Since the founding of the Program, over 700 young adults have taken advantage of our recovery resources. Today, there are numerous university graduates on our list of former active members, including several at the postgraduate level. Many return to visit whenever possible in order to set the example and offer advice and encouragement to newer members.

Stories of recovery

I started using drugs at a young age, and by my late teens I had been expelled from school, been in jail three times, and was clearly headed for a life of drugs, alcohol and crime.

The Fraser Recovery Program helped me get off drugs and alcohol. I now enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

I returned to school and at twenty-nine years of age, I graduated from the John Molson School of Business … with honors! I recently returned to school to pursue a master's degree and look forward to what the future holds. -T.M.


Once a young girl with goals and dreams, I became a teenager with frozen emotions who was obsessed with drugs and alcohol and whose values had disappeared. I was suicidal when I was introduced to the Fraser Recovery Program; however, I joined the Program and eventually quit all drug and alcohol use.

The FRP gave me back my sense of worth and my love for life. I graduated from university as a teacher, and am pursuing my love of helping others.

The FRP has changed many lives for the better. It saved mine and gave me a promising future. - A.C


Drug and alcohol abuse – I had to get high to feel normal. Sober, I was anxious, depressed and had lost all hope of success, happiness, love, … everything.

Ten years ago I sobered up after joining the Fraser Recovery Program. Kind advisors and a peer group helped me initiate positive change. Through the "town meetings" and "The Camp", I finally learned to enjoy life without drugs.

In sobriety I returned to school and completed a certificate in addiction studies and two Master's degrees. I owe this, my continuing sobriety and my new life, to the FRP. -J.P.


I started consuming drugs at a very early age. I ended up quitting College when I was 18 years old because of the problems drug abuse were causing.

At age 21 I attempted to go back to school to get a vocational studies diploma; however, drugs were still a major part of my life and I was unable to achieve the objectives I had established for myself.

Everything changed soon after I joined the Fraser Recovery Program, where people helped me deal with my drug addiction problem. I am now a university student that is still involved with the FRP, this time helping other young people who have problems similar to those I experienced. -N.C.