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This approach and the dedicated staff at Fresh Start offer individuals the best chance for lasting sobriety.” Jacob M.

 

Wish List

The Basic Items:

  • Steed toed work boots, running shoes, sandals & slippers 
  • New socks & new underwear
  • Work out clothes - T-shirts, muscle shirts, sneakers, track pants, shorts and weight room gloves
  • Jeans, casual pants and shorts
  • T-shirts both long & short sleeve
  • Outdoor jackets & hoodies (cleaning your closet? we will take winter jackets)
  • Outside work attire - work boots, gloves, Fire Retardant (jackets, pants & coveralls), reflective vest and hard hats
  • Sports Equipment - hockey equipment (sticks, pucks and skates), baseball equipment (cleats, bats & gloves), Tennis rackets and balls, Swiming trunks, new yoga mats
  • Razors, shave cream, deoderant & toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Reading glasses
  • Alarm clocks
  • Recovery related literature (NA-AA)
  • Bus passes or tickets
  • Gift certificates for men and their families; Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Burger King, Tim Horton’s, Starbuck's, movie theatres, Zoo passes, Telus Spark, Heritage Park,Event tickets (hockey, football, concerts), iTunes, etc 
  • Bath towels
  • Journals
  • Laundry Pods
  • Fuel Cards
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Copy Paper
  • Art supplies - framing supplies, paper, acrylic paint, coloured pencils, pastels, etc.
  • Pens and highlighters
  • 1.5" binders with 8 tab dividers

Kitchen Items:

  • Coffee (Ground) and tea
  • Bib aprons (black prefered)
  • Can openers
  • Pancake Dispenser
  • Chaffing Dishes
  • Pastry display case
  • Grocery gift cards

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Musical instruments
  • Gardening supplies
  • Outdoor Bedding plants - including vegetables, herbs, and tall flowering plants (not potatoes)
  • Sea Can for storage (40 Ft maximum size)
  • Sponsor for printing & binding Family Healing Program Manuals

Community Support Items:

If you have goods or provide a service that you feel would be helpful to Fresh Start and those we serve.  Please contact kate@freshstartrecovery.ca or 403-387-6266.

 

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I am an alcoholic. I drank alcoholically all the time. That is an excellent name for my condition. It helps to know the name of the problem, but it does not fix it. I have to have a spiritual awakening to fix it, and I can achieve that by doing the steps. The steps have one promise and one promise only. The result of these steps is a spiritual awakening. That will fix the alcoholic problem.

I suffer from Narcissistic Injuries all the time. That is an excellent name for my sensitive nature. Narcissistic Injury – a psychological term - taking personally utterly indifferent and objective events. I do that when my sense of self is fragile and when I depend on life going my way all the time. It helps to have a name, but that does not fix it. I have to do something to fix it.

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I am humbled daily by the courage of others who despite their fears make a choice to live in the solution.  This is why I continue to work at Fresh Start Recovery Centre, I have seen people make these changes and am grateful to be a part of this bigger process.

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On February 14, 2013 I updated my Facebook status to say how good life was and how lucky I am to have met the man of my dreams and how grateful I am for having two healthy beautiful kids. Just three short hours later, my world came crashing down when I learned that my husband was addicted to methamphetamines.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr-25-2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Apr-26-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Apr-30-2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Annual Panel Discussion/AGM


May-03-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


May-10-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program