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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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Family Members

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

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Employers who want help for employees

Employers who want
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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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Join us for our 8th Annual 12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally. If you would like to take part in the day as a volunteer please contact nicole@freshstartrecovery.ca or 403-387-6266.

Jun
Thu

Family Healing Program

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jul
Thu

Family Healing Program

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jul
Fri

Stampede BBQ

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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FROM OUR BLOG

“It’s not your fault”, “if you think it is your fault there is help available”, “you don’t need to carry this around for the rest of your life, there is always room for forgiveness however there must be willingness”.  I am not sure how many times I say these phrases in a week to people, the people that care for, love, desperately fight with, fear, and even despise loved ones who suffer from the disease of addiction. 

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My dad was many things and growing up his struggle was like an intermittent undercurrent pulling us down and swirling us in any direction without warning. 

He always had a job, we always had food on the table, he was kind, he was loved.  My dad was a good man.  My dad was also a sick man.  For many years my mom would try and clean up his messes (and hers) to keep the illusion that we were a perfect family.  It was a deadly illusion…..as the shame and stigma my dad felt, kept him from reaching out and getting proper treatment or support. I was too young to really do anything, but looking back I could feel the quiet drowning of them both.

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FROM OUR BLOG

“It’s not your fault”, “if you think it is your fault there is help available”, “you don’t need to carry this around for the rest of your life, there is always room for forgiveness however there must be willingness”.  I am not sure how many times I say these phrases in a week to people, the people that care for, love, desperately fight with, fear, and even despise loved ones who suffer from the disease of addiction. 

Read more

  

My dad was many things and growing up his struggle was like an intermittent undercurrent pulling us down and swirling us in any direction without warning. 

He always had a job, we always had food on the table, he was kind, he was loved.  My dad was a good man.  My dad was also a sick man.  For many years my mom would try and clean up his messes (and hers) to keep the illusion that we were a perfect family.  It was a deadly illusion…..as the shame and stigma my dad felt, kept him from reaching out and getting proper treatment or support. I was too young to really do anything, but looking back I could feel the quiet drowning of them both.

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In the summer of 2015 Darren and his 16-year-old son built a “facsimile” of a 1903 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and donated it to Fresh Start as a way to bond and thank the place that saved Darren’s life and created a new way of life for and stability for his son.

A nice story but it runs far deeper that that.

Darren takes his role as a father very seriously, but this wasn’t a skill that he learned growing up. In fact, he experienced more uncertainty from his parents than peace of mind and sound wisdom.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun-30-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Jul-07-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Jul-15-2016
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Stampede BBQ


Jul-28-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Aug-04-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program