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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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“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
8:00 PM –
Jan-01-2018
1:00 AM

NYE Clean and Sober Dance