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

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, people that struggle with addiction 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 14-16 week program with one on one counselling, group facilitated healing, Mike Miles Muay Thai physical training, balanced nutritional meals, Pure North  S’energy Foundation assessment and support and an opportunity to build a strong foundation of recovery.

THE HOUSE

Fresh Start is a 50-bed long term recovery addiction treatment centre for men in Calgary, Alberta. We base our program on the 12 steps model and the Family Systems Method. We provide a comfortable environment where men and families can get the support they need and learn to live 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, our home is the result of years of planning and experience. We feel it provides the ideal setting for men and  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 clients and staff alike refer to it as “the House”.

The House 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

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Pure North S’Energy Foundation provides participants with a personalized program to help them optimize nutrition and reduce the likelihood of illness in the future,
and put in place the foundations for living a long, healthy and fulfilling life. 
www.purenorth.ca

Mike Miles is a 4-time professional World Champion who believes in everyone being treated how we would like to be treated; with respect, dignity and fairness. His gym is a team: Team Miles and all students help each other achieve their highest and fullest potential.
www.mikemiles.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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