Addiction Resource Guide

Recovery Acres Society

Long Term Residential Program

The Program "In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Upon completion of our two week residential treatment program a client may enter our long term residential program."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Based upon the 12 Step model of recovery, our agency strives to maximize an individual's ability to recover from substance abuse through the provision of quality treatment programming."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"If dually diagnosed referred to appropriate facility."

Family Program:

"Family involvement is strongly encouraged but is done on informal basis."

Additional Characteristics:

"Day programming provided, very successful, strong alumni involvement, psych consults performed on all clients."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Treatment program centers around 12 Step model."

Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation is discouraged, however, challenging clients is acceptable."


  • Number of Beds: 31
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 255
    Average Length of Stay 3-4 months
    Percent of Women 0
    Percent under 25 10%
    Percent with College Education: 4%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 100%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 10%

  • Admissions Procedures:

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


Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Men
  • Relapse


    Self-pay Cost per Week: $120
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: N/A
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Alberta Social Care Facilities
    Type of License: Operate residential, social care facility
    Accredited by: Alberta Family & Social Services

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (403) 245-1196
    General Information: (403) 245-1196
    Address: 1835 27th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2T1H2