Heavy alcohol use is impacting Canadian women at an alarming rate. A new Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report shows a 26% increase in women who died as a direct result of alcohol use since 2001. Men saw an increase of five per cent in the same time frame.
Recovery Acres Society has recently had a leadership change. Meet Dan Agapi, our new Interim Executive Director. To help our community get to know him we sat him down for a quick interview. Here is what he had to say: Tell us about yourself. First and foremost – I’m a
Please note there has been a change in leadership at Recovery Acres Society (RAS). The Board of Directors would like to thank Gerry Melsted for 16 years of dedicated service in support of addiction treatment for men and women. Gerry should be recognized for his longstanding leadership in Calgary’s recovery
Holidays aren’t always happy times. When TD got into recovery a little over 24 years ago, he started to notice an emotional pattern. “Why do I get so angry at Christmas?” he asked. “I realized the surface stuff. That I had crumby Christmases growing up. But it goes deeper than that.”
Recovery is a process. It looks different for everyone who transitions from active addiction to living free from drugs and alcohol. Each person builds their own way of maintaining a healthy life. For many men in our recovery community, that journey started at 1835 House. Including Recovery Run founder Jim
Early recovery from addiction involves a lot of firsts. In October, the most significant first is getting through Halloween without drinking or using. If this is your first Halloween in recovery (or even if you have successfully navigated a few) it helps to have a plan. Triggers A good plan
Bob started drinking when he was 12 years old. He would never say his addiction came about because he had a difficult childhood, but he did. There was poverty, neglect, and bullying. For a quiet and sensitive person it was a painful childhood that evolved into a difficult adolescence.
It’s hard to believe September is behind us. This year Recovery Month made some significant strides here in Calgary toward raising awareness about the issues facing men, women, and yes, teens too – who battle the disease of addiction. Over the course of the month the Calgary recovery community was