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  • Practical Ways of Nipping Anger in the Bud

    Addiction recovery often involves dealing with anger. Anger may be directed at oneself, at specific people, at less-specific entities (like law enforcement or institutions), or at society as a whole. Without learning to process anger in a constructive manner, it is difficult for a person with an addiction to move forward toward recovery, as anger … Continued


    Russell’s Story: I was dead on the inside

    March 13, 1994 was the date that Russell took his last drink. For 25 years prior to that, Russell drank heavily. “Before to coming to Renascent, I would have never believed that recovery was possible for me,” says Russell candidly. “I was as low as you could get without losing your life.” Russell recalls meeting … Continued


    Colin’s Reflection on Anger

    By Colin W., Renascent Alumni & Relief Counsellor Meditation, self-reflection, and physical activity such as, working out or yoga, can be effective tools for managing anger in individuals in recovery from addiction. These practices can help increase self-awareness and regulate emotions, leading to more positive and constructive responses to challenging situations. It’s important to remember … Continued


    Messages of Hope

    Renascent Foundation invited Renascent staff, donors, alumni, and members of the recovery community to submit messages of hope to our clients. Below are some of the messages we received. These messages were distributed to clients across our inpatient, virtual, Continuing Care, Children’s and Family Programs in February 2023. We hope these messages inspire everyone along … Continued


    Stefano’s Perspective: Step 2

    By Stefano, Renascent Alumni Step Two – Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves, could restore us to sanity. My name is Stefano, and I am an alcoholic addict. On June 7, 2015, I desperately sought out an institution (Renascent) to have something other than myself, manage my powerless life. On June 6, … Continued