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I am most grateful to Fresh Start for helping me to become healthy and present in my children’s lives again.”
– Scott D.

 

The Fresh Start Family Healing Program

Addiction is a Family Disease. Recovery is a Family Solution.

For every single addict that struggles with the disease of addiction there is a multitude of people that are also suffering. The torture of helplessly watching the erosion of a loved one’s life is devastating. If you have an addict in your life, you likely know the feelings of helplessness, despair, and resentment. The good news is; you don’t have to live in the shadow of addiction. Our Family Healing Program (FHP) helps those who are closely associated with addicts deal with the effects of addiction, and learn how to live in recovery.Our FHP runs over a five week period, one night a week.

calendarNext programs are running April 20/17-May 18/17 and then June 8/17-July 6/17. It is imperative to attend all five weeks in order to be given all of the information, if you are willing to make this commitment please contact Jennifer at 403-387-6266 ext 541 to register or for more information. Program is held at Fresh Start 411-41 Ave, NE. Parking is available in the front and back of the building.

We Provide

At Fresh Start we believe recovery is possible not only for the addict but also for the family, friends and community who also suffer from this chronic illness.  You will have an opportunity to learn more about how the disease has been affecting you and discover new solutions that start with your healing.  You will be given an opportunity to explore and learn more about several topics which include but are not limited to:

  • The disease of addiction
  • Family roles and systems
  • Codependency
  • Boundaries
  • Letting go
  • The grieving process
  • Guilt vs shame
  • Helping vs enabling
  • Introduction to 12 step programs
  • Gratitude and forgiveness
 

This program has been developed with the knowledge that the disease of addiction is systemic in nature and that it can potentially affect a person’s quality of life as well as those close to them.  At Fresh Start we believe recovery is possible not only for the suffering addict but also for the family, friends and community.

Program Eligibility

It should be understood that “The Family Healing Program” is available to any man, woman, or family member that presently has or ever has been affected by someone else's addiction. 

Program Length

Our program runs for five consecutive weeks in the evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 

Program Costs

We have worked hard to make our programming available to everyone.  Payment for the program is available on a sliding scale with the base cost of the program being $100.00. Financial assistance may be granted to those in need.

Follow-Up

Monthly contact and additional counseling is available for those who wish to continue.

 

 

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I am Santa Claus. Well, not really, but I am to my six-year-old son. For the last seven years since my time at treatment I have been able to be, do and have all the things I was afraid of.  You see I grew up in dysfunctional home where there was no magic of Christmas or no Father’s Day. I did not have a dad around and my mom was always working, so I easily learned how to escape the pain of my family and to escape who I was and where I was. Drugs and alcohol were the fastest way to freedom until they eventually became my prison.

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Starting May 28th, my goal is to cycle across Canada inspiring others to be vulnerable and ask for help; as well as join the fitness community and live a healthy lifestyle. My route from St. John's to Victoria will incorporate stops along the way at 10 or more treatment centres. I hope to share my story, help make connections to fitness, and donate $1000 to help set up fitness programs in the centres.

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We have been invited to participate in and chosen as one of the recipients of The Calgary Scotiabank Marathon on May 28, 2017. We need your support. Join and show your support to our motley crew, "The Recovery Runners", and help us raise $10,000 for addiction recovery. There are participation levels for everyone; join in the 5 km walk or run, 10 km or half marathon run as well as the kid's marathon.
Every STEP you take will help make a difference for the men and families Fresh Start serves.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun-24-2017
8:00 PM –
Jun-25-2017
1:00 AM

Clean and Sober dance


Jun-29-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Jun-30-2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Push for Change - Joe Roberts talk


Jul-06-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Completion Date - Family Healing Program