Jason Walmsley

Winnipeg-born Jason Walmsley, 32, has spent more than 18 years learning first-hand the desperation associated with the addicted life. He believes finding a solution to addiction must begin with addressing the root causes and offering long-term residential treatment, at little or no cost.

Latest from Jason Walmsley

First Person

Winnipeg advocate Anne Oake 'saved me, taught me, loved me,' says recovered addict

Anne Oake, who died on Sept. 6, was "an advocate for addiction treatment and a voice for those who cannot find theirs" says Jason Walmsley. "I am now here today, 37 months sober, in part because of her."
Point of View

'Family has become the cornerstone': Finding family, finding happiness in life after addiction

Jason Walmsley, a recovering addict who has been keeping a diary of his recovery for CBC, says he celebrates personal milestones. "Throughout my journey of recovery, now 18 months sober, family has become the cornerstone from which sobriety remains possible for me," he says.
Point of View

Recovering addict searches for happiness in sobriety

A recovering addict writes about his efforts to resist relapse, while searching for happiness in sobriety.
Point of View

'More needs to be done': A recovering addict calls for action to stem drugs' deadly toll

walmsley pov
Point of View

Life after jail and off meth is a slow journey to optimism, says recovering addict

Out of jail and in a residential treatment program, Jason Walmsley journals his latest challenges — and successes — on his journey to recovery.
Point of View

'This month I felt fear': A recovering addict journals his 'rough transition' from jail

After completing a nine-month sentence for crimes he committed to fuel his drug addiction and participating in a long-term addictions recovery program, Jason Walmsley was released from Headingley Correctional Centre in May. He's keeping a journal of his path to addiction recovery.
Point of View

'I cannot fail': A former inmate and recovering addict on his hopes and fears as he leaves prison

After completing a nine-month sentence for crimes he committed to fuel his drug addiction and participating in a long-term addictions recovery program, Jason Walmsley was released from Headingley Correctional Centre in May.
Point of View

'We are salvageable': A Manitoba inmate's plea for meth addiction treatment

"You read of me often in the news and have likely been affected by the selfish and destructive choices I've made," says Headingley Correctional Centre inmate Jason Walmsley. "I am the crisis our city talks about.… But I never wanted to be this person."
Point of View

'We are salvageable': A Manitoba inmate's plea for meth addiction treatment

"You read of me often in the news and have likely been affected by the selfish and destructive choices I've made," says Headingley Correctional Centre inmate Jason Walmsley. "I am the crisis our city talks about.… But I never wanted to be this person."

now