Video: Transgender Project Profile – Pina Newman

I had a lot of substance abuse through high school – drinking, doing drugs, partying too hard. I never really connected it to wanting an escape or wanting to feel like I was getting a release. But looking back I can definitely say that I was trying to escape the life I was living. Because it never felt like I was actually living.

You can see Pina’s story here.

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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.