done from the main waitlist.  We have other waitlists for specific population groups and they are separate from the main list. I talk to many mothers and fathers who are trying to find help for their child and I try to provide them with information that will help. I receive calls from as far away as Nova Scotia. Spend time talking with the parents about our Family Healing Program and how it will help them in their understanding of the addict/alcoholic.  They are grateful for the information I provide. All of these different contacts are satisfying and I am grateful to be of help. I also let all of these contacts know that I am also in recovery and we share and laugh about certain circumstances.

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On the one year anniversary of Dale Rasmussen’s passing; we want to remember the man, the message and the essence he brought to us.  Dale was not just a chef; but a treasure hunter. He uncovered both the blessings of this world and transforming, like a simple monk, the dark parts. He was about finding his passion, experiencing love, relationships, recovery, giving back, food, and introspection.  He had a quiet wisdom and when we were present to listen; this beautiful soul in a chef’s apron spoke of right and honest living.  Dale wrote this message for our newsletter back in 2013 - -feels fitting to share it today....

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FROM OUR BLOG

Blog post summary picture

Introducing Connie, the face behind the front desk.She is most in touch with waitlist clients, in-house clients and alumni. The waitlist clients generally number 100 or so and each one of them is required to call daily to let us know how they are doing.  Admittance to the day program, or the residential program, is done from the main waitlist.  We have other waitlists for specific population groups and they are separate from the main list. I talk to many mothers and fathers who are trying to find help for their child and I try to provide them with information that will help. I receive calls from as far away as Nova Scotia. Spend time talking with the parents about our Family Healing Program and how it will help them in their understanding of the addict/alcoholic.  They are grateful for the information I provide. All of these different contacts are satisfying and I am grateful to be of help. I also let all of these contacts know that I am also in recovery and we share and laugh about certain circumstances.

Read more

  

Blog post summary picture

On the one year anniversary of Dale Rasmussen’s passing; we want to remember the man, the message and the essence he brought to us.  Dale was not just a chef; but a treasure hunter. He uncovered both the blessings of this world and transforming, like a simple monk, the dark parts. He was about finding his passion, experiencing love, relationships, recovery, giving back, food, and introspection.  He had a quiet wisdom and when we were present to listen; this beautiful soul in a chef’s apron spoke of right and honest living.  Dale wrote this message for our newsletter back in 2013 - -feels fitting to share it today....

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Usually, I like to use the peer support. Within the group, as the outreach coordinator, I am responsible for the mentorship program as well. We assign a specific man further along in the program to new men.There’s the peer support model. In actual facilitation, it’s more psycho-informational rather than process-group. I present the information. I field any questions. Usually, for me, I will use a lot of information from our manual. I also share my personal experience with the men. I have that lived experience. I am in recovery. It can be part of what I do in facilitating. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr-29-2017
8:00 PM –
Apr-30-2017
1:00 AM

Clean and Sober Dance


May-04-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


May-04-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program Alumni


May-11-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


May-11-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program Alumni