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  • New Partnership Brings Improved Access to Addiction Treatment for Indigenous Communities

    With a growing number of people experiencing substance use challenges, the need for increased access to high-quality addiction treatment has never been greater in Ontario. A new partnership between Renascent and M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre (MIFC) is creating easier and faster access to life-changing addiction treatment for members of the Indigenous Communities of Owen Sound … Continued

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    Founders’ Day: Stefano’s Reflection

    By Stefano, Renascent Alumni My name is Stefano, and I am an alcoholic addict. On the night of June 6, 2015, I looked up at the sky and told God that tonight he would have to strike me dead. In a few moments I was going to head down to the Village, use, party and … Continued

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    Jason’s Perspective on Step 4

    By Jason, Renascent Alumni Hello Friends, my name is Jason and I am here to share about my experience with Step 4. This Step is crucial for our recovery and often is the one that makes or breaks us. The important thing to remember about this Step is that addiction is a disease and not … Continued

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    My Mistake: I fired my sponsor!

    By Amanda, Renascent Alumna It took me five years of continuously relapsing to finally surrender to the fact that my solution to life’s problems (drinking), was no longer a solution. It did not work any more, and with that realization, I checked myself into the Munro house. This past week, I celebrated five years of sobriety. My … Continued

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    Your Holiday Season Recovery Guide

    By Michael Lochran, Director of Programs and Operations, Renascent For many of us the winter months of December and January bring with them the holiday season.  If you are celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, the New Year, or any of the other dozens of holidays from all faiths and cultures, the holiday season means celebration, observances … Continued

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    The Stages of Relapse

    Relapse is a process, it’s not an event. In order to understand relapse prevention you have to understand the stages of relapse. Relapse starts weeks or even months before the event of physical relapse. In this article you will learn how to use specific relapse prevention techniques for each stage of relapse.

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