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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
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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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Thank you for your partciaption in our 8th Annual 12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally on Saturday August 27th, 2016. We could not have done it without you all.  Much love from the Fresh Start team

 

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Family Healing Program

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oct
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Family Healing Program

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Family Healing Program

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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FROM OUR BLOG

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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The key to all of that is a simple thing. Everybody tries to get that hole filled from outside sources. It is an ‘inside job.’ There are a few things to do this gig. That is love who you are and love what you do. From that, you cannot fail. I like what Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want”.

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FROM OUR BLOG

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.

Read more

  

The key to all of that is a simple thing. Everybody tries to get that hole filled from outside sources. It is an ‘inside job.’ There are a few things to do this gig. That is love who you are and love what you do. From that, you cannot fail. I like what Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want”.

Read more

  

One thing that came with growing up in the rooms is also growing up in life. Maturity was something new to me, especially emotional maturity. I made plenty of mistakes in my first few years of recovery, acting out, getting into unhealthy relationships, overspending, and lacking commitment.  I got to experience all of it. That was a blessing, because each experience brought growth and light to my life.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep-29-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Oct-06-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Oct-13-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Nov-03-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Nov-10-2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program