Addictions

31 Aug

Why we do what we do, a message from Shunda Creek alumni

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a fitting day to re-share this message from one of our Shunda Creek alumni: Dear Shunda. You were the only one who accepted me while the rest of the world turned their back. You made me feel like I wasn’t alone for the first time in years. You saw the good person buried inside me when the rest of the world saw me as worthless. You were with me when no one else...

08 Feb

Why we do what we do: A message from a Shunda Creek alumni

Our world is fraught with addictions, mental illness, family conflict, abuse, neglect and a host of other challenging issues that result in communities and people struggling to be the best that they can be. Enviros believes that everyone has a story of resilience despite the challenges in their lives. Here is one example of why we do what we do, a message from Shunda Creek alumni: Dear Shunda. You were the only one who accepted me while the rest of the world turned...

11 Jan

The Impact of Ice Climbing

Our Base Camp program is a 90-day intensive wilderness-based addiction treatment program for youth and families in Alberta. For the past three years we’ve coordinated a day of ice climbing with renowned climber, author and public speaker Margo Talbot and guide Sarah Heuniken. The day always proves to be an amazing and inspiring experience for the youth and staff alike. Margo and Liam share their thoughts about ice climbing, and its impact on young people in the video below. ...

26 Oct

The Jumping Mouse Award

The Wilderness Therapy Symposium brings a diverse cross-section of clinicians, field instructors, rites of passage guides, educational consultants, professors, research specialists, students and residential programs staff under one roof to share theories, insights and best practices in an open spirit” – OBH Council The Wilderness Therapy Symposium is the work of the Outdoor Behavioural Healthcare council. It represents numerous wilderness therapy programs who seek to collaborate and share best practices. Enviros is proud to be a member. The symposium takes place in Park City,...

04 Jul

Episode 11: Letters to Addiction

This episode we take a short break from the Q&A, interview style that we’ve been doing with notable guests. Two weeks ago we heard that two of our former clients at Base Camp had passed away, and it got us reflecting on the work we do and the experience of our clients (both in the program and after they leave). So in this short (14 minute) podcast, we offer you some “letters to addiction” and poetry that was written and left at...

20 Jun

Episode 10: Glynnis Lieb on addiction and mental health from 3000ft

Glynnis Lieb.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Glynnis_Lieb.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Glynnis Lieb.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"Glynnis Lieb.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 10. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"43:25"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Today’s guest is Glynnis Lieb, Executive Director of the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction in Alberta. The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction is a charitable organization dedicated to helping reduce stigma related to mental illness and addiction, furthering public knowledge of the topic, shining a light on the positive work taking place...

09 May

Episode 6: Dr. Lee Gillis on Experiential Learning and his journey in psychology

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11 Apr

Episode 4: Liam Law on being a youth worker and the role of progress monitoring

Episode 3-Liam Law {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Episode3-LiamLaw.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Episode 3-Liam Law","caption":"","description":"\"Episode 3-Liam Law\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 3.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"39:43"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} This week we sat down to chat with Liam Law. Liam’s held a number of positions with our Base Camp program, first as a Youth and Family Support Worker, then as a Shift Supervisor, and more recently as the Outcomes and Evaluation Lead. Liam shares his thoughts on youth work, the treatment journey for youth and the importance of routine...

30 Mar

Episode 2: Kelly Waters-Radcliffe on program design, therapeutic perspectives and more

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