How Do I Help A Loved One Struggling with an Addiction?

  One of the most painful things to experience is watching the person you love deteriorate in front of your eyes. At this point, it can be easy to feel both helpless and resentful towards this person who is now becoming a shadow of the person you once knew....

Addiction and Cancer: Treating Diseases Differently

  Brad has seen how people treat diseases differently. When he was going through addiction, people crossed the street to get away from him. Meanwhile, when he was going through his cancer treatments, people wanted to get closer to him. Whether Brad was battling...

Healing Words from the Former Humboldt Broncos Assistant Coach

I don’t know about you, but I found it really difficult to examine my pain. It was easier to project my pain onto others, turn to alcohol in an attempt to escape it, or immerse myself into work. Healing is work.   Chris Beaudry reminds us of this truth....

10 Years Sober and Proud

Today marks 10 years of sobriety.  I am emotional even writing that. The reality is that nothing in my life would be possible without my sobriety. Nothing. I would not be blessed with a beautiful wife, four incredible sons, and a home not a house. From day one my...

Fundraiser for Men’s Camping Trip

My friend, Tommy Laplante, identified a need in the community, and created a program to match that need. Tommy understands the value of land-based healing, and will be taking men camping and fishing. This initiative is taking place through the Saskatoon Indian &...

How I Became an Alcoholic

As a young boy I never said, “One day I hope that I can become an alcoholic.”  While I did choose to take my first drink, I did not choose to be an addict. I spent so many years trying to inflict pain upon myself without an understanding of why.  The...

“What’s stronger than a broken man who has the courage to rebuild himself? It’s time to redefine what it means to be strong.”

- Allan Kehler