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  • Counsellor’s Corner: Tackling Codependency, Trauma and more…

    By: Brittany McDonald, Addiction Counsellor, Graham Munro Treatment Centre Codependency: Many resources have helped me along my way in sobriety; however, I feel that the book “Codependent No More” by Melody Beattie has helped me the most. Doing much-needed work surrounding codependency, boundaries, healthy relationships, and inner-child healing has allowed for a tremendous amount of growth … Continued


    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


    Counsellor’s Corner: Alex Pley 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


    Alumni Perspective: Step 8

    By Jomana A., Renascent Alumni Step 8: “Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.“ As a newcomer, I sat in meetings and heard my fellow recovering alcoholics talk about Step 8. Confusion and fear coloured my approach to Step 8. Thanks to good sponsorship, … Continued