Recovering Gratitude

It’s the ability to love and be loved, a willingness to forgive, it is compassion and celebrating the present. It is also something you want to pay forward.
– Lisa Simone – National Communications Director, FSRC

Recovering Gratitude

He’s Someone

He’s Someone

He is someone who everybody loved. He is someone who was friends with everyone. He is someone who had such potential. He is someone’s father, uncle and son. And yet, none of this matters – because addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter who he is or who he...

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Giving Tuesday YYC

Giving Tuesday YYC

Canadian Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesdayCa) is almost here …Your help would be wonderful!!! Since the first Giving Tuesday in Calgary (#GivingTuesdayYYC) in 2013, many wonderful friends like you have helped be part of the recovery solution, got more people talking...

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Food Truck on a Mission

Food Truck on a Mission

We would like to introduce you to our addiction recovery themed food truck called Eleven-Eleven, serving up great food and most of all…. HOPE. We have been operating this new venture on the Calgary streets for just over a month. Our tag line is “Eat Good. Do Good” and...

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First Father’s Day

First Father’s Day

Tuesday, I became a dad. Yesterday was my one-year anniversary with my amazing and supportive wife. Today is my first Father's Day with our five-day old baby girl Zoey and on Tuesday we will be purchasing a condo in Hawaii (yes Hawaii) where we moved a few months ago....

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Impending Doom

Impending Doom

Bob L. at the Banff Round Up left us with this aphorism: “I was always cleaning up the wreckage of the future.” One understanding of this is the fear and anxiety that I experience during the day. Often, I have started the day with a sense of impending doom. At other...

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Having a Name Does Not Fix It

Having a Name Does Not Fix It

Having a name for something, especially a problem is beautiful. It just helps. It can steer to the correct treatment or solution. Or at least away from the wrong remedies or solutions. But it does not fix the problem, fixing requires action. I am an alcoholic. I drank...

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Jenny From the Block

Jenny From the Block

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your own background with Fresh Start Recovery? Jennifer Kent-Charpentier: I have been involved with Fresh Start for over 10 years now, I have been a part of the addiction counselling team from the start of my employment. Jacobsen: How...

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Loving Recovery

Loving Recovery

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...

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Liberia and Liberation

Liberia and Liberation

An Interview with Tong Liech - Support Worker, Fresh Start Recovery Centre Scott Douglas Jacobsen *This interview has been edited.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: To begin, was there a family background with addiction or recovery? Tong Liech: Yes, my father was a bit of a...

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