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Figuring Out What to Do
Geoff Thompson 2 months ago

Faced with several options, many people early in recovery have a tough time figuring out what to do. A big choice—such as choosing what to study in college or what to do for a career—can drive them cr… Read More

Final Thoughts - Half a Year of Reflections
Jaymie Bryan 2 months ago

There are many reflections to think about. My biggest thought over the last six months is crushing the stigma attached to addiction and people suffering from substance use. I’m also quite struck at t… Read More

Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 2
Sara Klinkhamer 2 months ago

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to life and recovery in particular. Some of these we talk about in our family program, which if you have not yet attended I highly recommend you do. In the… Read More

Figuring Out What to Do

August 24, 2018

Faced with several options, many people early in recovery have a tough time figuring out what to do. A big choice—such as choosing what to study in college or what to do for a career—can
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Final Thoughts – Half a Year of Reflections

August 23, 2018

There are many reflections to think about. My biggest thought over the last six months is crushing the stigma attached to addiction and people suffering from substance use. I’m also quite struck at the number
Read More »

Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 2

August 22, 2018

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to life and recovery in particular. Some of these we talk about in our family program, which if you have not yet attended I highly recommend you
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The Best of New West and The Boathouse

August 21, 2018

I was lucky enough to meet up with an alumnus to Skytrain-it to New West. To have the company and catch-up was AWESOME! He is doing so good – words that are a total understatement.
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Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

August 20, 2018

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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Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

August 16, 2018

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward – it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I
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Days of Days – Kelowna Part 3

August 14, 2018

I jumped into the familiar truck and we drove to a park bench. On that park bench, we shared tears and grief. I sat with a now widow and it was meeting her where she
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Alumni Submissions – A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction – Part 2

August 13, 2018

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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Confessions at the Dinner Table

August 9, 2018

The alumni dinners are quite often light, breaking bread with one another, and casually intimate. This was by far one of the most vulnerable, honest and candid check-ins at our table. In the almost four
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First Time Back – Kelowna Tribute

August 7, 2018

So, I’m boarding a plane at the YYZ and I’m now really thinking about the absence of a truly amazing man and alumni. I attended his funeral this April and this is the first Kelowna
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