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  • Patrick’s Story: Moving Beyond Stigma

    Everyone’s “bottom” is different. For Patrick, his came one day in April 2020, after a culmination of many unfortunate events, including the end of a relationship and coming close to homelessness. Patrick would have sought help sooner, but it was the stigma associated with addiction that kept him from taking the steps he needed to … Continued

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    Integrating Therapeutic Approaches: How Renascent’s Evidence-Based Approach Supports Lifelong Recovery

    Portions of this article are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope’s anticipated release is in 2022. A Brief History For more than 40 years before Bill Wilson founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), alcoholism was considered to be … Continued

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    Inpatient Versus Outpatient Treatment: Which is Right for Me?

    Portions of this article are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope’s anticipated release is in 2021. Since the New York State Inebriate Asylum opened in 1864, inpatient residential treatment has been the gold standard intervention for … Continued

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    Running Through Recovery

    It was just a few years ago that Brendan stumbled into treatment for alcohol addiction at Renascent’s Punanai Treatment Centre (Punanai), barely able to walk. Today, he’s lacing up his running shoes, training for Renascent’s Road to Recovery Walkathon/Run, to help raise funds for addiction treatment for people in need. Brendan knows all too well … Continued

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