Addiction Resource Guide

Charlford House Society for Women

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Daily process group, individual counseling, AA/NA meeting attendance."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Trantheoretical approach with motivational interviewing techniques within the context of the 12 Step philosophy."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"We understand that a high percentage of clients will have another diagnosis and find MI is an excellent approach for this population. Logistically we cannot house highly episodic individuals."

Family Program:

"Charlford House provides case management and linking services with Ministry of Children & Families to work closely with social workers re: family issues. Families are invited to visit on weekends."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Completely based within the 12 Step philosophy."

Position on Confrontation:

"Gentle confrontation with respect & dignity noting discrepencies in behavior and creating ambivalence to promote self-change."

Additional Characteristics:

"Children are welcome for Sat. night sleepovers to develop relationships with children and to learn parenting skills experientially."


    Number of Beds: 14
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits 60
    Average Length of Stay 4-5 months
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under 25 50%
    Percent with College Education 25%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 80%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification40%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Women

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Family
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Grief & Loss
  • Methadone
  • Native American
  • Pregnant Women


    Self-pay Cost: $280 (CA) per week
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Province of British Columbia
    Type of License: Supportive Care
    Accredited by: CARF in process

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (604) 420-4626
    General Information: (604) 420-6601
    Address: 6845 Kitchener St. Burnaby
    British Columbia, CA V5B2J8