If it worked for me, I’m sure it will work for you
“I finished a 28-day program on March 11, 2020. Today is January 1, 2021 and I’m still clean and sober. I am very grateful for Renascent and the staff for helping me start my new journey in life. I got a sponsor and joined a home group, so if you’re struggling with addiction, make the call and get a date to go to Renascent and start your new journey. If it worked for me, I’m sure it will work for you. Happy New Year.
Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program Alumni, 2020
“Incredibly helpful and incredible team of counsellors. When I was in crisis and not wanting to reach out, they reached to me and brought me back where I needed to be.”
I have found joy in all of life’s gifts
Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program Alumni, 2020
“While facing a heart wrenching breakup and having to find a new place to live with my two-year-old twin babies, life felt unbearably unfair. I felt engulfed with emotions with no one to understand what I was going through. I have never been one to ask for help or reach out. On April 27th, 2019 I was charged with impaired driving and my children were taken from me for their safety. That pain of losing my two greatest gifts and heart’s desires made everything else I was going through seem conquerable. I was given a second chance with the Renascent Fellowship Outpatient Program, which transformed my life.
The program gave me material to help me understand and process that I was going through. It gave me connections to those who understood, and it gave me tools to keep me from using alcohol to numb my pain (given that I utilized those tools). Upon practicing the 12 steps of action with a trusted fellow, going through intensive emotional trauma work, and working closely with my family doctor and holistic practitioners, I have found joy in all of life’s gifts whether good or bad, and I am healing my resentments. I am beyond grateful to Renscent’s counsellors for practicing the principles “Honesty, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Willingness, Humility, Love, Justice, Perseverance, Spirituality, and Service” Your compassion, acceptance, and understanding has helped me practise the same.
I am now grateful to continue to pass on that love through service work with Renascent Fellowship. With my Higher Power in control, my obsession to use alcohol for numbing was lifted. My children were returned to me. My outlook on life shifted beyond my wildest dreams as I still, and will always, continue the maintenance work to keep me well and FINALLY feeling safe to connect, receive, and show up authentically in all my relationships. Contributions that help the virtual intensive outpatient programs run are saving lives and supporting struggling citizens become grateful members of society.
The best thing that happened to me was my own recovery
Introduction to Family Care Alumni
“I completed Renascent’s Introduction to Family Care program in March of 2020 and have been attending the Alumni weekly meetings on a regular basis. I qualify for this program because I have a loved one who was in rehab at Renascent and opted to join the family program because my parents and I realized that everything we thought we were doing right was not working and we needed help. Our loved one had relapsed once early on, but it was short and he was back in recovery almost immediately. We didn’t understand that this could happen over and over again. Subsequent relapses were different – my sibling was using for a long time before he made the decision to get help and he relapsed again shortly after attending rehab for a third time. Needless to say, we were beside ourselves with worry, anxiety, and fear for his health and safety.
As the COVID pandemic was almost in full swing when he came out of rehab at Renascent, we were only able to complete the family program via a conference bridge and conducted all the meetings via phone. Despite these challenges, we learned in the family program. A lot. We learned that we were enabling, we learned that we weren’t the cause, we couldn’t cure him and we certainly couldn’t control his actions. It seems like such a simple statement now but it took the engagement and learning with the Renascent team to really understand what this meant for us. At the end of March we had the tools and information we needed to help ourselves but candidly, I did not have the full confidence of my convictions until I joined the weekly family alumni call. There were so many people who were in various phases of their journeys sharing many similar experiences. I can’t tell you how much this meant to me – to find a group of people who understood what I was going through and who only wanted to give and receive help. The shared understanding and perspectives gave me hope and I felt the support and encouragement of everyone in those meetings. But the best thing that happened to me as a result of these calls over the course of nine months was my own recovery. Not everyone will understand this at first (I certainly didn’t) but this is the path that you will follow to both heal yourself and allow your loved one to heal themselves. I learned to take care of myself first, to live my best life, and support my loved one from a distance. Everything I’ve learned and put into practice has only strengthened my relationship with my sibling. It’s not easy, it won’t happen overnight and it can be a long journey, but you will have many people from Renascent and from the alumni program who help you along the way, especially when you need it most. I am so grateful to Renascent and their amazing staff for all they do and how much they care. I will keep coming back!”
I truly owe my life to you
Alumni, Munro Centre
“I believe you guys have quite literally been an integral part of saving my life, and I cannot ever thank you enough. I would never have believed a year ago that I could have a life that I’m building now, and it started with the staff at Munro. I’ll never be able to repay the debt, but I do everything I can to honour the life you guys helped give back to me through being of service and living with gratitude.
I dedicate my one year medallion to the incredible women who give their time, their experience, strength and hope and their attention to the girls who pass through that house. Few will appreciate nearly enough what you do for us, but I pray and thank my high power every day for you all.
I truly owe my life to you guys,