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  • Observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    By Laura Bhoi, CEO, Renascent Friday, September 30th, is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Although not recognized in Ontario as a statutory holiday, Renascent recognizes this day as one, in alignment with Call to Action 80 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report. This day is of great importance, … Continued

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    Karen’s Perspective: Step 9

    By Karen Gallant, Addictions Counsellor, Virtual Intensive Treatment Program When I first came into recovery, I thought my past actions didn’t hurt others. When I read through the steps the first time and came across the ninth step, I thought, ‘well, I won’t need to do that step.’ As I walked through the work with … Continued

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    Brittany’s Story: Dedication to the “Magic” of Recovery

    ‘Magic’ is the word Addictions Counsellor, Brittany McDonald uses to describe the life-changing work that happens at Renascent Graham Munro Treatment Centre (Munro Centre). Having cared for hundreds at Munro Centre, Brittany knows it is the willingness of clients to receive help, coupled with the unparalleled skill and commitment of staff, which makes this ‘magic’ … Continued

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    S is for Stigma

    Taking a Closer Look at the Consequences of Stigma Our vision at Renascent is that all people, families and loved ones impacted by addiction will have timely access to treatment. But one of the biggest barriers to treatment is stigma.  S – What is Stigma? Stigma is any attitude, belief or behaviour that discriminates against … Continued

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    Giuseppe’s Story: A revelation and a recovery grounded in perseverance

    It’s impossible to know by just looking, the number of twists and turns that make up a person’s recovery journey. This is true for Renascent’s own Giuseppe Mercuri. After nine overdoses and ten stints in treatment, this year Giuseppe is celebrating eight years in recovery and seven years as a Renascent addictions counsellor. Giuseppe remembers … Continued

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    Christie’s Perspective: Step 8

    Christine, Renascent Alumna Step 8 seemed terrifying when I began my journey. I knew I had done a lot of harm, but I hadn’t been willing to look at it too closely. I entered Renascent a completely broken woman who was willing to do anything for my recovery. I made a commitment to my sponsor … Continued

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