About Us

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

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, people that struggle with addiction can and do live healthy, happy and productive lives. Our goal is to send parents back to their kids, sons and daughters back to their families, and to restore people back into community.

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 14-16 week program with one on one counselling, group facilitated healing, Ron Jarrett with Mission Fitness physical training, balanced nutritional meals and an opportunity to build a strong foundation of recovery.

THE HOUSE – Calgary Location

Fresh Start is a 50-bed long term recovery addiction treatment centre for men in Calgary, Alberta. Fresh Start South is a 24-bed long term addiction treatment centre for both men and women. We base our program on the 12 steps model and the Family Systems Method. We provide a comfortable environment where men, women and families can get the support they need and learn to live healthy, rewarding and fulfilling lives in recovery.

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

The House (Calgary)features:

  • 26 client rooms
  • Group and individual counseling rooms
  • Meditation room
  • Gymnasium
  • Dining hall
  • Three hot meals
  • Weight room
  • Games room
  • Movie theatre
  • Wellness Clinic
  • Laundry room
  • Clothing donation room
  • Proximity to major transit routes
  • Wheelchair accessible



The Government of Alberta supports Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery-Oriented Communities of Care which include addiction treatment and post-treatment housing. Their goal is to create lasting Recovery in Alberta for individuals, families, and entire communities promoting the fact that Recovery is Real, Attainable, and Sustainable. All Albertans can experience the positive and healing effects of Recovery Capital. For more information please visit their website https://www.alberta.ca/addiction-mental-health.aspx

Mission Fit

Ron Jarrett, owner of Mission Fitness is what a committed and helpful community partner is all about. He trains the clients in the house weekly and believes that true strength and progress can only be made from a solid foundation.  That foundation includes alignment, mobility and stability, and must address any muscular imbalances, weaknesses and lack of connection.  Achieving this level means the body is able to progress safely without fear of injury. www.missionfit.ca

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