Living in Recovery: Addiction Program


Living in Recovery is the first major step in the process of life change for men struggling with addiction. This seven week intensive program helps individuals overcome their addictions and build the foundation for a strong, healthy life. Our program has successfully adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy integrated with the Twelve Steps from the Hazelden model.The program provides accommodation, meals, medical and psychological support, case management, spiritual care, and addictions counseling as well as onsite Twelve Step Meetings. This program is provided through the generous support of our partners and donors at no cost to the participant. Our holistic model of care enables more men to go home to their families, contribute to their communities, and experience lasting life change.

“The program here was the best 49 days of my life; living in recovery encouraged my faith, expanded my knowledge about addictions, and the staff gave me hope.”

— Gordon, Living in Recovery program graduate

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Youth in Recovery

Our Youth Program offers assistance to young men between the ages of 18-25. This program is provided at no cost to the participant thanks to the Calgary Foundation and our generous donors. The Youth Program includes Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, relapse prevention, addiction counseling, case management, process groups, and living in balance training. The program is specifically tailored to the individual’s strengths and needs through the work of our specialized team. This program also has opportunities for fun outdoor activities that help establish healthy outlets and leisure for the youth. Within the program the participants also have the opportunity to form long-lasting healthy relationships and experience peer-to-peer support which provides encouragement as they grow and overcome the hurdles of life and addiction.

“This program showed me that there is more to life than drugs or alcohol. I have never been in a place where I feel more connected and supported than I do here.”

— Isaac, Youth in Recovery graduate

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Women in Recovery

Through our partnership with Aventa, we provide a safe, affordable home to women who are struggling with addiction. We understand that women have different needs than those of men, and we seek to meet their needs through individual care and commitment.

The Women’s Home backs onto a beautiful park, encouraging therapeutic outdoor activities. One of the cornerstones of this program is our demonstration that being an active member in the community is integral to good health. While in our program, our guests take part in community initiatives such as rebuilding the park’s duck pond or assisting with gardening. Each woman receives complete, wrap-around services that include subsidized rent, utilities, food, education, counselling, recreation, fitness and many other offerings to help them rebuild strong, healthy lives.

To apply for this program please email kselders@calgarydreamcentre.com.

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