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

Edging God Out

Edging God Out

This acronym was new to me as an acronym, but old and familiar to me as a principle of living. I experience it almost every day. 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...

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The Indian SCOTT Motorcyle

The Indian SCOTT Motorcyle

On August 26, 2017 we had our 9th Annual Motorcycle 12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally which is a scavenger hunt style motorcycle ride to increase awareness of the many ways that recovery restores lives previously destroyed by the disease of addiction....

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Welcoming Brad….

Welcoming Brad….

As the newest member of the Fresh Start Recovery Centre’s Counselling team I have been asked to write a short blog on who I am and what I’m about. I have been working in the addictions field in Calgary for five years, part time at a medical detox for three years and...

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Running for my Life

Running for my Life

My name is Chris and I am an addict in recovery. I have been a drinker or addict for most of my life since the age of 14, I am now 44. My addictions have taken me to dark places, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually! Even through some of the worst times...

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Recovery Runner Richy

Recovery Runner Richy

My name is Richy and I am an addict in recovery. I have been battling addiction for 15 years. During that time, I have been in and out of correctional institutions and treatment centers. During my drug abuse, I ignored my physical health. I was skinny, sleep deprived...

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Kyle Williams Changing Gears

Kyle Williams Changing Gears

Cycling Cross-Canada for Addiction Recovery Awareness Kyle Williams had a vision. Having just completed his 12-week treatment program at Fresh Start Recovery Centre, he developed a love for fitness along the way. Shortly after group completed he went on a family...

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Nine Lives and Nine Years…..Interviewing Tony Kokol

Nine Lives and Nine Years…..Interviewing Tony Kokol

By guest blogger: Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Jacobsen: To begin, how did you come into the world of addiction services? Was it a personal reason, or a professional reason or wanting the help the greater good?   Tony Kokol: It comes out of my personal story. I...

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Becoming Santa Claus…..

Becoming Santa Claus…..

I am Santa Claus. Well, not really, but I am to my six-year-old son. For the last seven years since my time at treatment I have been able to be, do and have all the things I was afraid of. You see I grew up in a dysfunctional home where there was no magic of Christmas...

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Changing Gears

Changing Gears

Ride to Recovery - St. John's to Victoria A year ago around this time I was stumbling around unknowingly about to hit rock bottom. My alcoholism and drug addiction had gotten out of control when my uncle intervened and told me that I did not need to live this way,...

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