Matt's Road - Matthew Finch

At Times

It’s been about a year since Matthew passed on. I seem to have reached a point with my grief where at times everything feels muted and grey. It’s as if, at times, my heart has gone silent, unable to feel pain or joy, just a deafening numbness. Smiling and laughing to avoid the pitiful assurance…

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Matthew Finch - A Guide To Supporting A Friend In Need

Supporting A Family Member With Alcohol Addiction

Practical Steps To Aid Recovery Recovery from alcohol addiction can be a challenging journey, not only for the individual struggling with alcoholism, but also for their family members. It is crucial to provide support and guidance to help a loved one overcome their addiction to alcohol. In this blog post, we will discuss practical steps that you can take to…

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Matthew Finch- Helping A Loved One Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Helping A Loved One Overcome Alcohol Addiction

The Power Of Communication And Understanding Obtaining assistance for a friend or family member dealing with alcohol addiction can be daunting, but it is crucial to remember that your support and understanding can make a profound difference in their recovery journey. Communication and understanding play a pivotal role in helping a loved one recognize the need for…

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Matthew Finch- A Step-by-Step Guide On How To Intervene And Offer Assistance To An Alcoholic

A Step-by-Step Guide On How To Intervene And Offer Assistance To An Alcoholic

Interceding in the life of an alcoholic can be a daunting task, but it is crucial to offer help and support in addressing their alcohol use disorder. In this step-by-step guide, we will provide essential tips on how to effectively intervene and offer assistance to an alcoholic. From recognizing the signs of alcoholism to creating a supportive environment, we…

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Matt's Road - Matthew Finch

Navigating The Complexities Of Addiction

A Guide To Supporting A Friend In Need Exacerbate addiction can be a daunting and complex challenge, especially when trying to support a friend in need. It’s important to approach the situation with empathy and understanding, while also arming yourself with the necessary knowledge and resources. In this guide, we will explore the complexities of addiction, provide tips…

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The Impact Of Alcohol Addiction On Family Dynamics

The Impact Of Alcohol Addiction On Family Dynamics

How To Rebuild And Restore Relationships Observe how alcohol addiction can profoundly affect family dynamics, causing turmoil, distrust, and emotional strain. The devastating impact can lead to broken relationships, financial instability, and mental health issues within the family unit. However, there is hope for rebuilding and restoring relationships with the right support and strategies. By understanding the role of the…

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Matt's Road - Matthew Finch

Embracing the Holiday Season with Compassion

Embracing the Holiday Season with Compassion Nurturing Wellness for Individuals Struggling with Addiction and Mental Health Issues The time of year when we come together with friends and family is supposed to be a time of joy and unity; however, it is not always so simple. For many people celebrating the holidays while struggling with…

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Remembrance Day

Canadian Veterans Help and Resources

If you’re a Canadian veteran or you know someone who is struggling, there are several resources and support networks available. Here are some of the key resources for Canadian veterans: Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service: You can reach the VAC Assistance Service at any time by calling 1-800-268-7708. For hearing impaired assistance, TDD/TYY is…

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Matt Finch Spiritual Well Being

William Gibson Quote

 “Addictions … started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn’t seen, were fun. But came, through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for you. Eventually, they were making your most crucial life-decisions. And they were… less intelligent than goldfish.”   – William Gibson For me this…

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Matthew Finch- Loss Of A So

GriefShare

GriefShare Birchwood is running a GriefShare support group on Thursdays starting September 14th at 7:15pm and ending at 9pm. The sessions will run every Thursday till December 7th, 2023. These sessions include a video, some group discussion, and materials to walk you through the journey. The group is led by Jarrod Chamberlin who has a pastoral and…

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