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Understanding the Gap in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a profound struggle, and the journey to sobriety is fraught with challenges. When it comes to outpatient treatment, we see a critical gap—between those in active addiction and those who are sober. In this space are individuals wrestling with the pull of their past and the uncertainty of their future. This gap is […]

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Food For The Soul Project Society in Maple Ridge and Abbotsford

Frontline Workers: Unsung Heroes

Frontline workers are the backbone of our society, and their importance cannot be overstated. These dedicated individuals work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, healthy, and functioning, often putting their own well-being at risk in the process. Among them, those who work in addiction services play a particularly vital role in supporting individuals and families

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The Crucial Role of Self-Awareness in Addiction Recovery

In addiction recovery, self-awareness holds immense importance. Those in treatment often feel a deep emptiness, leading them to seek external fulfilment. Yet, to rebuild a connection with oneself, one must consciously explore this void. During early recovery stages, individuals often display a childlike innocence (vulnerability) as they regain trust in themselves and the world. Consequently, self-improvement

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The Circle of Trust – Healing Journey

The path we have chosen to take with Food For at the Soul is so humbling We meet a variety of personalities, individuals struggling within the world of addiction, we find ourselves encountering deception and dishonesty is commonplace, not unique to our community but pervasive in various aspects of society. Whether in business transactions or

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Recovery Heroes: Stories of Hope and Resilience (Ryan)

We’re excited to share Ryan’s incredible journey with our community. Over three years ago, Ryan bravely began his recovery journey with our Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) program. Since then, he has shown unwavering commitment to his health and wellbeing. Starting in our low-barrier homes, Ryan overcame obstacles on his path to recovery. He progressed into

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Building Stronger Communities: The Crucial Role of Support in Overcoming Addiction

In every community, the impact of addiction resonates deeply, affecting individuals and families alike. It is imperative that we, as a community, recognize the importance of providing support to those struggling with addiction. This support extends beyond the individual level; it involves educating ourselves about trauma and addiction and actively working to foster empathy within

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Navigating the Path to Recovery: The Power of Community

The journey to recovery is a deeply personal battle In a society where addiction touches lives from grandparents to our youth, it’s crucial to recognize the pervasive impact it has on individuals and communities alike. Loss and trauma create a complex path that each person navigates uniquely, making the journey to recovery a deeply personal

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Breaking the Chains: Escaping Neverland, Confronting Addiction 

In the vast expanse of our minds, there exists a realm called Neverland – a desolate landscape where the insidious roots of substance addiction take hold, trapping us in a relentless cycle of toxic patterns. Unbeknownst to many, this dark territory is not just a physical place; it’s a state of mind, a place where

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