A Recipe for Recovery

Posted on 9th February 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Former addict shows others there is hope after addiction
Once addicted to drugs, Susan Small now uses her passion for cooking to inspire others. “If you had met me just four years ago, you would have taken one look at me and crossed the street,” says Susan. At that time, Susan was addicted to painkillers and alcohol, and was facing time in prison. “I  […]

The Dark Reality of Addiction

Posted on 2nd February 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army addictions program helps Babe to face his problems and come up with healthy solutions
Babe grew up feeling he didn’t fit in. By age 12 he was abusing alcohol and illegal drugs to numb the pain of rejection. When, as an adult, he lost two infant children, he couldn’t get past the sadness and his abuse became more of a problem. Babe’s life of addiction was dangerous, destructive and  […]

The Power of a Secret

Posted on 22nd January 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Booth Centre in Montreal helps men in difficulty break the cycle of addiction
Réjean had an ugly secret. He concealed it to protect a family member—but had no idea the depth of personal harm that would cause. Revealing the traumatic experience was the only thing that could set him free. And the longer he waited, the more destructive was its impact. “At age 12 I was abused by  […]

Community Kitchen Offers More Than Food

Posted on 3rd November 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community Kitchen Offers More Than Food
When arthritic pain, diminished movement and joint breakdown made it impossible for Gerri to keep her job, she gave up on life. Through support of The Salvation Army and sheer determination, she is back on track—not just coping, but living well. “Before I came to The Salvation Army arthritis owned me,” says Gerri, age 40.  […]