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  • The Spirituality of Christmas

    By Charles McMulkin, Spiritual Care Counsellor, Renascent Every person’s spiritual journey is unique. Regardless of one’s personal beliefs, Christmas is a season that lends itself to spiritual rebirth and growth. Depending on your own spiritual journey you may accept the Christmas story, or believe the whole thing is a fairy tale that never happened. Either … Continued

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    Brendan’s Perspective: Being in Service

    By Brendan Z., Renascent Alumni The Twelfth Step presents us with the principle of Service. I found myself around my 6-month marker feeling anxious that while I was working through the Steps in their order as it was suggested, I felt I should already be of service to the program and others. Alcoholics Anonymous and … Continued

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    Sue’s Story: Facing Step 1

    By Sue, Renascent Alumni My journey to Step 1 began many years ago and resulted in many failures because, I never “admitted that (I) was powerless over alcohol and that (my) life had become unmanageable”. I could control my drinking. I could get up and go to work in the morning despite the hangovers. I … Continued

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    Enabling 24/7 Addiction Recovery Support

    Meet Rajarshi Bhattacharjee (Raj). He is Renascent’s Regional Coordinator for Breaking Free, a free online recovery support tool designed to help people recovering from addiction develop coping skills and access resources. We caught up with Raj to learn more about him, his role and Breaking Free. 1) What brought you to Renascent? After moving from … Continued

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    Six Ways to Safeguard Your Mental Health

    Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. In fact, in order to be truly healthy, a person should prioritize their physical, spiritual, mental and social health. Dave McWilliams is an addictions counsellor at Renascent and is the organization’s Program Coordinator for Tobacco Cessation. Having been … Continued

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