A special story lives in the walls at CARE for Women. In 2015, Calgary needed specialized outpatient treatment for women with addictions and related mental health challenges. A community of generous and caring Calgarians helped Recovery Acres Society transform an old bungalow into the Co-occurring Addiction Recovery Essentials (CARE) treatment
As many counsellors before me, I too have been a client here at 1835 House. Walking down the now familiar stairs was terrifying the first time I tackled them. My legs were weak, my heart was empty, and I had given up. The blank look in my eyes told the
Learning healthy emotional processes is important to mental health. As human beings, we have emotional natures. However, growing up many of us received messages that some emotions were acceptable, while others were unacceptable. We may have developed a habit of repressing certain feelings that is detrimental to our well-being. Or,
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 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 guy
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