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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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This 12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally  is a scavenger hunt style  motorcycle ride to increase awareness of the many ways that recovery restores lives previously destroyed by the disease of addiction and that Fresh Start is the solution for struggling addicts and their family members. This event helps us raise funds so that more men and families can RECOVER their lives through Fresh Start.   Held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, registration begins at 8:00 am at Fresh Start (411 - 41 Ave NE, Calgary)  and the rubber hits the road at 10:00 with RECOVERY RIDERS like you receiving your first scavenger hunt clue to guide you to the first stop of your journey. This adventure is made up of a series of stops through our scenic city and rural landscapes. Each of the 12 Stops holds a new clue to direct you to a fun and unique experience at the next stop. For more information and to register please visit www.12stoprideforrecovery.ca

 

Alumni Birthday Celebration

May-31-2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

411 41st Ave NE

Every month we gather and celebrate alumni who are celebrating sobriety milestones for that month.   Join us as we honor them and hear about their journey of recovery.  We will have cake, coffee, and fellowship afterwards. All are welcome.

Your gift changes lives.

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

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FROM OUR BLOG

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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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FROM OUR BLOG

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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.

Read more

  

Blog post summary picture

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.

Read more

  

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Introducing Connie, the face behind the front desk.She is most in touch with waitlist clients, in-house clients and alumni. The waitlist clients generally number 100 or so and each one of them is required to call daily to let us know how they are doing.  Admittance to the day program, or the residential program, is done from the main waitlist.  We have other waitlists for specific population groups and they are separate from the main list. I talk to many mothers and fathers who are trying to find help for their child and I try to provide them with information that will help. I receive calls from as far away as Nova Scotia. Spend time talking with the parents about our Family Healing Program and how it will help them in their understanding of the addict/alcoholic.  They are grateful for the information I provide. All of these different contacts are satisfying and I am grateful to be of help. I also let all of these contacts know that I am also in recovery and we share and laugh about certain circumstances.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Alumni Birthday Celebration

May-31-2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

411 41st Ave NE

Every month we gather and celebrate alumni who are celebrating sobriety milestones for that month.   Join us as we honor them and hear about their journey of recovery.  We will have cake, coffee, and fellowship afterwards. All are welcome.