9 Tips to Start 2022 on a Positive Note

As we welcome the new year, we are filled with anticipation for what this year will bring us. We often bring in the New Year with unrealistic goals and desires to be the best version of ourselves. Well, you don’t need to reinvent yourself each time the clock strikes midnight on December 31. Instead, let’s […]

Tips for Maintaining Sobriety this Holiday Season

The holidays can be a challenging time for those who have substance use disorders. During the holiday season, one is usually swarmed with holiday parties and family gatherings. With that comes the copious amount of alcohol and the challenges surrounding how to navigate this. However, as we are now in a second holiday season with […]

Coping with Emotions in Recovery Through Creative Methods

Emotion is a bridge to connect our body and mind, a natural part of our life. We often avoid emotions during active addiction, and we would rather feel more comfortable with feeling numb than feeling sad, happy, angry, frustrated, excited, nervous, and so on. However, in the journey of recovery from addiction, we must confront […]

How Jenny felt “at home” with Al-anon

To close out Recovery Month, we’re going to share one more story from another Woman of Avalon, Jenny, who shares her 29-year recovery journey with us. In her words… My name is Jenny. Thank you for the privilege of sharing my story with you. I am a very grateful Alcoholic and thankful member of Al-anon. […]

Marlowe’s Recovery – One Step at a Time

We’re back with another inspiring story from a Woman of Avalon for Recovery Month. Today, you’ll learn more about Marlowe and her recovery journey. We are honoured to feature some of the amazing women who make up the Avalon community, like Marlowe.  If you’re a woman who may feel alone in your recovery, please know […]

Linda’s Sobriety Story

Today, Avalon is featuring another Woman of Avalon in our Recovery Month series.  We hope you enjoy learning a little more about Linda, another inspirational woman who is part of our community.  May her words bring you strength and comfort through your recovery journey. Meet Linda Linda is a woman in her 70s, with an […]

Kate’s 24 Year Recovery Journey

As we continue to recognize Recovery Month, for the next few weeks we’re shining a light on some special Women of Avalon who are sharing their stories of recovery with us. First up is Kate, a long-time member of Avalon’s programs and a valued member of our community. Meet Kate Kate describes herself as having […]

Recovery Toolkit Inspiration

September is Recovery Month and Avalon Recovery Society will be acknowledging and celebrating the month, participating in Recovery Day and sharing stories from strong, inspiring women who have worked their way to a life of sobriety. We know the importance of having a strong and complete recovery toolkit, full of strategies and techniques to employ when feeling overwhelmed, triggered, or down. Below […]

International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

Today, Avalon is recognizing and honouring International Overdose Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about overdosing and to reduce the stigma surrounding drug and addiction-related deaths. Moreover, it acknowledges the immense grief experienced by the friends and families remembering those who have passed or had a permanent injury as a result of drug […]

The Value of Art Therapy in Recovery

In honour of Avalon’s Art Therapy Groups starting this fall, we wanted to share a blog about the role and benefits of art in recovery. Creative outlets like visual art, writing, music and acting can help individuals explore their feelings and express emotions, thoughts or memories that are otherwise hard to share. Many people who have an addiction […]