New Addictions Treatment Program Offers Fresh Approaches

Posted on 16th March 2012, by
An intensive non-residential treatment program for people whose lives have been negatively impacted due to substance use, misuse and abuse begins April 2 at the Salvation Army in Williams Lake, B.C. “We’re accepting referrals,” says program director Steve Hakes who began working as an addictions counsellor for the Salvation Army in February. With a background  […]
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New Choices, New Life

Posted on 6th March 2012, by
Danielle didn’t set out to get addicted to drugs. But at age 14 she was arranging her life around marijuana, acid, PCP and morphine. Four years later she had spun out of control. Then, one day, a life-changing event caused her to find the inner strength to finally get substance abuse out of her life.  […]
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Life after Addiction

Posted on 13th February 2012, by
They were the worst words Sonny would hear. They came out of the blue in the midst of what he thought was a good relationship. His world came crashing down around him. When Sonny’s (Sunil’s) wife of 17 years blurted out that she didn’t love him anymore, he felt like tearing himself apart. Sadly, separation  […]
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Homeless Women on the Rise

Posted on 14th November 2011, by
Single men are the largest segment of homeless people in most Canadian cities, but homelessness is rising among both single women and lone-parent families headed by women. Women on the streets are a vulnerable population. They face many dangers, from mental illness and sexual assault to drug addictions and violence. Homeless women say that government  […]
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New Salvation Army Clinic Targets Chilliwack Addicts

Posted on 8th November 2011, by
After more than a year of preparation, the Salvation Army has opened a new counselling clinic to assist those trying to overcome addictions. Fireside Addiction Services will provide an intensive six-week addiction treatment program featuring both group and individual therapy. In the evenings, it will provide family support and ongoing meetings to alumni of the  […]
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Former Addict Gives Back

Posted on 24th October 2011, by
At six months of age he was left abandoned in a dirty, dark, smelly room by his alcoholic, abusive parents. As a result, for decades he never felt accepted—only tolerated. Now 70, Murray Bevan, with the help of The Salvation Army, is finding ways to embrace and give hope to elderly members of society who,  […]
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New Salvation Army Health Clinic Serves Those Most Vulnerable

Posted on 17th October 2011, by
The first of its kind in St. John’s N.L., the New Hope Clinic is making it easier for people who struggle with their day-to-day lives to get medical care at a convenient location. In partnership with Eastern Health, The Salvation Army New Hope Clinic opened its doors in the city’s downtown core in March 2011.  […]
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Rick’s Story

Posted on 20th June 2011, by Salvation Army
From an early age Rick Jackson couldn’t get a handle on his insecurities. Due to his father’s addiction to alcohol, Rick lacked support and reinforcement. He never felt good enough, and became frustrated and angry. His self-doubt and desperate need for attention lead to destructive behavior, and Rick’s problems only got worse. “I did anything  […]
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Addiction’s Powerful Hold

Posted on 6th April 2011, by Salvation Army
Jay Barnard’s story of addiction goes back to age eight. Unable to cope with the effects of his parents’ separation and divorce, he turned to food for comfort. Within months he had bulged to a disturbing 200 pounds. By age 12 Jay was drinking, then drinking more. At age 14 he bought marijuana on the  […]
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