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

What’s a “Grateful Addict”? By Nadia Sheikh

What’s a “Grateful Addict”? By Nadia Sheikh

How could anyone be grateful for their substance abuse problem? Because of it, I had lost my job and spent all of my money, I had damaged relationships with my family, and I had severely compromised my health. When I started my recovery journey, I couldn’t find many...

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A Candid Talk with Executive Director Stacey Petersen

A Candid Talk with Executive Director Stacey Petersen

PART 1 What is Fresh Start Recovery Centre? We provide addiction treatment. We own a 40,000 square foot purpose-built addiction treatment centre for men and for families through which we offer an intensive 12- to 16-week live-in program as well as outpatient. We have...

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Youth Recovery

Youth Recovery

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards” Steve Jobs It’s easy to sit back and reflect on the circumstances of your life and be grateful when everything pans out for the best. The difficulty lies in going through those...

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The Disease of Addiction and the Impact on the Family.

The Disease of Addiction and the Impact on the Family.

“It’s not your fault”, “if you think it is your fault there is help available”, “you don’t need to carry this around for the rest of your life, there is always room for forgiveness however there must be willingness”.  I am not sure how many times I say these phrases...

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My dad – a mover, shaker, and waffle maker

My dad – a mover, shaker, and waffle maker

My dad was many things and growing up his struggle was like an intermittent undercurrent pulling us down and swirling us in any direction without warning. He always had a job, we always had food on the table, he was kind, he was loved.  My dad was a good man.  My dad...

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Building a Harley bike; Building a relationship

Building a Harley bike; Building a relationship

In the summer of 2015 Darren and his 16-year-old son built a “facsimile” of a 1903 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and donated it to Fresh Start as a way to bond and thank the place that saved Darren’s life and created a new way of life for and stability for his son. A...

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Active Abandonment by Andy Crooks

Active Abandonment by Andy Crooks

Recently at a San Diego Round-Up, I heard a speaker who presented a startling thought which I later confirmed to be true.  In the first part of the book, the first 164 pages, the word surrender is never used.  The word abandon is used.  We abandon ourselves.  We don't...

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Feeding the right wolf

Feeding the right wolf

A boy and his grandfather are hanging out. The boy says to his grandfather, How is it you never seem to get upset? Don't you ever feel angry? His grandfather replies, I sometimes feel there are two wolves inside me, each of whom fights to tell me what to do. Whenever...

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Recovering Gratitude

Recovering Gratitude

When I first got clean I didn’t have a whole bunch to be grateful for, or an attitude that bestowed it. The outside of my life was still fairly intact but my insides were a vast, empty void. I knew that I wanted a better life…I was out of other “options” so I stayed...

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