Resident Stories

Cassie’s Story

Seeing how many people support my recovery and all the other women here is truly amazing, and I feel very blessed. I truly needed this recovery centre and everyone in it.… Read More

Samantha’s Story

I have battled with addiction for almost 25 years. My mother and father were very set in their lifestyle of drinking and drug use when they had me. When I was around two years old, my mom left my dad and took me to her boyfriend’s house in Edmonton. … Read More

Michelle’s Story

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I doubted that I could ever be sober this long. I doubted I would see my son unsupervised, and even though I didn’t have a bunch of money or these giant outings planned with him I was able to laugh, smile and have the most fun because I was sober and really in the moment.… Read More

Kristen’s Story

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Some of the doubts I’ve had to overcome in my recovery include not feeling like I’m good enough, feeling like I’m a bad mom, and not feeling worthy of good things. In my addiction I allowed the guys I was in relationship with to make all my choices and decide everything for me. … Read More

Kristin’s Story

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While in recovery these past 22 months I’ve been able to overcome the loud voice in my head that shouts I’m just a junkie and won’t amount to much. I’ve also battled with feelings of inadequacy for being a mom and didn’t believe it was possible to achieve financial security for my son’s future.… Read More

Jocelan’s Story

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Hi, my name is Jocelan and I’m 42 years old. I grew up in an alcoholic home, with my mom, dad and my older sister. My dad was the drinker. My early life consisted of many types of abuse, some in the home and outside the home. I struggled in school and was diagnosed with ADHD. It was fairly new, and treatment was even newer, and I slipped through the cracks.… Read More

Randi’s Story

Before I came to Adeara, I was in a dark place. I lost my brother and my dad. My daughter Matt-Lynn had been taken away from me. Through those dark years everyone around me was telling me “You just need to pray.” I thought, “Pray, yeah right.” I’d go back to the way it was in my childhood.… Read More

Cheyanne’s Poem

“I wrote this when I first got sober.” – Cheyanne

I’ve been here before I think,
I’ve been here before I swear…
I thought I overcame it then,
Now I don’t seem to care.… Read More

Kristin’s Story

Kristin's Story

I was already in treatment when I heard about Adeara. What I found out was they had a class based on the book The Genesis Process by Michael Dye. For some time, I’d heard a lot of great things about this particular book.… Read More

Bobbi’s Story

Bobbi's Story

Hello. My name is Bobbi, and I am a resident at Adeara Recovery Centre. I’m a mother of two beautiful little girls, and I’ve been at Adeara for nine months. So far in my experience at Adeara, I have received the tools for building a stronger and healthier relationship with my daughters. … Read More

Natasha’s Story

Natasha's Story

I learned that God is not angry, a vengeful, and judging man on a throne and that he does not cause bad things to happen when I sin. I learned that anything negative doesn’t come from Him and instead it comes from… Read More

Mavis’s Story

Mavis' Story

Adeara has modeled what true Recovery looks like, they’ve given me all the tools I need to survive the disease of addiction, along with outstanding supports within the staff. My spirituality has taken on new depths… Read More

Nicole’s Story

Nicole's Story

After going through a few really tough times in my life, I did not know how to deal with the pain, depression and anxiety I had, so I turned to alcohol, after years of abusing my body both mentally and physically I ended up being hospitalized. My family being extremely worried about me sent me to Adeara. Read More

Kristi’s Story

Kristi's Story

The question comes to me why more of us do not share the truth of our existence.

Fear was my answer. Fear of others… Read More