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  • Video: Growing Up in a Family That Hurts

    If a child is witnessing a lot of chaos or has an addict parent who is wonderful one day and a monster another day, the child is left to make sense of that with the developmental equipment of their particular age. And you can just guess what kind of sense they make of it: “I’m bad, I can’t figure anything out, I can’t get anything right.” And then you transplant that child into adulthood, and that’s where it’s going to come out.

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    Renascent Staff
    The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.