Hockey Helps Recovering Addicts Stay on Clean Path


GLOBAL NEWS HOUR AT 6
January 18, 2018

Former WHL hockey player Steve Bull, who has struggled with addiction all of his life, is now helping those in need by sharing his story with recovering addicts and also players in the BCHL, Global TV’s Barry Deley has the story.

Steve Bull speaks with Global TV

TWC Staff member, Steve Bull is spear-heading an amazing initiative that has him travelling across BC to visit with junior hockey teams. Telling his story of addiction and athletics has a great impact on the young men he confides in.

“There is a lot of pressure to perform. Much of their lives have been focused on their hockey careers, their families have made great sacrifices, and now they are far from home.” says Steve, “…this is when everything fell apart for me.”

Pressure and anxiety is what lead Steve down his path. Courage, acceptance, and hard work is what brought him back. If you would like to hear more about Steve’s Story or have him visit your school or team, he can be contacted at sbull@twcrecoverylife.org


Together We Can Addiction Recover and Education Society is proud to announce its new partnership with the British Columbia Hockey League.  Our combined mission is to offer players, fans, and families access to greater resources, awareness and addiction recovery services.

“The partnerships we’ve joined are for the best interests and well-being of players. But we also want everyone in our league, including fans and all residents of each BCHL community, to know these services are available to the public should they feel the need to ask.” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale.

“Together We Can Addiction Recovery and Education Centre is very excited to partner with the BCHL to help bring awareness and support to men and families who may struggle with addictions,” said TWC communications manager Christopher Steffler.

“While many athletes may experience addiction in their lives, we also know that sports play an important role in the healing process. Participation brings people together to work towards a common goal and encourages physical fitness, both of which are integral to leading a healthy lifestyle and building a life in sobriety.”

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