Perspective: Painting My Life With Colour

by Kim R. (Munro 2013) One year sober and my heart is filled with gratitude for all of the counsellors at the Renascent who showed me through their own experiences the spiritual program of Alcoholics Anonymous – my “seed planters.” When I walked through the doors of...

Days of Wine and Roses

  Days of Wine and Roses, the classic hard-hitting JP Miller play, searingly portrays the pain addiction inflicts on a person, marriage, children, work and friendships. The downward spiral is told from a place of hope — a place of recovery — as our protagonist,...

Perspective: A Skeptic’s Journey to a Higher Power

by Lisa N. The struggle I’ve had finding a real Higher Power has been 17 years long, and it turns out that Higher Power was so simple I almost missed it. If you are like me, perhaps my experience will be useful somehow. Here is what happened. Round 1 — I Came: I...

Physician Substance Use and Addiction

by Michael Kaufmann, MD The OMA Physician Health Program (PHP) was founded in 1995, with an initial mandate to provide assistance to physicians who experience problems with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Since its inception, the program has assisted hundreds of...

Renascent to Publish TGIF Anthologies

Vote for Your Favourite TGIF Articles Using social media or old-fashioned email, vote for your favourite TGIF articles and help Renascent put together three collections of TGIF writings – available in spring 2015 as print and electronic books. By voting, you’ll...