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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


    5 Tips to Help Kids Build Resilience

    By: Sunil Boodhai, Manager – Family and Outpatient Programs Resilience is: a how a person navigates through adversity using internal and external resources to support healthy adaption, recovery and successful outcomes.  learned throughout a person’s life — we are always building resilience.  not something anyone is born with. Everyone can build resilience to deal with … Continued


    Counsellor’s Corner: Alex Play Shares How Wisdom Found in an Unsuspecting Movie Helped His Recovery

    By Alex Pley, Addictions Counsellor, Renascent’s Punanai Treatment Centre There is an abundance of recovery resources available to anyone at all times in our modern world, but very few have left a lasting impact on me and my own personal program of recovery. I considered sharing certain books I read throughout my education or 12-step … Continued


    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