Fresh Start sees addiction as an illness that is progressive and often fatal if left untreated. The good news is that with treatment and a program of recovery, people can and DO live healthy, happy and productive lives. That has been their focus for the last 29 years as they provide solutions which support people moving forward in long-term recovery. With treatment locations in both Calgary (men only) and Lethbridge (men and women), Fresh Start is seen as a treatment leader not only in Calgary and area, but recognized across Canada for the interdisciplinary approach they take to treating addiction. Their entire focus is on a recovery solution that is real, attainable and sustainable. Along with the two treatment centres, Fresh Start currently has 46 Community Continued-Recovery Housing (CCRH) beds in three apartments. Community continued-recovery housing clients are provided weekly check-ins with an outreach counsellor, peer support and are part of a strong alumni network.
In all of their work, Fresh Start remains constant to their core values: