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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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Peggy’s Perspective: Step 5

By Peggy, Renascent Alumna For many of us, the Fifth Step is a frightening prospect.  It tells us in the Book that if we skip this vital step, we may not overcome drinking and that those who skip this vital Step almost invariably get drunk.  I was unforgiving, dishonest and humiliated with myself.  I had … 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: Pushing the Boundaries of Sobriety

By Adam, Renascent Alumni As soon as I had finished my three weeks of treatment at Renascent and the Aftercare Program, I knew for a fact that I was an indestructible spiritual badass. Nothing would stop me from taking the reins of my life and living to the fullest. With that in mind, I didn’t initially see a problem … 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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