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recover from addiction.

 

If you’re struggling with addiction, you’re in the right place.

We know it may not feel like it right now, but trust us—change can start right here. Since 1992, Fresh Start has been helping individuals and their family members recover from addiction, find the courage to change and learn to use the tools they need to live happy productive lives in recovery.

You can find out more about our programs and our facility here on our website. When you’re ready to make the decision that can save your life, or the life of a person you care about, contact us.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre is accredited through Accreditation Canada, having been peer-reviewed and found to meet the highest level of consistent quality-of-care and protocol in dealing with those we serve.

There’s no better time to start a new life than right now. 

MISSION: “Fresh Start is recovering lives by Housing, Treating and Supporting people affected by addiction”

VISION:“Every Individual - Recovery for Life”

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Men looking for treatment

Providing  a long-term treatment solution uncovering hope and healing through a 12 -16 week intensive program.

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Offering families and friends the support and recovery tools needed to help their loved ones and themselves.
 

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About Fresh Start Recovery

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Start Recovery

Fresh Start is recovering lives by housing, treating and supporting people affected by addiction.
 

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“We are excited to announce and extend an invite to you and yours for our 6th Annual Panel Discussion, “25 years, One Life at a Time..... Just the Tip of the Iceberg”. Happening Monday, April 30th, 2018 starting at 5:30 pm we will provide a light meal and refreshments with Panel Discussion to follow starting at 7:00 pm. The evening’s theme is in recognition and celebration of Fresh Start Recovery Centres’ Silver (25th) Anniversary. This year’s panel features people who have found courage through adversity, exude hope and humour, and practice grace under fire. Please help us extend a warm welcome to Calgary’s Police Chief Roger Chaffin, Karen Gosbee, Tom Jackson and Jebb Fink.

Celebrating our silver anniversary, the evening is sponsored by Fleetwood Jewellery Inc. We will be raffling 5 semi precious stones, each set and strung on a sterling silver necklace from their jewellery collection. All proceeds will go to help more men and families get the help they need. These necklaces are valued between $350 and $750. Each necklace comes with a Certificate of Appraisal. Raffle Tickets are $20 each please email pat@freshstartrecovery.ca or call 403-387-6266 ext 525 to get your tickets.  Tickets will have 'limited availability' and we will have tickets to purchase before the panel if they are still available. The draw will be made at our Annual Panel Discussion following the speakers. We will notify winners if they are not in attendance. We are so grateful to Fleetwood Jewellery Inc. and you, for your support through the years.

Last but not least please RSVP to kate@freshstartrecovery.ca and you will be sent parking instructions for the evenings event. We look forward to seeing you.”

ALUMNI - Family healing Program

Dec-28-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

411 41st ave NE

This is a weekly meeting on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm at Fresh Start.  This meeting is open to anyone who has completed the program. 
 
Alumni meetings are another tool to support the ongoing recovery of Alumni.  They serve as a bridge for the new members during the transition from attending group to life in their own homes and community.  For a newcomer in the FHP relationships to a group of people who share a common experience can be a key element to making that transition as smooth as possible.  These relationships foster a sense of unity, community, and belonging.  Having said that, this group will work most effectively with your help through attendance, chairing the meetings, being part of a planning committee and eventually creating an alumni board.    For more details please contact jennifer@freshstartrecovery.ca

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I am an alcoholic. I drank alcoholically all the time. That is an excellent name for my condition. It helps to know the name of the problem, but it does not fix it. I have to have a spiritual awakening to fix it, and I can achieve that by doing the steps. The steps have one promise and one promise only. The result of these steps is a spiritual awakening. That will fix the alcoholic problem.

I suffer from Narcissistic Injuries all the time. That is an excellent name for my sensitive nature. Narcissistic Injury – a psychological term - taking personally utterly indifferent and objective events. I do that when my sense of self is fragile and when I depend on life going my way all the time. It helps to have a name, but that does not fix it. I have to do something to fix it.

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I am humbled daily by the courage of others who despite their fears make a choice to live in the solution.  This is why I continue to work at Fresh Start Recovery Centre, I have seen people make these changes and am grateful to be a part of this bigger process.

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FROM OUR BLOG

Blog post summary picture

I am an alcoholic. I drank alcoholically all the time. That is an excellent name for my condition. It helps to know the name of the problem, but it does not fix it. I have to have a spiritual awakening to fix it, and I can achieve that by doing the steps. The steps have one promise and one promise only. The result of these steps is a spiritual awakening. That will fix the alcoholic problem.

I suffer from Narcissistic Injuries all the time. That is an excellent name for my sensitive nature. Narcissistic Injury – a psychological term - taking personally utterly indifferent and objective events. I do that when my sense of self is fragile and when I depend on life going my way all the time. It helps to have a name, but that does not fix it. I have to do something to fix it.

Read more

  

Blog post summary picture

I am humbled daily by the courage of others who despite their fears make a choice to live in the solution.  This is why I continue to work at Fresh Start Recovery Centre, I have seen people make these changes and am grateful to be a part of this bigger process.

Read more

  

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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 husband was addicted to methamphetamines.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ALUMNI - Family healing Program

Dec-28-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

411 41st ave NE

This is a weekly meeting on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm at Fresh Start.  This meeting is open to anyone who has completed the program. 
 
Alumni meetings are another tool to support the ongoing recovery of Alumni.  They serve as a bridge for the new members during the transition from attending group to life in their own homes and community.  For a newcomer in the FHP relationships to a group of people who share a common experience can be a key element to making that transition as smooth as possible.  These relationships foster a sense of unity, community, and belonging.  Having said that, this group will work most effectively with your help through attendance, chairing the meetings, being part of a planning committee and eventually creating an alumni board.    For more details please contact jennifer@freshstartrecovery.ca