Calgary Dream Centre
4510 Macleod Trail SW Calgary AB T2G 0A4 (403) 243-5598

Men’s Addiction Recovery Program

We work with you, wherever you are in your recovery process.

It is never too late to start building a fulfilling, purpose-driven life. No matter where you’re at in your recovery, we will work with you to help make real and sustainable life changes. No matter what you have been through, we promise you won’t be met with judgement or condemnation. Our program is designed to help you become the man you want to be.

What to Expect

The process starts with an application. We offer walk-in interviews every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you prefer, you can apply using the form below instead. Once the process is complete, you’ll move into our Macleod Trail building, where you’ll live full-time for seven-weeks. Once you have completed your seven-week program, you are welcome to continue living at the Calgary Dream Centre under our Transitional Housing Program, giving you the opportunity to strengthen your recovery.

Through one-on-one therapy and group counselling using a variety of research-based therapy tools, we’ll start to discover what sort of roots addiction might have in your life. Each week, you’ll have classes that focus on different elements of developing a balanced life. These classes include:

  • Relapse Prevention Workshops
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Anger Management
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Training
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Career Development Classes
  • Equine Assisted Learning*

*Equine assisted learning is a unique experience with horses that encourages growth, confidence, and self discovery. Offered through our partners at Equine Connection, this program teaches mindfulness, helps participants release stress and tension, and creates a peaceful environment for reflection.

We’ll start by getting you settled, helping you move into our building, making sure you have everything you need, and showing you around. You’ll take a look at your schedule for the next seven-weeks, and meet your roommate. It won’t take long for you to start making connections and building friendships with other clients. We’ll introduce you to your addictions counsellor, your case manager, and your program director; all of whom will be there to guide you on your recovery journey.

By this point, you’ll have established a routine of healthy living with nutritious meals, healthy leisure time, and even going to the gym! You will be working with your case manager, addictions counsellor, program director, and mental health clinician to look at your addiction and trace it back to its roots. In addition to group counselling, you will participate in one-on-one research-based therapy and take part in programs that are specific to your addiction recovery

As you reach the end of the program, you’ll start getting ready for your graduation. By now, you’ll have built a number of strong and healthy friendships, which can continue to be a support system for you after you graduate. Together with your case manager, you will have put together a relapse prevention plan, and started making plans for the future, including things like whether you’ll move in with family or pursue community housing. You’ll continue to work with your addiction counsellor and case manager through your last week of the program.

What’s Included

Whether it’s counselling or a safe place to sleep, our Men’s Recovery program includes practically everything you need to devote your time and attention to recovery.


Through different types of research-based therapy, we can help you rediscover who you are outside of addiction. We’ll also help you come to terms with the impact your substance use may have had on others.


You’ll be provided with the essentials to properly care for your physical needs, including three square meals a day made using nutritious ingredients, living accommodations in the Macleod Trail building, and all the necessities of daily life like linens, toiletries, and even access to a gym. With all of your physical needs met, you’re in a better position to focus on recovery.


As a faith-based organization, we believe that every individual has intrinsic value and deserves to feel loved. That’s why we make a point of providing our clients with spiritual mentorship and counselling as well as access to a church community and programming.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Process Groups
  • Access to a case manager, addictions counsellor & registered provisional psychologist
  • Aftercare support
  • Equine Assisted Learning
  • 12 Step Programming
  • Bedding & Towels
  • Basic Toiletries
  • Gym pass
  • Weekly healthy leisure activities
  • Living quarters
  • Meals

Apply for Men’s Recovery

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