Addiction Resource Guide

Simon House Recovery Centre

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Program is an intense 7 week group process, where you can learn how to use the guidelines of Alcoholics Anonymous in your daily life, in a safe environment on a long term basis."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Simon House is an alcohol and drug addiction recovery home where men using the guidelines of Alcoholics Anonymous can examine and rebuild their lives."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Limited dual diagnosis is accepted provided cognitive impairment is minimum."

Family Program:

"Family involvement is encouraged and supported by having a regular monthly meeting with Al-Anon at the facility."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps are fully merged with solution-focused change methods so a client can develop his own personal recovery plan."

Position on Confrontation:

"Empathetic confrontation is used to have a client realize that his denial of his addiction is blocking him from adopting new goals and objectives for sobriety and a new life."

Additional Characteristics:

"Day program is optional; strong alumni involvement in fund development and client support; low cost housing provided to long term clients with at least one year sobriety, known as Phase 3 or Fellowship Houses."


  • Number of Beds: 85
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits 123
    Average Length of Stay 12 months
    Percent of Women 0%
    Percent under 25 15%
    Percent with College Education 4%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 95%
    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: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Men

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Prescription Drugs Addiction
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addictions


    Self-pay Cost: $15 CAD per day
    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 Human Resources & Employment
    Type of License: Adult Social Care Facility
    Accredited by: Alberta Human Resources & Employment

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (403) 247-2050
    General Information: (403) 247-2050
    Address: 5819 Bowness Rd. NW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3B0C5