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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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    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

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    Been There, Done That: How Having Lived Experience with Addiction Brings Empathy and Understanding to Family Counselling

    Jennie Bell’s children were in their teens when she found recovery from addiction. Over the more than 13 years that have passed since, Jennie has had honest and open conversations with her children about her addiction and the impact it had on them. These conversations help give Jennie a unique and empathetic perspective which she … Continued

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