Addiction Resource Guide

Westminster House

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"A supportive recovery home for adult women recovering from chemical dependency with a 3 month commitment."

Treatment Philosophy:

"That women can recover, recovery is a life long process. Clients benefit from a supportive home-like therapeutic milieu and clients benefit from competent staff who are knowledgeable about addiction."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Dual diagnosis is treated as a primary as addiction. Medical model is incorporated into disease model of addiction."

Family Program:

"Women are supported to connect with their families if they so choose, as well they are supported with their parenting."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"The 12 Step program offers the best post-treatment recovery."

Position on Confrontation:

"Approaches used are motivational interviewing, narrative, behavior modification and developmental stages theory, confrontation is not supported."

Additional Characteristics:

"Our program is holistic in that when women enter the program they're given a teddy bear; education groups and creative process groups are weekly as well as an emphasis on nutrition, health and fitness."


    Number of Beds: 9
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits 35
    Average Length of Stay 53 days
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under 25 31%
    Percent with College Education 9%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 89%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification31%

  • Admissions Procedures:

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


Facility has special track for:
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Cocaine Addictin
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Methadone
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain Management
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Relapse
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)


    Self-pay Cost: Data Not Supplied
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Fraser Health Authority
    Type of License: Community Care License
    Accredited by: None

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (604) 524-5633
    General Information: (604) 524-5633
    Address: 228 7th Street
    New Westminster, British Columbia V3M3K3