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Avalon, 30 years on

On September 30th 2020, we marked 30 years since co-Founders Helen Burnham and Virginia Giles first opened the doors to Avalon Recovery Society. Here, we chat to Helen Burnham O.B.C. about how Avalon has evolved over the years and her hopes for the future of our organization. These last 30 years have been a steady…

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A month of #CelebratingRecovery

September is Recovery Month and we have been hearing from inspiring women sharing their recovery stories all month long!   Each week we have featured an incredible woman in recovery who has told their story and allowed us to celebrate their recovery with them! Check out the videos below to watch each of our #CelebratingRecovery…

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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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