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The Prairie Files VII – Final Thoughts

It’s the end of a 6-month venture of traveling across this great country and I’m heading into the pause of summer, for traveling that is. Back up in September! There are quite often so many

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files VI – Firehall 8

In the middle of my Saskatoon trip, I got to hang out with the fellas at Firehall #8. I was asked to join them for lunch, a tour, a long day of visits, laughter, and

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files V – Saskatoon Shenanigans

If you’ve never been to Saskatoon, I challenge you to go. It is a beautiful city nestled in the heartland of farm country. The river runs along the city’s edge and when you are flying

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files IV – Edmonton and the Battle of Alberta

A Quiet Meal The playoffs were on the night I had hosted the Edmonton dinner. I’m sure that’s enough said since Pittsburgh ended up winning the cup that night. I was cheering for the Predators

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files III – Rainy Days Dinner & Dancing in the Rain

He forewarned me about the soggy weather that was making it’s way to Calgary. I woke up to greyer skies than the ‘wet’ coast. It was actually the perfect day to get some extra work

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files – Thunder and Lightening

I was recently texted by a client about my upcoming alumni tour. He writes, “bring your rain jacket – it’s looking like lots of rain and thunderstorms here in Calgary.” My response, “SWEET. This Prairie

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Meaning and Purpose | Our Staff

My 9 Years in Recovery

Oh May, how fast it seems you come around now. I have been in recovery for 9 years at the end of this month. It’s a time of deep internal and external reflection. It’s a

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Life at SCHC | Our Staff

Quinn

The Beginning of a Chef Quinn said that his cooking career evolved naturally throughout his life. It was something he was good at and something that he loved from the beginning. His cooking career has

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Life at SCHC | Our Staff

Meet our Staff: Courtney

Our Wearer of Many Hats Courtney started working at SCHC as night support staff in January 2015. She took a break to work on a farm for the summer (her passion), but Nurse Tracy urged

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Our Staff

My 8th Year in Recovery

Surreal reality – Sur’ ality I sort-of remember the day I packed the last bit of my belongings into my 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. I say ‘sort-of’ because I was just coming off a week long

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Life at SCHC | Our Staff

Overcoming the Emergency Room Blues

Once again, I find myself sitting in the sterile and uniquely boring confines of a Canadian Emergency Room. I make small talk with others to both pass the time and to lighten the mood. For the

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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