The 14 week time commitment was small in comparison to what it gave me, it gave me my freedom, my life and my family back.
– Steve B.
Addiction has no cure but does have a solution. We provide you that solution through 14- 16 weeks of treatment and the tools for you to build a solid foundation of recovery.
Fresh Start treatment program follows the disease concept: We see addiction as an illness that is progressive and often fatal if untreated. The good news is that with treatment and a program of recovery, you can live a healthy, happy and productive life. With Location in both Calgary and Lethbridge we employ an interdisciplinary approach to treating addiction. Our program includes daily individual and group counselling sessions throughout the course of the program. This is reinforced with enhanced recreational and therapeutic activities conducted in an atmosphere conducive to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth.
We see so many lives restored and families who have been brought together through this process. Our nationally recognized treatment program offers an individual approach to recovery. There is no one size fits all treatment. Our 14-16 week program includes individual counselling, group facilitated treatment/healing, Ron Jarrett Mission Fitness, balanced nutritional meals served by a red seal chef and an opportunity to build strong recovery capital.
The peer support component of our program runs parallel to our core treatment model of integrated chronic care. We employ the 12 Step abstinence model of recovery as our base for treatment and this is supported within a bio-psycho-social model of therapy. Our goal is to send parents back to their kids, men/women back to their families and to restore them back into community as productive and content people. With our intensive treatment program, and solid community support, we see that this is reality for many of the men, women and their families.
Our staff is integral to the success of Fresh Start. With over 300 years combined recovery experience, our dedicated team draws on both personal and professional experience for each and every person we serve. Our insight, compassion and understanding of addiction and recovery allow us to not only offer our residents a home, but also make them part of a recovery family.
With a 85% group completion rate and a 56% success rate of continuous abstinence based recovery at one year. We invite you to call and see how we can help. There is always hope…..Click the video link below and meet Alumnus Shanon. He shares his story of adversity, perseverance and transformation. He is living proof that recovery works.
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The Disease Concept
The overwhelming majority of medical opinion and practice supports the definition of addiction as a disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percent of people over the age of 18 who are regular drinkers – defined by at least 12 drinks in the past 12 months – is 51.5 percent.
|Percentage of Canadians who are high risk drinkers:|
Percentage of current Canadian drinkers (of all ages and drinking levels) report some form of harm in the past year due to alcohol intake:
Source: national survey of canadians’ use of alcohol and other drugs: prevalence of use and related harms (June, 2005). Available at: www.ccsa.ca
BY SOMEONE ELSE’s DRINKING
|Percentage of hospitalizations directly attributable
to substance abuse:
Percentage of days spent in hospital directly attributable
Source: Single, E., Robson, L., Xiaodi, X., and Rehm, J. (1996) The costs of substance abuse in Canada. Available at: www.ccsa.ca
Number of babies born in Canada annually with
Source: CCSA Literature Review: Evaluation strategies in Aboriginal Substance Abuse Programs: A discussion. (2004). Available at: www.ccsa.ca
Annual productivity losses in Canada in BILLIONS OF DOLLARS due to abuse of legal substances (including tobacco):
Source: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (1999) Canadian Profile 1999. Available at: www.ccsa.ca
The Government of Alberta supports Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery-Oriented Communities of Care which include addiction treatment and post-treatment housing. Their goal is to create lasting Recovery in Alberta for individuals, families, and entire communities promoting the fact that Recovery is Real, Attainable, and Sustainable. All Albertans can experience the positive and healing effects of Recovery Capital. For more information please visit their website https://www.alberta.ca/addiction-mental-health.aspx
Ron Jarrett, owner of Mission Fitness is what a committed and helpful community partner is all about. He trains the clients in the house weekly and believes that true strength and progress can only be made from a solid foundation. That foundation includes alignment, mobility and stability, and must address any muscular imbalances, weaknesses and lack of connection. Achieving this level means the body is able to progress safely without fear of injury. www.missionfit.ca
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