Trapped in Addiction

Posted on 8th July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“I didn’t understand the danger I was in,” says Keith of his drug abuse. “I just wanted more and more.” At age nine, Keith’s mom passed away. “That’s when things changed drastically,” says Keith. The family moved. His dad remarried. Then, after seven years of sobriety, his dad returned to active alcoholism. “He was a  […]
Toronto, ON May 21, 2013 – A new report from The Salvation Army, released as part of Dignity Month, reveals that despite a rebounding economy, many Canadian families and young people are still struggling to make ends meet. “Youth in Need: The Economic Challenges,” revealed that since the recession began in 2008, 66 percent of  […]

Addiction’s Destructive Hold

Posted on 29th April 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ron’s life was a mess. His problems were gigantic. Then one day he stumbled on The Salvation Army, and his life became a different story. By age five Ron had faced the reality of his life. His mom was an alcoholic who was always passed out, and his father was physically abusive, constantly picking fights  […]

The Courage to Change

Posted on 11th February 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“My dad beat my mom until she was a rag doll,” says 49-year-old Billy. “At times I thought he would kill her. That’s only one of my childhood memories.” Billy’s dad was drunk all the time. And his heavy drinking resulted in physical altercations. Every night Billy cranked up the volume on his radio to  […]

Why Should You Support The Salvation Army?

Posted on 26th November 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
If you asked Patricia, she’d tell you that The Salvation Army helps mothers provide nutritious meals for their families. Paul would share that The Salvation Army offers people with addictions the opportunity to break their dependency on drugs and alcohol. Keith would highlight how The Salvation Army helps former offenders reintegrate into society and gain  […]
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The Healing Sound of Music

Posted on 29th October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
A new music-therapy program at The Salvation Army’s Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria, B.C. is changing lives. “Friday afternoon music jam is not only therapeutic, but fun and motivating,” says Nathan Swartz, program coordinator. “Music can be a powerful thing. It gets peoples’ minds off their troubles. When the guys are playing I know  […]
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The War The Salvation Army Helped Me Win

Posted on 22nd October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army is embarking on an innovative, hard-hitting and informative advertising campaign to address real issues facing the Nation’s younger demographic. Creative wall posters in more than 10 universities across the country, and print ads in university or similar urban publications, will not only capture the attention of, but will make an emotional connection  […]
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Loved Back to Life

Posted on 13th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
For as far back as he can remember, Keith was told he was worthless and stupid. The emotional and verbal punches of his father cut deep, but the physical abuse that followed pierced even deeper. “The only thing I was terrified of as a kid was my dad,” says Keith. While Keith’s father was well-respected  […]

Rethinking Drinking

Posted on 13th August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The statistics are not good. About 6,700 Canadians die each year as a result of drinking alcohol. Paul’s story “For 20 years, it was just me and a bottle,” says Paul, rethinking his alcohol abuse. “Although I cheated death several times and lost all that was important to me, I defended my addiction to the  […]
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