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  • When Is It Time to Seek Help for the Young Person in Your Life? (Part Two)

    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 is scheduled for publication later this year. Adolescence and early adulthood are developmental periods of particularly high risk for the development of substance use and … Continued

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    When Is It Time to Seek Help for the Young Person in Your Life? (Part One)

    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 is scheduled for publication later this year. Addiction is a progressive neurological disorder, characterized by a loss of control over one’s drinking or using behaviour, … Continued

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    Working to Make Black History Month More Than History

    Black History Month has different meanings to members of the Canadian Black community. This is in part due to the Community’s rich diaspora. For Isaiah Gayle, Business Development Specialist at Renascent, the month’s meaning lies not only in reflecting on the struggles of Black individuals throughout Canada’s past, but also in shining a spotlight on … Continued

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    A Partnership That Pops

    If you ask any Renascent alumni, they will tell you that their recovery journey is their biggest comeback story. Emily O’Brien, Founder and CEO of Comeback Snacks, shares a sobering connection to these recovery stories through her own personal experience. “Everyone has their own journey to sobriety. My sober house just happened to be prison, … Continued

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    A New & Amazing Chapter

    I wondered how I would be able to celebrate Christmas (my fav time of the year) without it being the same as every other year. How would we wake up that morning without having Dad be a part of it, like every other year growing up? How would my brother and I open our stockings … Continued

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