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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 program is running September 14- October 12. Final group of 2017 will run Novemebr 2- November 30. 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. Please see event calender for next scheduled group start dates. 

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. We also encourage all FHP alumni to be part of our weekly FHP Alumni meetings.  See event schedule for times and dates.

 

 

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FROM OUR BLOG

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The winner of the 2017 Indian Scout Motorcycle was Elaine Williams; she is the mother of our National Communications Director Lisa Simone. This family 2 weeks earlier lost their son; Lisa’s brother to an accidental overdose. Scott is not just a statistic he was a professional, a father, a son, a brother a loyal friend, a charismatic man AND he was addicted and in denial of his disease. 

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As the newest member of the Fresh Start Recovery Centre’s Counselling team I have been asked to write a short blog on who I am and what I’m about.

I have been working in the addictions field for 5 years, part time at a medical detox for 3 years and full time as an Intensive Case Manager, housing homeless individuals suffering from the disease of addiction.

 

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My name is Chris and I am an addict in recovery.

As tools in my recovery from addiction, fitness and connecting with nature are absolutely indispensable to me, and hopefully showing others and myself the benefits of these may act as a reminder that we can live better lives if we put in the effort. Training and racing with others in recovery helps to keep me on track with all the aspects of my recovery.As tools in my recovery from addiction, fitness and connecting with nature are absolutely indispensable to me, and hopefully showing others and myself the benefits of these may act as a reminder that we can live better lives if we put in the effort. Training and racing with others in recovery helps to keep me on track with all the aspects of my recovery.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct-19-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


Oct-26-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family Healing Program


Oct-28-2017
8:00 PM –
Oct-29-2017
1:00 AM

Halloween Clean and Sober Dance


Nov-02-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

START DATE - Family Healing Program


Nov-02-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Alumni - Family Healing Program