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Changes to In-Person Meetings

Due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in British Columbia, Avalon Recovery Society has made the decision to limit the number of people attending an in-person meeting to five people maximum. Registration in advance is mandatory. If you haven’t registered you will be asked to wait outside until we can determine capacity for the…

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10 Celebrities Who are Sober Women

Addiction, trauma, and mental health issues do not discriminate. No matter how bright your star shines on Hollywood Boulevard, at the end of the day we are all human. We all deal with different degrees of recovery.   Just when you thought you had nothing in common with the latest “it” girl, here are 10…

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New project to expand Avalon’s virtual recovery services

We are thrilled to share details about Avalon’s exciting new project! The AvalOnline project is a groundbreaking endeavour that will expand Avalon’s online services and resources, helping women find peer support, connection and addiction recovery – wherever they are. As the world moves towards an uncertain future, we know we must be able to provide…

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Recovery Month 2020: #CelebratingRecovery with Avalon

September is Recovery Month in Canada! We want to use this month to come together to build connections and awareness around addiction and mental health. We’re very excited to be celebrating recovery this month to highlight the strength, resilience, and inspiration that comes with recovery, and hope to foster more connections in the process. We…

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Avalon welcomes Annie McCullough and Bojana Nedic to the Board of Directors!

We are beyond excited to welcome Annie McCullough and Bojana Nedic to the Avalon Recovery Society Board of Directors! Our hardworking volunteer Board of Directors leads Avalon’s mission and vision, supporting all aspects of the organization and driving our strategy forward. Read on to learn more about these two inspiring women who have joined our…

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Sober women influencers in B.C. that you should know

Social media influencers have a lot of authority in today’s world, and today we want to celebrate our sober influencers. These inspiring women have come together to create real and refreshing content to end the stigma behind addiction.   The sober community has grown immensely over the recent years, and we want to cheer on…

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Debunking Some Myths of Therapy

Written by Mercedes Miller   From movies that show therapy as lying on a couch while being asked probing questions by a stranger, to public confrontations on live TV (we’re looking at you, Dr. Phil), popular culture has not always portrayed counselling and therapy in a great light. Although talk therapy has some roots in…

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The Power of Creativity in Sobriety

Throughout history we’ve seen artists across the globe turn to alcohol and drugs as a type of “muse.”  There is a misconception that by being under the influence, your brain is free to venture endless worlds beyond your sober brain’s imagination. This has created the idea that alcoholism and creativity are conducive.  In reality, sobriety and creativity actually benefit one another. By…

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Thank you North Shore Community Foundation and partners!

We are incredibly grateful for the support of the North Shore Community Foundation! A long-time supporter of Avalon Women’s Centre North Shore, Avalon was thrilled to be named as one of two beneficiaries of the North Shore Mayor’s Golf Tournament, hosted by the North Shore Community Foundation and slated to be held on May 22,…

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6 sobriety apps to check out in 2020

Having access to reliable treatment and a support group is essential for successful sobriety. While we’re unable to connect in person as much as we used to, addiction recovery apps are powerful tools to bring people the necessary support they need at their fingertips. At the click of a button, you have a plethora of…

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