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Helping men and families
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 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 centre 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 at 403-387-6266. We are staffed 24/7.

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”

Men looking for treatment

Men looking for treatment

Providing  a long-term treatment solution uncovering hope and healing through a 14 -16 week intensive program.

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Family Support

Family Members

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

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Employers who want help for employees

Employers who want
help for employees

We facilitate treatment quickly and effectively for the long term health of your employees.


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About Fresh Start Recovery

About Fresh
Start Recovery

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

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Become a RIDER! Be a part of Fresh Start Recovery Centre’s 11th annual 12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally.

WHEN - Held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, registration begins at 7:30 am. This year we are celebrating ’life is a circus' all day long as we venture out onto the road for over 400 km of some of the best riding in the country. Our scavenger hunt style ride will see over 250 riders and their passengers hit the road at 9:00 am SHARP after breakfast at Fresh Start Recovery Centre (411 - 41 Ave NE, Calgary) and end their day back where they started with dinner, silent auction and more fun and games. In our 11th year, we are excited to have Centaur Subaru as a sponsor offering our riders a chance to win a new car (we're not telling how though....)!

We've got some crazy stops planned along the way, including daredevil adventures, skill testing activities, audience interaction and some great entertainment - all while enjoying some of the best scenery Canada has to offer!!

To register visit www.12stoprideforrecovery.ca to purchase raffle tickets for the next Harley Davidson draw, email pat@freshstartrecovery.ca -

UPDATE - The following tickets will not be included in the draw to be held on August 24th at Fresh Start Recovery Centre for the 2019 Harley Davidson Street Glide Motorcycle or the trip to Milwaukee.

The following tickets will not form part of the raffle draw to be held on August 24th at Fresh Start  2101,2102,2103,2104,2105,2106,2107,2108,2109,2110,2111,2112,2113,2114,2115,2116,2117,2118,2119,2120,2121,2122,2123,2124,2125,1269,1270,1271.

 

Alumni Birthday Celebration

Aug-28-2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

411 41st Ave NE

Every month we gather and celebrate alumni who are celebrating sobriety milestones for that month.   Join us as we honor them and hear about their journey of recovery.  We will have cake, coffee, and fellowship afterwards. All are welcome.

Your gift changes lives.

We rely on your time, talents and contributions to help men on their road to recovery.

How You Can Help

FROM OUR BLOG

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Each year, in my dad’s name, I send a donation to Fresh Start to help another man get the help he needs, so his children can have a better life.  Fresh Start is nationally recognized for their addiction treatment program and I am grateful that I hear about the many fathers, grandfathers, brothers and sons who do get better ... and the families who get better and stronger as a result.

Your gift to Fresh Start Recovery Centre of up to $50 US through the Global Giving Little by Little challenge will earn an extra 50% in matching funds starting right NOW and lasting until 10PM MDT on Friday, August 16th, while matching funds last! 

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As many of you know, we have started our social enterprise venture by joining the ranks of the awesome food trucks here in Calgary.   We are kicking off our first full season and would like to give our supporters the first opportunity at booking us.  Last year we served at many private events as well as workplace lunch and learns. This is a great way to introduce your coworkers and community to the gifts of recovery and the Fresh Start movement.  They will be able to enjoy a recovery themed meal and they will know that when they eat with us, they are DOING GOOD with all profits helping more men and families get well. 

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AWARDS

Charity Intelligence CanadaThe Calgary AwardsDonner Canadian Foundation Awards

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The Calgary FoundationPure North S'Energy FoundationAlberta Family Wellness InitiativeFever

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FROM OUR BLOG

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Each year, in my dad’s name, I send a donation to Fresh Start to help another man get the help he needs, so his children can have a better life.  Fresh Start is nationally recognized for their addiction treatment program and I am grateful that I hear about the many fathers, grandfathers, brothers and sons who do get better ... and the families who get better and stronger as a result.

Your gift to Fresh Start Recovery Centre of up to $50 US through the Global Giving Little by Little challenge will earn an extra 50% in matching funds starting right NOW and lasting until 10PM MDT on Friday, August 16th, while matching funds last! 

Read more

  

Blog post summary picture

As many of you know, we have started our social enterprise venture by joining the ranks of the awesome food trucks here in Calgary.   We are kicking off our first full season and would like to give our supporters the first opportunity at booking us.  Last year we served at many private events as well as workplace lunch and learns. This is a great way to introduce your coworkers and community to the gifts of recovery and the Fresh Start movement.  They will be able to enjoy a recovery themed meal and they will know that when they eat with us, they are DOING GOOD with all profits helping more men and families get well. 

Read more

  

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We ARE a community that shows up for one another –whether you are a donor, supporter, family member, resident, alumni, volunteer, board member, staff or friend of Fresh Start - - this movement is about the tapestry of lives woven together to make lasting change… and change we are making. In ourselves, in others, in this city and country.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Alumni Birthday Celebration

Aug-28-2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

411 41st Ave NE

Every month we gather and celebrate alumni who are celebrating sobriety milestones for that month.   Join us as we honor them and hear about their journey of recovery.  We will have cake, coffee, and fellowship afterwards. All are welcome.