What’s the deal with Blue Monday?

Blue Monday generally falls on the third Monday in January, this year that means it’s today, January 17th, 2022. We may all be feeling more blue Monday’s than usual lately, but is Blue Monday actually a thing? To start, let’s review the history of this day and what has transpired over the years. Did you […]

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 […]

Recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day

Avalon is proud to recognize and celebrate the diversity of women in our community and amplify their voices and perspectives using our blog as a key platform. Today, we acknowledge National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. In what follows, we will discuss addiction in the context of Indigenous Canadians (including histories and statistics), and speak on […]

How to Make Every Day “World No Tobacco Day”

We want to recognize World No Tobacco Day, but truly, everyone should aim to make every day tobacco-free! Easier said than done, right? Well, if you are looking to cut tobacco out of your life, this blog is for you. We will be discussing ways to prepare to quit, tips on quitting, and give you some motivation to start or continue your journey. Smoking tobacco is not […]

Recovery in Another Language with Olga

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Today’s blog is the third and final in our week-long series celebrating #NationalVolunteerWeek. We are excited to be sharing Olga’s story with you, as she played an integral part in diversifying and expanding Avalon in wonderful new ways. Keep reading to learn more about Olga, her history with Avalon, and what it […]

The Avalon Volunteer Experience from Niamh & Caoimhe

In honour of National Volunteer Week, we’re continuing to shine a light on some of our amazing volunteers. Niamh and Caoimhe are two wonderful volunteers who have been invaluable to our organization and they both have something very interesting in common, aside from volunteering – read more to find out what! We’re so honoured that they choose to dedicate time to Avalon and are thrilled to […]

Art and Volunteerism: Carolyn’s Story

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!   Volunteers are the root of our Avalon community and we are so grateful to every person who gives their time to support women in recovery. The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is “The Value of One, The Power of Many”.  We see this exemplified with the Women of Avalon on a daily […]

The Power of Good Health in Recovery

Today is World Health Day and to honour it, we wanted to bring you a blog about the role of good health in recovery. And what better time to focus on your overall well-being than spring!  Spring is a time for growth and renewal. After your body experiences substance abuse, it likely has some damage and health deficiencies, so it’s important to have a fresh outlook on what […]