Recovered Addict

Posted on July 10, 2013 by Ashley Hellenberg

For me, addiction was an all consuming, all overwhelming force which manifested itself early in my life. Yes, there were mitigating circumstances which caused me to want to numb the pain, and yes, in some instances I was sincerely an innocent. But, to a larger extent, I was a youngster hell bent on exacting my […]


The long and the short of it!!

Posted on June 28, 2013 by super_free

The long and the short of it! My personal testimony much like many other recovering addicts. Without the full sordid details, my addiction started in my 40’s when I discovered a deceptive and devastating five year relief to my abusive matrimonial problems, in the seductive escape from reality in ALCOHOL. The last 6 month rehabilitation […]


Eternally grateful

Posted on May 15, 2013 by super_free

To whom it may concern, If I had not met Lise Jerome, Senior Addiction Specialist and Interventionist, during an Outpatient program I attended, I seriously doubt I would be alive today and for that, I will always be eternally grateful. She was able, through a series of intense techniques and sessions, to break my serious […]


Working with Lise

Posted on May 2, 2013 by Taine Newport

My name is Taine Newport; I am an addiction counsellor at Sharp Treatment Centre. I am currently studying my BSW (Bachelors in Social Work). I have worked in the field of addiction for 3 years now. In my experience, addiction is a coping mechanism and a survival skill. Many people in addiction use drugs to […]


Letter of recommendation

Posted on April 13, 2013 by super_free

Letter of Recommendation Re: Lise Jerome-Hotzkampf This is to certify that Lise and I have worked together in Sharp Rehab and in outpatient consultation since 2006, with recovery specifically, she is actively involved as a senior councillor and is the contact person in most referrals to the Sharp Rehab. Her first line approach to receive, […]