The story of the white and black wolf is something I learned while in recovery for substance use disorder at the Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre in Fort Steel, British Columbia. It became the perfect metaphor for my recovery as I learned that, rather than fighting the opposing forces in my life, to listen to the deeper voices that would guide me to do what was right. This is where my inspiration, passion and commitment to become a Certified Recovery Coach began. I’m guided by the belief that I can’t give away what I don’t have so I’ve worked very hard on my own recovery and gaining the associated certifications to help others do the same. This is my way of being accountable to myself, the people I help, and those who have supported me on my recovery journey.
Safe supportive recovery services
An Alano club is an independent organization distinct from any 12-step group. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, we serve as a landlord for over fifty individual meetings. We also maintain the club, plan special events and coordinate community outreach programs. We are located at 205 Main Street South Kenora.
Our current weekly Schedule is:
- Tuesday: Red Road to Recovery: 7:00 – 8:00pm
- Wednesday: Gabor Mate Family Night: 6:00 – 7:30pm
- Thursday: Exploring Plant Medicine for Recovery: 6:30 – 7:30pm
- Friday: Narcotics Anonymous Meeting: 6:30 – 7:30pm
We have an array of recovery based literature in stock that is for sale. We are also available Saturday and Sunday by appointment. If you would like to start up a meeting or a support group of any kind, we would be pleased to have you occupy our unique and inviting space for your meetings.
What is a Recovery Coach
White Wolf’s main focus is Recovery Coaching
We are not doctors, counsellors or sponsors. Recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for people with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, other drugs, codependency, or other addictive behaviors. We work with people who have active addictions, as well as those already in recovery. Recovery coaches are helpful for making decisions about what to do with one’s life and the part addiction or recovery plays in it.
How It Works
It starts with a conversation
We understand that, when you have a substance use disorder you have to do everything a little differently, and that’s what we work to build into every plan.
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Harm Reduction Coaching
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Family Recovery Coaching
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Feeding the White Wolf
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”