ASK Wellness gave me a chance, when no one else would.
I came to ASK with nothing but my backpack and a little bit of hope in living a clean and meaningful life. I wasn’t even sure if I qualified for their help, I discovered that the only requirement needed is the willingness to be sober and want something better for yourself. Don’t you want to have a purpose in life? To be able to strive for yourself and be whatever it is that you want to be.
Getting help doesn’t mean that you’re incapable of doing it on your own, it takes a lot of courage to be able to look at where you are and think that you could do so much more.
Before coming to ASK I felt worthless, afraid, alone, pessimistic, I felt like I was nothing. Like it wouldn’t matter to anyone whether I was alive or not. There was a feeling of emptiness, after living in my addiction where I was abused mentally, emotionally and physically I didn’t feel myself anymore.
The AASH program taught me how to be independent, responsible, and so many other things but most of all, they taught me that it was okay to be myself again.
The AASH Program is amazing. I went to treatment 3 years ago today actually and I wasn’t excited this time to spend three months in a treatment centre. So to experience the, “living in the real world,” for me, was exactly what I needed and wanted. I am very grateful to the AASH Program. It’s changing and already changed my life! AASH has given me a better outlook on life and ways of staying and keeping safe. Because of already going through treatment, it’s a huge “refresher” with more accountability. Accountability is huge for me in Recovery. I wake up every morning excited to go to class and truly upset when class is over.
AASH Program gives unfortunate addicts who have succumbed to the disease of addiction an opportunity to re-create their lives the way they were supposed to be. Instead of turning a shoulder, the program opens their arms to people who seek the help and are willing to put in the effort. I only a week old into the program but so far I’ve received:
Health Navigation, Blood Borne Infection Management and Harm Reduction
Adult Addiction and Supportive Housing (AASH)
Mental Health and Independent Supportive Housing (MHASH)
Community Integration and Developmental Disabilities Supports
More information coming soon.