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Road to recovery: Norman's story

March 26, 2019

Norman Saunders had a traumatic childhood, and what began as a coping mechanism, spiraled deeper: addiction.

Saunder's rock bottom came when a friend overdosed in front of him.

“I had to change my old habits, my old patterns and behaviours,” he says. “And it's not just overnight it's going to happen.”

Saunders sought help from Streets Alive Mission, committing himself to sobriety after years of what he calls “horrible” alcohol abuse that had cost him a lot of loss.