A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living

“I grew up a teenage daughter of a mother who suffered from severe depression which resulted in an opioid addiction as a means of coping. This then resulted in the ... Read more

Doing it Alone Didn't Work

Doing it Alone Didn't Work

“I am a 39-year-old partner, father, and a friend. Everyday I battle my anxiety, my depression, my post concussion syndrome, PTSD and a speech impediment. To deal w... Read more

A Prisoner in My Own Mind

A Prisoner in My Own Mind

“I was born and raised in Medicine Hat, the middle daughter of 3. I grew up in an alcohol free home. I often heard stories of alcoholic relatives and was aware that... Read more

Compliance vs. Surrender

Compliance vs. Surrender

There are two ways we can approach recovery: by simply complying with what is being asked of us, or surrendering our power. In our experience, individuals who surre... Read more

Problem vs Solution

Problem vs Solution

I absolutely had no idea that my drinking was a problem. I drank like most of the people around me. I thought it was normal. Enter drugs. Back in my using days, I d... Read more

Spiritual Black Hole

Spiritual Black Hole

“Many of us resemble the drug addict in our ineffectual efforts to fill in the spiritual black hole, the void at the center, where we have lost touch with our souls... Read more

I am a Survivor

I am a Survivor

“Growing up and only child in a home with an alcoholic mother and alcoholic father was at times very lonely, very scary and a whole lot chaotic. I remember very wel... Read more