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Written by Don mccracken
The woman behind the Narrow Road Home drug addiction program in High River showed up to city council on Monday to brief the city on what is going on.
Kim Engbrecht says they opened the door to the original house across from Spitzee School two years ago on December 2.
Since then, she says residents are now part of the community.
“When I went through my own journey and remember carrying a lot of guilt, shame and worthlessness, I realized that we don’t talk a lot about drugs and alcohol, addiction to shopping or eating disorders, it’s about dispelling the shame and guilt and getting to the root of why we do what we do, ”says Engbrecht. “I think what it is is we’re not afraid to say we’re all broken, and we’re not afraid to say we need help, but actually to say that we want to take a step to overcome and use it as a weapon for good because as soon as we talk about it he loses this veil of secrecy. “
She does not remember how many women have passed through the treatment center, but says they do not have a high turnover rate and many women are now working with them at the center.
Engbrecht says they now have three connected sober support houses and are opening a fourth near Okotoks this week.
The Salvage Soul Sisters Society has a store in High River to support women’s groups in need of healing and Narrow Road Home has been chosen to receive the proceeds.
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