Staying sober during the Calgary Stampede can be a challenge for those of us in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. While there is plenty of Stampede fun that doesn’t involve excess drinking or using, the amplified party culture is always close by. As socializing becomes a major focus, avoiding
Addiction leads to some pretty dark places. I have seen them first hand. For years my life was a never-ending cycle of unhappiness that bordered on unbearable. I was suicidal and close to death a number of times. The first seed of recovery came to me through AA. For a
The disease of addiction is complex. In this in depth interview CJSW FM’s Charmers Almanac host Kate van Fraassen explores the topic and the treatment landscape here in Alberta with addictions expert Dr. John Streukens Ph.D., M.Ed., R.Psych., CRHSP, ICADC, ICCDPD, CCAC RSAS, SAP and CARE (Co-occurring Addiction Recovery Essentials)
Women often notice that mental health plays a role in how they use drugs or alcohol. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems can lead to drinking or using in an attempt to feel better. Addiction can also be the driving force in declining mental health. “Sometimes it
Hello Alumni, I want to take a minute to recognize the amazing support that you provide to Recovery Acres and the people we help. Without your continued involvement, 1835 House would be a much different place, and not nearly as community and recovery focused as it is. Specifically, I want
See photos from Bob Unsworth’s Retirement Party:
Check out this article from CTV News with Angie Shilliday, crowned Mrs. Calgary 2010 and Mrs. Canada 2014. She helped renovate the CARE for Women house.
Here are some photos from our launch event for the CARE for Women program.