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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 Support

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
help for employees

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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Every year we plan a fundraising initiative to give back to our friends at United Way Calgary and Area for all that they do for us our city. So, we have planned a VERY special evening for you. We are combining this night with a performance by our friends at the Robb Nash Project. We know the impact around how someone’s story can profoundly impact another life, so we invite you to an unforgettable performance of the Robb Nash project with a United Way speaker opening the night. It will be a night of inspiring music and storytelling that will leave you changed. This event is free and we will be collecting donations on behalf of the United Way Calgary and Area as well as for the Robb Nash Project. Please join us on November 29th. RSVP to kate@freshstartrecovery.ca for parking instructions.

Dec
Wed

Group Gratitude

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dec
Fri

Christmas Open House

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dec
Wed

Alumni Birthday Celebration

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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We rely on your time, talents and contributions to help men on their road to recovery.

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Charity Intelligence has picked the most effective Canadian charities it has found which combat issues such as hunger, homelessness, and improving education.  Evidence shows the 10 CCIF charities all make a significant difference in the lives of Canadians and are likely to be the most effective at changing lives.  Ci’s Director of Research, Greg Thomson, says “if you were investing in companies, you would choose those most likely to give the best return. We’re trying to get the best return in combatting poverty in Canada.”

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I started hearing people say that “a grateful addict will never use.” That sounded like a good plan, but I didn’t understand what it meant. Sure, I could say I was grateful to still be alive, that I was returning to health, that my family supported me. All things I thought I should be grateful for.

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Charity Intelligence CanadaThe Calgary AwardsDonner Canadian Foundation Awards

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FROM OUR BLOG

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Charity Intelligence has picked the most effective Canadian charities it has found which combat issues such as hunger, homelessness, and improving education.  Evidence shows the 10 CCIF charities all make a significant difference in the lives of Canadians and are likely to be the most effective at changing lives.  Ci’s Director of Research, Greg Thomson, says “if you were investing in companies, you would choose those most likely to give the best return. We’re trying to get the best return in combatting poverty in Canada.”

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I started hearing people say that “a grateful addict will never use.” That sounded like a good plan, but I didn’t understand what it meant. Sure, I could say I was grateful to still be alive, that I was returning to health, that my family supported me. All things I thought I should be grateful for.

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For every parent watching a child go through the process of addiction, my friend, Scott Oake, from Hockey Night in Canada. Him and his wife, Anne Oake, are working to build a treatment centre for their son who passed away. Scott said, “We are only as happy as our unhappiest child.” If you have a child that has an addiction, it is part of your daily life. It is with you every day.

When they get clean, the parents think, “Please let this be the last time.” I sat with a colleague of mine. I came across him in a parkade. He was crying. I said, “What’s going on?” He said, “His son had overdosed and died.” The one thing that he said that he would do in a heartbeat is that he would take it all back in terms of always being on him about the drug use. He would have taken it all back and spend that time loving him.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec-07-2016
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Group Gratitude


Dec-09-2016
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Christmas Open House


Dec-21-2016
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Dec-31-2016
8:00 PM –
Jan-01-2017
1:00 AM

New Years Eve Sober dance