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  • Giuseppe’s Story: A revelation and a recovery grounded in perseverance

    It’s impossible to know by just looking, the number of twists and turns that make up a person’s recovery journey. This is true for Renascent’s own Giuseppe Mercuri. After nine overdoses and ten stints in treatment, this year Giuseppe is celebrating eight years in recovery and seven years as a Renascent addictions counsellor. Giuseppe remembers … Continued

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    Sue’s Story: A Dose of Humility Brought Plenty Freedom

    By Sue F, Renascent Alumni HUMILITY (noun); TO BE FREE from pride and arrogance (Meaning taken from Webster’s dictionary) a. Pride (noun); self satisfaction in one’s achievements 2. Self esteem b. Arrogance (noun); an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assessments  When I volunteered to write about humility, I needed … Continued

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    Andrew’s Perspective: Steps 6 & 7

    By Andrew M., Renascent Alumni I came to this program with a belief that my real problem was the use of drugs and alcohol, and was told early on that my alcoholism was but a symptom of a bigger problem, an internal condition – often described as a spiritual malady.  As I engaged this process … 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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    Supporting a Truly Inclusive Recovery Environment

    Michael LeBlanc remembers the exact moment when he first declared that he wanted to become an addictions counsellor. At the time, he was in treatment himself at Renascent Paul J. Sullivan Centre (Sullivan Centre), for a debilitating addiction to crystal meth. Having started drinking at an early age, Michael’s addiction slowly progressed over the years. … Continued

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