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Fresh Start has never given up on me, so I will never give up on myself. I have the skills and the power to do anything I put my mind to.”
– Andrew M.

About Fresh Start

Addiction has no cure but has a solution. That solution is recovery. Let us show you how to live a life free from alcohol and other drugs.
Reach out. We are here to help.

Fresh Start treatment follows the disease concept: We see addiction as an illness that is progressive, and often fatal if untreated. The good news is that with treatment and a program of recovery, addicts can and do live healthy, happy and productive lives. Our goal is to send fathers back to their kids, sons back to their families, and to restore them back into community as productive and content men.

With our intensive treatment program, and solid community support, we see that this is reality. We see the lives restored and the families who have been brought together through recovery. Our nationally recognized treatment program offers an individual approach to recovering. There is no one size fits all treatment.

We offer a 12-16 week program with one on one counselling, group facilitated healing, mike miles physical training, balanced nutritional meals, Pure North’s energy assessment and support and an opportunity to build a strong foundation of recovery.

 

THE HOUSE

Fresh Start - The House

Fresh Start is a 50-bed residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment centre for men in Calgary, Alberta. We base our program on the 12 steps and the Family Systems Method. We provide a comfortable environment where men and their families can escape addiction, and learn to live rewarding and fulfilling lives in recovery.

Fresh Start has been helping people live in recovery since 1992. Today we operate in a purpose-built facility that is one of the largest residential treatment centres in Alberta. Opened in winter 2011/12, our home is the result of years of planning and experience. We feel it provides the ideal setting for men and their families to begin their new lives, free from addiction. It’s a big, vibrant, and welcoming place, designed to feel like a home—in fact, our residents and staff alike refer to it as “the House”.

Fresh Start - interiorThe House features:

  • 26 residents’ rooms
  • Group and individual counseling rooms
  • Meditation room
  • Gymnasium
  • Dining hall
  • Three hot meals
  • Weight room
  • Games room
  • Movie theatre
  • Wellness assesment clinic
  • Laundry room
  • Donation room
  • Proximity to major transit routes
  • Wheelchair accessible
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FROM OUR BLOG

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“Fresh Start is honoured to be included in this prestigious group of the most effective Canadian charities that combat issues such as hunger, homelessness, health, and improving education. Certainly this distinction ultimately helps bring attention to the disease of addiction, the solution through recovery and helps us help the people who depend on us the most.” Mr. Stacey Petersen, RSW, Executive Director

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I edge God out of my life and consciousness. I almost never announce or declare in a loud voice or clear thought that I am terminating either my connection with God or my conscious contact with God. The separation and departure from God is always less clear. It is subtler and creeps rather than jumps. It is a process of Edging God Out rather than ruling Him out.

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec-14-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


Dec-21-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


Dec-28-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


Dec-31-2017
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Jan-01-2018
1:00 AM

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