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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

The notion of “once an addict, always an addict” in our society is something that is killing people, preventing people from getting the help they need and robbing capable individuals of bright and productive futures.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction – Part 2

I encourage you all to ponder your view on addiction. Some of the most amazing, talented, thoughtful people that I have ever met are people that came into my life here. We are not lazy,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submission: A Client, a Calgarian, and a New Man

Back to Calgary with a healthier mind, healthier heart, healthier body and I’m excited to take on the world again! People have been asking me what is the most valuable thing I learned while at

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Pieces Written by our Clients

Thirty-Eight Days Later: No More Wallowing in the Acid Bath of Guilt

Thirty-eight days ago I stood here and introduced myself. Since it was my first time in treatment, I was nervous and apprehensive. My vision of drug rehab was one where they got on with the

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Our Program | Pieces Written by our Clients

Toronto Rapture Vol. 3

There is something special about digging my Converse kicks into Toronto’s concrete jungle. Another java-induced walk-a-thon. It was about time for the meeting, and my sense of it is to always plan ahead and be

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Meaningful Monuments: The Story of Rock Stacking Past and Present

A New Trend Emerges A curious trend has emerged here around our facility in recent weeks. In the spirit of traditional inukshuks, rock stacking has taken hold here at SCHC. A Curious Construction As more

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Pieces Written by our Clients

The Good-Bye Speech

It was one of those goodbye’s that left a tear in your eye, but also left you with that feeling of strength, love, and that none of us were alone in this thing we call

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Life at SCHC | Pieces Written by our Clients

Poetry Corner at SCHC – Requiem for My Addiction

By Brock Alcoholics, Addicts, Gentlemen, lend me your ears; I come to bury my addiction, not praise it. The evil that men do lives after them. the good is often interred with their bones; So

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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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