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How To Find Medical Addiction Treatment is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.

British Columbia Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs

Links to Other BC Addiction Services by Type


There are two types of residential services for adults with addiction issues:

I. Adult Primary Treatment in British Columbia

Primary treatment, sometimes referred to as residential or inpatient treatment, is necessary when substance use has progressed to dependence. Residential programs provide around-the-clock supervision, group therapy, individual therapy, education, meals, and accommodation.

Typically, publicly funded medical services (such as detoxification) and primary treatment are offered in separate facilities. Therefore, clients entering publicly funded primary treatment must be medically stable prior to admission 1.

Several private primary treatment centers in British Columbia provide detox as a means of facilitating admissions to their programs. However, these detox services are not stand-alone so clients must agree to stay (and pay) for primary treatment 2.

(1) Note: clients may be asked to sustain a period of abstinence (or "clean and sober" time) that, depending on the treatment centre, can vary from 3 to 10 days.
(2) Note: an exception to this is Crossroads Treatment Centre in Kelowna.

Wait Times for Adult Primary Treatment Beds

Unfortunately, demand for publicly-funded adult primary treatment beds often exceeds supply. Although wait times can often be counted in weeks, adults in need of treatment are encouraged to sign on to wait lists since a number of factors 1 can shorten the wait. For individuals or their families who are unwilling to wait for publicly funded services in BC, consider an Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) program 2. A second alternative is private treatment centers since these programs typically have shorter waiting lists compared to their publicly funded counterparts.

(1) Note: clients may be discharged early, waiting applicants may decide not to seek treatment while waiting, or end up finding another program.
(2) Note: see the AADAC website at

II. Adult Support Recovery Services in British Columbia

Support recovery, or sober living, is a less-intensive residential service that is typically a minimum of 60 days in duration but can last as long as two years.

Sober living is provided to clients who have completed residential treatment but require a greater level of support than what is available at home. The amount of time allocated to actual therapy, level of supervision, and qualifications of staff varies but is generally less than primary treatment.

In this directory, adult support recovery programs were reviewed based on the following criteria: religious content, gender (male-only, female-only, co-ed, or gender separate *), and company policy on methadone.

Some organizations that offer support recovery services have multiple houses where houses are assigned clients by stage:
Stage I (or Junior): clients at this stage are in early recovery and are not stabilized in their recovery. Typically, Stage I clients are not allowed to work or go to school and require an approved "buddy" who monitors their activities when they go off-site.

Stage II: clients are allowed to be more independent and may not require supervision for off-site activities such as part-time work or school.

Stage III (or Senior): clients at this final stage of support recovery are expected to be working or going to school full-time. By Stage III, clients have stable recovery, although clients may need continued support as they work on core personality and lifestyle programs.

It is important to note that many support recovery programs in British Columbia are not licensed by the provincial Ministry of Health. Without a license, support recovery programs may have insufficient hygiene and safety standards as well as staff qualifications. Therefore, it is recommended that individuals or their families considering support recovery call first to schedule an appointment to meet with staff and inspect the premises.

(*) Note: the term "gender separate" means that clients do not share programming, meals, accommodation or leisure time with the opposite sex.

Secular and Faith-Based Options for Support Recovery

Many support recovery programs in British Columbia incorporate religion * into programming. Typically, these programs have a Christian orientation and require mandatory participation in one or all of the following activities: group bible study, scheduled independent bible reading, or Sunday worship.

Please note that programming that discusses religion or spirituality in psycho-education group is not considered faith-based participation.

Finally, while some may argue that 12-step meeting attendance, Big Book study, or 12 step work is a form of religion, this directory does not consider 12-step programming as faith-based.

However, programs that have modified 12-step literature to incorporate a "Higher Power" that is exclusively God based on New Testament readings is also considered faith-based programming.

Clients that have issues with organized religion are recommended to call programs directly and ask for specific details on mandatory faith-based programming participation.

(*) Note: the term "religion" does not include "spirituality" which explores issues of life purpose and meaning as well as issues of existence beyond the self.

III. Income Assistance Eligibility for Publicly Funded Residential Services in British Columbia

Clients who are residents of alcohol and drug residential treatment facilities funded by the Ministry of Health (MoH) may be eligible for the standard user fee ($1,200 per month) and a comforts allowance ($95 per month). To receive assistance while in an alcohol and drug residential treatment facility, clients must be eligible for income assistance or disability assistance.

In addition, clients in the alcohol or drug treatment centre may be eligible to receive actual shelter costs for the client's usual place of residence up to the maximum shelter amount for the client's family unit  ($375 per month).

The following persons are not eligible for per diem assistance paid to service providers, but may receive assistance up to the appropriate level based on the size of the family unit:
.  clients who reside in facilities not funded by MoH
.  recipients of hardship assistance

Source: Ministry of Housing & Social Development

For more information please contact your local Mental Health & Addictions Services office (see the Government Outpatient section).

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READ THIS FIRST! A referral from a government-funded outpatient clinic or a physician is required prior to admission to a government-funded residential treatment facility. Therefore, please refer to the outpatient section of this website for a government outpatient clinic in your home community. Private residential treatment, however, does not typically require a referral prior to admission so contacting those programs directly is recommended.

Residential Services Listings by City


Abbotsford Adult Primary Treatment

Innercare Services International
5285 Willet Road, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 746-1164
Toll-free: 1(877) 826-1164
Note: founded by Brian Murphy, an experienced Psychotherapist and has been Director of many addiction clinics, with over 20 years of expertise in this area. Brian is also a former Monk and priest who has years of experience of a range of meditation techniques.

Kinghaven Treatment Centre
31250 King Road, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 864-0039
Toll-free: 1(877) 864-0039
Note: for adult men. Intake hours are 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Peardonville House
825 Peardonville Road, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 856-3966
Note: has 26 beds for women and 8 beds for pre-school children. Peardonville also intake hours are 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Their residential program is 10 weeks long and charges $40 per day per person ($80 for mother and child). Children must be over 3 months of age and younger than 6 years of age. Peardonville also offers a stabilization program that is 30,60, or 90 days for chronically-using women (see Mollie's Place).

Abbotsford Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Mollie's Place
Peardonville House
Phone: (604) 856-3966 local 120
Note: for adult women.

Raven's Moon Resources
3401 Shuswap Terrace
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4Z4
Phone: (604) 855-8322
Note: 1st, 2nd & 3rd stage supportive transitional housing using an empowerment model. We also have a house for women with children, with children in care or who are pregnant.

Rule 62 House
Phone: (604) 807-8834 or (604) 807-1284
Note:  expects clients to to be actively pursuing a better life by being involved in pursuing or attending things such as: Schooling, Career Training, Employment or Employment Counseling, Physical and mental well being as ordered by their doctor. Encourages sponsorship and fellowship with like minded persons.

Solace House (part of Barb's House)
Phone: (604) 308-3337
Note: Gender separate programs for men and women. For women, there is Solace House in Abbotsford (10 beds).  For men, Lilac I has 10 beds while Lilac II has 10 beds. In Mission, Barb's House also has McRae House for men.

Solace Society Transition House (part of Barb's House)
2022 Everett St.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7S1
Phone: (604) 864-4052
Note: Solace House is a second-stage transition house for women recovering from substance use, abuse, or addiction. We provide supportive but not restrictive housing. Each women is assessed and treated as individuals. Minumum 3 month comittment, and there is no restrictions on the length of stay.

Valley House
Phone: (604) 864-0039
Note: for adult men with concurrent mental health/addiction issues. Intake hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Abbotsford Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Joshua House
2860 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 556-7390
Cell: (778) 241-1499
Note: for adult men. Office hours are 7:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday. 

Life Recovery Association
Phone: (604) 855-4440
Note: a program for adult women. New clients must be clean and sober 72 hours prior to admission. Office hours are 9:30 to 3 pm daily.

Psalm 23 Transition Society
3427 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 870-5616
Cell: (604) 835-0855 (Marvin)
Note: gender separate programs for men and women. Has 2 houses for men (9 beds, 5 beds) and 1 house for women (9 beds). A commitment of 120 days is required but longer stays are also available. Office hours are 9 to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Steppingstone Recovery Housing
2248 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 870-0457
Note: a program for women. Referrals are made through the Langley Mental Health Centre or can be self-referred. Intakes are by phone 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday or in person any time of the day or week.

Teen Challenge
4131 Lakemount Road, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 864-4232
Toll-free: 1(866) 866-0701
Note: a program for women. Intake hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Teen Challenge also has men's support recovery located in Yarrow (see Yarrow). 

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Bowen Island Adult Primary Treatment

Orchard Recovery and Treatment Center
Bowen Island
Phone: (604) 947-0420
Toll-free: 1(866) 233-2299
Note: a private co-ed residential treatment center.

Bowen Island Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Orchard Recovery and Treatment Center
Bowen Island
Phone: (604) 947-0420
Toll-free: 1(866) 233-2299
Note: besides primary treatment, Orchard Recovery also has private support recovery homes. Fee for support recovery program is $3675 per month plus GST. Applicants must first complete 10-day primary treatment program at Orchard and a minimum of 28 days in primary treatment at any program, including Orchard.

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Burnaby Adult Primary Treatment - Secular

Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
Bldg. 28 - 3405 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H4
Phone: (604) 675-3950
Fax: (604) 675-3955
Note: This is a 100 bed facility that provides a 6-9month treatment program for adults 19+. Accepts CSC clients and stabilized methadone clients. Clients must be referred.

Burnaby Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Charlford House
PO Box 44077
Burnaby, BC V5B 4Y2
Phone: (604) 420-6601
Fax: (604) 420-4629
Note: A 12step program for women 19+. 15 beds. Self-referrals are accepted. Office hours are 9 to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Minimum stay is 90days. Address not published.


Campbell River Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Second Chance Recovery House
North Island Supportive Recovery Society
Campbell River
Phone: (250) 830-1103
Note: a program for men 18 and older. Has 10 beds, 4 of which are social detox beds * (men can be admitted for just detox). For aftercare, Second Chance offers a resource program to address issues such as employment, housing, etc. Weekly co-dependency and relapse prevention groups provided. Funded in part by the Ministry of Housing & Social Development, Regional District of Comox-Strathcona, United Way, and VIHA.
(*) Note: detox is no charge.


Chilliwack Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Chilliwack Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Teen Challenge BC

Phone: (604) 823-0133
Note: a program for men.


Cobble Hill Adult Primary Treatment

Cedars at Cobble Hill
3741 Holland Ave.
Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0
Toll-free: 1(866) 716-2006
Note: a private co-ed program.


Coquitlam Adult Primary Treatment

innerVisions Recovery Society
Miller House
837 Miller Avenue
Coquitlam, BC
Phone: (604)468-2032
Toll-free: 1(877) 939-1420
Note: This is a fee for service program for men 19+. Program is 60days in length. There are some MOH beds for those who qualify.

Coquitlam Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Talitha Koum Society
Talitha Koum House & Gianna House
626 Elmwood Street
Coquitlam, BC V3J 3W8
Phone: (604) 492-3393 (TKH)
Phone: (604) 322-1527 (GH)
Note: This is a 12 bed program for women 19+. Accepts CSC clients. Minimum stay is 6months. Clients must be sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer. Has a secondary house that accepts with women with children under the age of 10 (Gianna house). Fees apply, call for more information.

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Courtenay Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women
4374 Marsden Road, Courtenay
Phone: (250) 897-0360
Note: a faith based non licensed, registered supportive recovery program. Offering safe, clean living with supportive recovery services. The program is for 3 months, some clients stay longer up to 6 months. Offers a wide range of Christian based and regular 12 step programs. Professional Counselling services, women's gym, Early Recovery Program through Mental Health and Addictions, etc.

Courtenay Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Comox Valley Recovery Centre
641 Menzies Avenue,
Phone: (250) 338-7144
Note: a program for men. Per diem is $80. Has 28 or 42 day programs. 20 beds.

Double Waters Society
Comox Valley, BC
Phone: (250) 941-1742
Fax: 1(888) 959-8891
E-Mail: or use the form on the "Contact Us" page.
Note: This is an 8 bed not-for-profit supportive housing program for women 18+. 90 -180 days. Clients must have completed a primary treatment program. Clients must be sober. Clients can self-refer. Contact the above telephone or email for the physical address.


Cranbrook - Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Free as an Eagle: Christian Based Treatment Center
Men's Campus
3331 21 Street
North Cranbrook, BC
Phone: (250) 426-9730
Note: 90 day structured residential treatment program for all addictions.


Delta Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Redemption Ministry for Men
Phone: (604) 715-9155
Note: a program for men. Has a 12-bed, Stage I home and a 8-bed Stage II home. Program combines Christianity with the 12 Steps of AA. Minimum stay is 90 days with a maximum of one year or longer. 


Duncan Adult Primary Treatment

Seven Sisters Supportive Recovery
Phone: (778) 422-0456
Note: Women only

Duncan Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Seven Sisters Supportive Recovery Society 5795 Church Rd.
Duncan, BC V9L 5M3
Phone: (778) 422-0456
Note: offers a safe, nurturing home environment for women. Follows a therapeutic community model. Private pay.

Duncan Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

BC Teen Challenge
Duncan, BC
Toll-Free: 1(888) 575-3930
Note: a program for men ages 19 and older. Located in Lake Cowichan on 36 acres of wooded mountainside, our newest centre accommodates up to 30 students.

Hope Farm Healing Centre
Phone: (250) 748-4479
Note: a program for men. 6 beds at a 36-acre working farm. 12 Steps are worked from a Christian perspective. Minimum stay is one year.


For residential services for Fort Langley refer to the Langley section below.


Fort St. John Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Wagner Hills Farm Society
Fort St. John

Phone: (250) 785-1008.
Note: a program for men. Facility is strictly non-smoking.


Fort Steele Adult Primary Treatment

Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre
Toll-free: 1(888) 996-6306
Note: a private adult co-ed program. 


Kamloops Adult Primary Treatment

Sage Health Centre
(formerly Kiwanis House)
101 Columbia Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 374-6551
Note: a 23-bed residential program with stays between 28-84 days with group and individual therapy using recognized treatment modalities which are long-term abstinence focused. Message can be left 24 hours a day and you will contact you as soon as possible. A co-ed program.

Kamloops Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Outreach Centre
New Life Mission
Phone: (250) 434-9898 (for information)
Phone: (250) 851-7450 (intakes at Kamloops MH&A)
Note: a program for men. Program details are similar to House of Ruth for Women (see above).

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Kelowna Adult Primary Treatment

Bridgeway – Intensive Residential treatment
760 Hwy 33 W.
Kelowna, BC V1X 6A9
Phone: (250) 763-0456 ext. 402
Fax: (250) 868-7791
Note: For adults for 19+. Clients need to be sober and stable prior to admission. There are 20 beds for 6 week gender specific treatment program. Methadone clients are accepted.

Valiant Recovery
116-7841 hwy 97 N
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 878-5876
Toll-free: 1(877) 618-6464
Note: a private luxury addiction treatment program offering offer customized treatment options to clients based on their individual needs.

Kelowna Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Madsen House
Phone: (250) 765-9179
Note: a program for men. Has 8 beds in one house where each client has their own room. Four 12 step meetings are required for working clients and 6 per week for non-working clients.

Ozanam House
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of Central Okanagan
Phone: (250) 762-4673
Note: a men-only facility with 19 beds. Ozanam House does not provide faith-based, 12 step, or psycho/social programming but subscribes to all three forms of recovery. Programming is client-directed and residents avail themselves or all of the 3 common recovery models. Entrance criteria: 3 months substance free, completed treatment within past 2 years, minimum 29 years old, must be homeless. May stay up to 2 years if required. Provincially-licensed. Clients on methadone must be stabilized.

Stepping Free
2120 Ethel St., Kelowna
Phone: (250) 808-1311
Note: a program for men. 6 beds. Program is situated in one half of a duplex. Program is generally up to one year in length.

Kelowna Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Freedoms Door
Phone: (250) 717-0435
Note: a program for men. Freedoms Door has four houses. Length of stay is 90 days but longer stays are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Harmony House for Women
Kelowna Gospel Mission

Phone: (250) 763-6544
Note: a program for women. 7 beds. Must be clean and sober at least 2 weeks before admission.

Now Canada Society
Phone: (250) 763-3876


Langley Adult Primary Treatment

LDR Holistic Treatment Inc.
(formerly Life Development Resources)
5724 Glover Road, Langley
Phone: (604) 530-9508
Toll-free: 1(866) 649-3969
Note: offers a 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 day format with a program designed to be comprehensive in its approach. Goals are multi-purpose in addressing not only the symptoms of the addiction, causes and effects but developing healthy coping strategies making it possible to live free from mood altering substances.

Langley Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Campbell Valley House of Hope
Wagner Hills Farm Society
4th Ave. & 216th Street, South Langley
Phone: (604) 530-6228
Note: a program for women. Has two house (Stage I - 8 beds, Stage II - 6 beds). Smoking is not allowed for clients attending Wagner Hills. Program does not follow 12 steps of AA. Campbell Valley House of Hope is a farm but not a working farm. No smoking is permitted in program whatsoever.

Wagner Hills Farm
8061 264th Street, Langley
Phone: (604) 856-9432
Note: a program for men. Self-referrals are accepted. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Minimum stay is 1 year. Licensed for 50 beds.

Langley Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Awakenings Recovery Homes Inc.
Phone: (604) 376-3457
Note: a 12-bed home for women.

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Maple Ridge Adult Primary Treatment

Hannah House
11982 Laity Street, Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 466-4215
Toll-free: 1(866) 466-4215
Note: A Holistic 12step program for women 19+. Intake hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm seven days a week. Women on methadone are accepted. Clients must be sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer. This is a fee-for-service program; however, there are some MOH beds for those who qualify.

Maple Ridge Treatment Centre
22269 Callaghan Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2E2
Phone: (604) 467-3471
Toll-free: 1(877) 678-6782
Fax: (604) 467-8833
Note: This is a 60 bed 35day program for men 19+. Extensions will be provided for clients who need longer treatment. A referral is required. Intake hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Accepts stabilized methadone and CSC clients. Clients must be 7 days sober prior to admission.

Women Into Healing
Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 477-1152
Toll-Free: 1(855) 214-7543
Fax: (604) 477-1145
Note: Please call for address. A private-pay residential program for women 19+ based on the 12 Steps of AA. Clients need to be sober prior to admission.


Mission Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Barb's House
Phone: (604) 308-3337
Note: for men, Barb's House has a 10 bed house in Mission. See Barb's House in Abbotsford Adult Support Recovery - Secular for more information.

Mission Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Lydia Home
Union Gospel Mission
Phone: (604) 826-4868
Note: a Christian-based program for women 18 and older. Length of stay is 90 days. 9 beds. Clients are not allowed to work since they are in class 8 to 3 pm every day. Pregnant women in first 2 trimesters accepted.


2121 Boxwood Road
Phone: (250) 751-0111
Toll-free: 1(800) 683-0111
Note: a private co-ed program.

Nanaimo Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community
2368 Rosstown Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 3R7
Phone: (250) 758-5611
Note: a four month residential substance abuse treatment program where clients have the opportunity to make changes in their lives. We are a 20 Bed facility. All of our rooms are Double occupancy. There are four phases to the program that assist in developing skills for Recovery Management, Re-entry planning and linkages to Recovering Communities. The aim of treatment involves a change in lifestyle and personal identity. The primary approach to treatment is the community as a healer versus individual focus. tment activities emphasize learning, doing therapy rather than getting therapy. Our goal is to provide a safe and healing environment that will prepare clients to successfully live in their communities.

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New Westminster Adult Primary Treatment

Westminster House
228 7th Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 3K3
Phone: (604) 524-5633
Toll-Free: 1(866) 524-5633
Fax: (604) 524-4634
Note: Women only program (19+), Private and Government funded services.

New Westminster Adult Support Recovery -

Lana House Society
407 Kelly Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 524-3969
Note: a program for men. Clients must have completed residential treatment within the past year and be familiar with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Clients must be willing to go to school or work. Clients on methadone not accepted. Self-referrals are accepted. Intake hours are 10 to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Last Door Recovery Society
323 8th Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 525-9771
Note: a program for men. Last Door is a long-term male-only residential rehab program that follows the Therapeutic Community model combined with a 12 Step philosophy. Office hours are 9 to 5 pm. A referral is required.

Westminster House
228 7th Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 524-5633
Toll-free: 1(866) 524-5633
Note: a program for women. 10 beds. Minimum stay is 90 days. An application form must be completed by health professional.


North Vancouver Adult Support Recovery -

Goodman House
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
North and West Vancouver Branch

North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 980-2259
Note: a program for men with concurrent mental health/addiction issues. 5 beds. Priority is given to North and West Van residents but clients from other communities accepted. Self-referrals are accepted. An intake will need to be completed. Operated through the North and West Vancouver Branches of CMHA. Minimum stay is 90 days. Office hours are 8 to 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Lookout Emergency Aid Society
705 West 2nd Street, North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 982-9126 (shelter)
Phone: (604) 982-9129 (sober living)
Note: for men 18 and older. Has transitional housing located in 19 facilities throughout Vancouver, North Vancouver, and New Westminster. Most programming is scheduled but provided by outside agencies. Programs follow a harm reduction where clients who relapse are not immediately discharged. Population is primarily homeless and the "hardest to house." Program length can be up to 2 years.


Penticton Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Penticton Recovery Resource Society
Discovery House
397 Wade Ave. W.
Penticton, BC V2A 1V2
Phone: (250) 490-3076
Fax: (250) 490-3078
Note: This is a 6 bed transitional living house for men 18+ who are recovering from addiction. They use the 12 steps or faith based approach to sobriety. Clients must be 3-30days sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer. The program is 90 days, with an option to extend if necessary.

Port Alberni Adult Support Recovery - Secular
Garnet House
Port Alberni Mental health & Addiction
Port Alberni
Phone: (250) 724-3554
Note: a co-ed program for adults. Garnet House is a 3-bed home for adults waiting for treatment or recently completing treatment and transitioning back into the community. Average stay is 60 days, by which time most clients are transitioned to more permanent housing or treatment. Garnet House is a program run by VIHA.


Port Coquitlam Adult Primary Treatment

Prairie House
Innervisions Recovery Society
1937 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 468-2032
Toll-free: 1(877) 939-1420
Note: a program for men. Self-referrals are accepted. Intake hours are any time before 10:30 pm seven days a week.

Port Coquitlam Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Glory House
Hope for Freedom Society
Port Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 464-0472
Note: a program for women. Has 16 beds in two homes. Minimum stay is 90 days. Clients can work or go to school after 3 months. Self-referrals are accepted.

Resurrection House
Hope for Freedom Society

Port Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 464-0475
Note: a program for men. Operates Christian-based early- and second-stage homes for men which has 50 beds in five homes. Offers courses in anger management, life skills, and co-dependency. Minimum stay is 90 days. Self referrals are accepted. Intake hours are 9 to 3 pm Monday to Friday.


Powell River Adult Primary Treatment

Seaside Wellness
4536 - A Willingdon Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2M8
Toll-Free: 1(855) 485-2430
Note: an all-female private residential program.

Sunshine Coast Health Center
2174 Fleury Road
Powell River, BC V8A 0H8
Phone: (604) 487-9010
Toll-free: 1(866) 487-9010
Note: a private program for men. Program includes medically-supervised detoxification, masters-level therapists, on-site recreation (including indoor lap pool), psychiatric assessment, refresher courses (aftercare), online support (aftercare), family program, and couples program. Program expanded from 26 to 30 beds and newly expanded facilities as of October, 2008. Program length is 30, 42, 60, and 90 days while returning alumni have more flexible lengths of stay.

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Prince George Adult Primary Treatment

Nechako Treatment Centre
1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2387
Phone: (250) 649-7200 (Adult Community Addictions)
Note: Nechako is currently closed (as of October 2008).

Prince George Adult Support Recovery -

Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community
34000 Blackwater Rd
Prince George, BC V2N 6H1
Phone: (250) 964-3136
Fax: (250) 964-3162
Note: This is a 1 year program for men 19+. Clients can be referred or self-refer. Clients must be sober prior to admission.

St. Patrick's House Society
1735 Yew Street
Prince George, BC V2L 2X3
Phone: (250) 564-5530
Note: for adult men only. 19 beds. Our program, Living in Balance - Moving from a Life of Addiction to a Life of Recovery incorporates a bio-psyho-social approach to strengthening neglected areas of an addict's life.Clients may stay up to 90 days.


Richmond Adult Support Recovery Secular

Turning Point Recovery
10411 Odlin Road, Richmond
Phone: (604) 303-6717
Note: a program for men. Clients may work during the last two to three weeks of three- to four-month stay.


Salmon Arm Adult Primary Treatment

Options Okanagan Treatment Center
243 Kault Hill Road
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3A3
Phone: (250) 864-6068
Phone/Text: (250) 253-2048
Toll-Free: 1(855) 335-0331
Email: support@OptionsOkanagan
Note: 10 bed Co-ed program. This is a holistic 12 step treatment program with a strong focus on mental health and well-being. Equine therapy is offered at this facility. Program lengths are 30, 45, and 60 days. Clients need to be sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer.

Foothills Centre for Change
Salmon Arm, BC
Phone: (250) 804-6549
Toll-Free: 1(844) 366-8445
Note: This is a holistic 12 step, fee for service co-ed treatment program. Programs are 30, 45, and 60 days. Clients need to be sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer.


Squamish Adult Primary Treatment

Paradise Valley Wellness Centre
PO Box 1802
Phone: (604) 892-3000
Toll-Free: 1(888)802-3001
Note: a fee-for-service, inpatient coed adult facility specializing in the treatment of addiction and trauma. The centre promotes balance and integration of mind, body, and spirit. The clinical program involves a collaborative bio-psychosocial and spiritual assessment. The Centre uses innovative evidence-based techniques and well-known established therapies. Treatment plans are customized to meet clients' needs. 16 beds.

Squamish Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Sea to Sky Support Recovery House
Sea to Sky Community Services Society
PO Box 849
Squamish, BC V8B 0A7
Phone: (604) 892-5796
Toll-free: 1(877) 892-2022
Note: Funded by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. $40 per diem, up to a 90 day stay, co-ed adults.

Paradise Valley Wellness Centre
PO Box 1802
Phone: (604) 892-3000
Toll-Free: 1(888)802-3001
Note: a fee-for-service, inpatient coed adult facility specializing in the treatment of addiction and trauma. The centre promotes balance and integration of mind, body, and spirit. The clinical program involves a collaborative bio-psychosocial and spiritual assessment. The Centre uses innovative evidence-based techniques and well-known established therapies. Treatment plans are customized to meet clients' needs. 16 beds.


Surrey Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Atira Women's Resource Society
Maxxine Wright Second Stage Program
13733 92nd Ave.
Surrey, BC V3V 1H9
Phone: (604) 582-2121
Fax: (604) 581-3908
Note: This is a 24 unit program for women 19+. Women with children are given priority. Clients must be referred. Clients must complete a primary treatment program 3 months prior to admission. Fees apply.

Awakenings Recovery Center
Life House & Live Again House
Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 376-3457
Phone: (778) 384-2448
Website: Awakenings Recovery Center
Note: Has gender separate programs for men and women. Has a junior house (Stage I) with 16 beds, a Stage II with 10 beds, and a Stage III house with 12 beds. Minimum stay is 3 to 6 months. Fees apply. Call between 9 to 6 pm Monday to Friday for information.

A Better Place Transition Housing
Surrey, BC
PO Box 42582
Columbia Square
New Westminster, BC V3M 6L7
Phone: (778) 889-8555
Note: There are 20 beds for men 19+. Clients must attend 4 supportive recovery meetings per week. Clients must be sober prior to admission. Clients must be willing to seek education, employment, volunteering, or vocational training. For the address please call Don Reda - Director.

Ellendale Program & Columbia Place
Elizabeth Fry
11187 Ellendale Drive, Surrey
Phone: (604) 583-2502 (direct)
Phone: (604) 520-1166 (office)
Toll-Free: 1(888) 879-9593
Fax: (604) 520-1169
Note: A 10 bed program for women19+. Self-referrals are ok. Clients must be sober and stable prior to admission. Fees apply.

Finally Free Recovery Society
9141 140th St.
Surrey, BC V3V 5Y8
Phone: (604) 507-4244
Fax: (604) 953-1139
Website: Finally Free Recovery Society
Note: An 14 bed program for men. Self-referrals are acceptable. Methadone Clients are accepted. Intake hours are 9 to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Freedom for Life Recovery Home Society
14686 106 Ave
Surrey, BC V3R 5Y1
Phone: (604) 593-5433
Phone: (778) 855-3172
Note: This is a 90day min. stay for adults (men only, women only, co-ed and couples) 18+. It is a 12 step program. Clients must be sober prior to admission. Languages spoken are English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.

Freedom House Society
13765-13767 105 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 2A1
Phone: (604) 580-2783
Fax: (604) 580-2787
E-Mail: Use form on the "Contact FHRS" page
Note: A 20 bed program for men. Freedom House Society operates 7 sober living homes for men and has a minimum 90-day length of stay as well as second stage homes. Clients progress through these homes as they strengthen their recovery. Intake hours are 9 to 4 pm Monday to Friday. A referral is required.

It's Up to You Recovery House Society
#101 12991 - 100 Ave
Surrey, BC V3T 1G9
Phone: (604) 580-1912
Fax: (604) 580-1912
Note: A program for men 18+. Has 2 houses in Surrey on 100th Avenue for Stage I and Stage II clients. Clients in Stage II and III are referred to It's Up to You on 12th & Commercial in Vancouver (clients "graduate" from Surrey to Vancouver). Clients can stay up to 4 months. Self-referrals accepted. Intake hours are 9 to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

The Launching Pad
984 160th Street
Surrey, BC V4A 4W5
Phone: (604) 536-3022
Note: a program for men. 30 beds. Average stay is 8 months. Minimum stay is 90 days. Clients can start working after first few months of stay. Self-referrals are accepted.

Lilith Recovery Society
Athena House & Unity Manor
Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 919-9446
Phone: (604) 496-2205
Fax: (604) 496-2288
Website: Lilith Recovery Society
Note: This is 1st and 2nd stage recovery home for men, women, and couples. Clients must be sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer. Clients on methadone are accepted. Fees apply. Intake hours are 7am-10pm.

Path to Freedom
19030 #10 Highway - 56th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 8E5
Phone: (604) 576-6466
Fax: (604) 576-6488
Note: an all-male support recovery home for a 90 day length of stay. Services are also offered in Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. Self-referrals accepted. Office hours are 7 to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Phoenix Society
13686 94 A Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 1N1
Phone: (604) 583-7166 ext. 1
Fax: (604) 581-1808
Note: A 52bed program for adults 18+. Phoenix utilizes a modified Therapeutic Community model. The minimum stay is 90 days. Self-referrals are accepted. Clients must have completed a 90day primary recovery plan prior to admission.

The Realistic Success Recovery Society
Trilogy House
13516 80th Ave.
Surrey, BC V3W 3c1
Phone: (778) 885-4369 (intake)
Phone: (778) 565-5002
Fax: (778) 565-5002
Note: 4 sober living homes for 48 men 19+. Clients can self-refer.

Revolution Recovery Ltd.
Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 349-7200
Phone: (604) 220-7486 (admissions)
E-Mail: Use form on "contact us" page
Note: To find out the location please call. There are houses for both men and women 19+. Clients can self-refer. Clients must be sober prior to admission.

Step by Step Recovery Homes
Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 591-3153 (Step by Step)
Phone: (604) 589-8940 (Surrey House)
Note: has one co-ed home, one women's home, one men's home, and one senior co-ed home. Office hours are 8:30 to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Self-referrals accepted. Clients on methadone are accepted.

Victory Wellness Society
7702 120A St
Surrey, BC V3W 1J4
Phone: (604) 341-6911 (intake)
Phone: (604) 593-6660
Fax: (604) 591-3797
Website: Victory Wellness Society
Note: 12 bed 3-12month program for adults 18+. Clients must be sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer. Methadone clients accepted. Fees apply.

VisionQuest Recovery Society
Hope House, Reality 101, Satori House, & Harte House
Surrey, BC V4A 2J2
Phone: (604) 637-6356
Toll-Free: 1(855) 637-6356
Fax: 1(855) 873-2987
Note: Reality 101 & Satori House (10 men 18+m, 90-365days), Harte House (19 women 18+, 90-365days). Clients must be sober prior to admission. Clients can self-refer. Fees apply. Intake is m-f 9am-5pm.

Welcome Home Society Addiction Recovery Academy
6911 King George Highway
Surrey, BC V3W 5A1
Phone: (604) 592-2050
Toll-Free: 1(855) 592-3001
Fax: (604) 592-3004
Note: a program for men and women ages 19 to 34 years. 30 beds. Program length is a minimum one year but averages two years. There is no cost for this program. Self-referrals are accepted 7 days a week. CARF accredited

Surrey Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Luke 15 House
11861 99th Ave
Surrey, BC V3V 2M3
Phone: (604) 930-4884
Fax: (604) 930-4346
Note: A 4 month program for men 18+. 24 beds. CSC clients are accepted. Call anytime for an intake. Self-referral accepted. Clients must be a minimum of 7 days sober prior to admission.

Servants Anonymous Society (SAS)
#201 -7452 132 St.
Surrey, BC V3W 4M7
Phone: (604) 590-2304
Fax: (604) 590-2307
Note: a program for female youth and adults ages 15 to 29. SAS will consider women 30 or older on a case-by-case basis.

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For a listing of Vancouver adult residential services see the Vancouver Residential Services section in


Vernon Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Bill's Place - Abstinence Based
Vernon, BC V1T 3K9
Phone: (250) 540-6144
Note: This is an 18 bed staged living for men 18+. The Primary Care program is 10 weeks ($60 p/d), Extended Care is 8 weeks ($30 p/d). Graduates have the ability to enter Sober Living if units are available post treatment. Program Fees may be adjust for clients on income assistance. Clients can self-refer.

Howard House - Harm Reduction
Vernon, BC, V1T 6K7
Phone: (250) 542-4041 ext.225
Note: The residential harm reduction program has a capacity of 9 within the Howard House's 52 bed multistage residential program for adult men. The harm reduction program is 9 months long and fees are paid through the Ministry of Income Assistance and Social Innovation. Program graduates may be eligible to enter the open ended Transitional Housing program if units are available. Clients can self-refer.


For a listing of Victoria adult residential services see the Victoria Residential Services section in


White Rock Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Courage to Change
White Rock
Phone: (778) 878-0877
Note: has gender separate programs for men and women. The women's program is 10 beds. The men's program has 15 beds. Both programs have a minimum stay of 90 days and an average stay of 180 to 240 days.


Winfield Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

BC Teen Challenge
4550 Glenmore Road, Winfield
Phone: (250) 766-5015
Note: a residential men's rehab.

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There are fifteen residential youth programs located in British Columbia 1, including both primary treatment and support recovery. Almost all residential youth addiction programs are operated by contracted agencies since youth addiction treatment is not the primary mandate of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or Mental Health & Addiction Services through the Regional Health Authorities 2.

Many residential youth programs require a referral prior to admission. Typically, referrals are secured by addiction counsellors working out of Mental Health & Addiction Services offices. However, youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues may also be referred by MCFD. To locate an outpatient counsellor for the purposes of a referral see the Government Outpatient Services section. 

(1) Note: excluding Native-based youth residential services.
(2) Note: MCFD focuses primarily on mental health, Mental Health & Addictions focuses primarily on adults.

"Youth" Programs Are Not Always Just for Youth

It is important to note that many "youth" programs accept young adults. Of the fifteen identified residential youth programs, 2 accept clients up to 19 years of age while an additional 4 programs work with youth up to ages between 21 and 25 years of age.

Furthermore, youth can qualify for any adult residential addiction program if their 19th birthday occurs prior to discharge.

Wait Times for Residential Youth Beds

Unfortunately, demand for youth residential beds often exceeds supply. Although wait times can often be counted in weeks, youth in need of treatment are encouraged to sign on to wait lists since a number of factors 1 can shorten the wait. For families who are unwilling to wait for publicly funded youth services in BC, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) has three residential youth programs 2. For families that can afford private treatment, there are several fee-for-service residential youth programs in Canada (3 are listed below) and many more in the United States 3.   

(1) Note: clients may be discharged early or waiting applicants may decide not to seek treatment while waiting or end up finding another program.
(2) Note: AADAC Youth Residential Services in Lethbridge (403-388-7600), Calgary (403-297-4664), and Edmonton (780-422-7383). Their website is
(3) Note: For locating a private residential youth program in the United States or Canada contact Know How Education and Career Services (604-818-5669), a Vancouver-based consulting firm with expertise in helping parents find private youth treatment and education programs. Their website is

Two Types of Residential Treatment: Primary Treatment & Support Recovery

In the listings that follow, there are both primary treatment services and support recovery (sober living) services. Primary treatment typically follows detoxification and is designed for individuals in early recovery. Support recovery usually follows primary treatment and is designed to facilitate a gradual transition from primary treatment to a client's home community. Compared to support recovery, primary treatment involves a higher level of supervision, program intensity, but shorter duration. For more information on the various types of treatment refer to Brief Descriptions of Available Services in BC on page 4.

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Abbotsford Youth Residential Services

See also Abbotsford in the Native Residential Services section.

180 Degrees Detox and Stabilization
John Howard Society
#201 140A 10th Avenue
Campbell River, BC
Phone: (250) 286-0611
Note: provides young people ages 12-19 with a comfortable, home-based setting to transition from substance abuse to a healthier lifestyle. Clients of this community-based, non-medical program enter voluntarily and have the choice to leave. Youth who are requesting detox services can self-refer to the program.


Castlegar Youth Residential Services

Freedom House
Freedom Quest
349 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar (admin office)
Phone: (250) 304-2676
Toll-free: 1(877) 304-2676
Note: a residential program run by Freedom Quest called Freedom House which has 3 houses with 1 bed per house. These houses are located in the West Kootenays (addresses not disclosed). For detox, clients should be detoxed prior to admission. For family services, there is a family worker on staff. There is no fee for this program. Youth should be from West Kootenays to access program.

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Kamloops Youth Residential Services

Short Stay Youth Housing Program
Axis Family Resources
651 Victoria Street, Kamloops (admin office)
Phone: (250) 851-2947
Toll-free: 1(877) 392-1003
Note: provides 2 (two) safe house beds in Kamloops and 2 (two) safe house beds in Williams Lake. This program serves youth living in the Thompson Cariboo Health Region who require residential support while receiving outpatient addiction treatment services. Clients may also be experiencing co-occurring issues such as mental health, behavioural issues, or involvement with either youth probation or the MCFD. Clients accessing this service may or may not be participating in the 1st Step mobile program (an Axis Family Resources outpatient program).  Clients will be working with an outpatient counsellor, either through Mental Health and Addictions Services, Aboriginal Health or the MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health program. A referral is required from either Mental Health and Addiction Services or MCFD.


Kelowna Youth Residential Services

Bear`s Paw Retreat
210 - 347 Leon Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8C7
Phone: (250) 769-8599
Toll-Free: 1(888) 769-8599
Note: a behaviour therapy program for troubled youth ages 15-18 and their families based on Attachment Theory.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Venture Academy
101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna (admin office)
Phone: (250) 712-0409
Toll-free: 1(866) 762-2211
Note: a private program that provides residential care, counselling, and support services. Youth reside in professionally staffed and supported home-stay residences (similar to a foster home) while participating in treatment. The program typically serves youth with a history of substance abuse and related issues such as: family difficulties, school suspensions, negative peer relationships, problems with the legal system, clinically diagnosed disorders and other significant behavioural challenges. A per diem fee of $270 will apply.


Keremeos Youth Support Recovery (Sober Living)

The Crossing
Keremeos Residential Centre
3865 Hwy 3 Ss 1
Keremeos BC V0X 1N1
Phone: (250) 499-4165
Note: based on the therapeutic community approach, positive psychology, and individual case management. Has a 58-acre property, which provides treatment for up to 42 youth, aged 14-18. Clients live on site for between six months to a year, depending on their needs. At Portage, residents can complete their high school education and receive vocational counselling. This is a funded program for youth.


Langley Youth Primary Treatment

Channel of Peace Recovery
Langley, BC V3A 4N7
Phone: (778) 870-2348
Note: Female youth residential treatment program 13-19. Address will be given to clients upon admission


New Westminster Youth Support Recovery (Sober Living)

Last Door Youth Program
109 Ash Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 520-3587
Note: treatment is based on the "Therapeutic Community Model" in conjunction with 12 Step philosophies. Clients are assisted to attend school, form relationships with community support groups and establish links with appropriate community agencies. Program length varies according to individual client willingness, motivation, and gains towards established goals. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5 pm. A referral is required.


Prince George Youth Primary Treatment

Nechako Youth Treatment Program
1308 Alward Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2881
Note: a primary treatment program for youth who live in the Northern Health catchment region. There is one medical detox bed. Self-referrals are accepted but a referral from Mental Health & Addictions or MCFD is preferred. Services at Nechako Youth are provided by youth counsellors, nurses and a unit physician. A psychiatrist and psychologist is available as needed.


Surrey Youth Primary Treatment

Cardinal Recovery
Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 558-1211
Toll-Free: 1(877) 845-7306
Note: an 8-bed private-pay facility for girls ages 13 to 18 years of age. Cardinal Recovery has a 90 day base program with extentions. Cardinal uses a combination of individual and group counselling, group exercises, 12-step philosophy, and experiential learning.

Daughters & Sisters Program
PLEA Community Services of BC
100-8431 160th Street, Surrey
Phone: (604) 543-7892 or (604) 708-2606
Note: for female youth. Seven (7) beds are available for probation-referred clients (throughout BC) and one fee-for service bed available (for youth from within Canada or international). For psychiatric services, since Daughters & Sisters is closely connected with MCFD and has a working relationship with Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services. For families, counselling is provided as an optional component. For recreation, clients can access Surrey Recreation, Culture and Leisure and are able to participate in a fitness program as part of programming that fulfills high school Physical Education requirements.

Referrals to the program are accepted from probation officers within the province of British Columbia with limited space available for client specific placements.

Clients stay with families trained in supporting teens with addictions. Families are also trained in detox, stabilization, and supported recovery. Referrals are accepted from criminal justice or VCHA addiction counselors. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

PLEA Community Services of BC
1690 96th Avenue, Surrey
Phone: (604) 585-9195 ext. 106. or (604) 708-2606
Note: for male youth. Referrals to the program are accepted from probation officers within the province of British Columbia with limited space available for client specific placements. Program includes individual and group therapy as well as parent-teen mediation. Clients stay with families trained in supporting teens with addictions. Families are also trained in detox, stabilization, and supported recovery. Referrals are accepted from criminal justice or VCHA addiction counsellors.
For more information refer to Daughters & Sisters above.

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Terrace Youth Primary Treatment

Atlas Youth Treatment
Northwest Addiction Services
#200 - 3219 Eby St., Terrace
Phone: (250) 638-8117
Note: Note: As of December 31, 2009, Atlas has ceased operations. However, the outpatient program offered by Northwest Addiction Services is still in operation.


For a listing of Vancouver youth residential services see the Vancouver Residential Services section in


For a listing of Victoria youth residential services see the Victoria Residential Services section in


Williams Lake Youth Primary Treatment

For youth residential services in Williams Lake see Axis Family Resources in Kamloops. Axis operates a 2-bed house in Williams Lake.

Also see Willliams Lake in the Native Residential Services section.

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There are 14 native residential programs (both primary treatment and support recovery) located in British Columbia. These programs typically follow a holistic wellness model 1 although some programs also have a 12-step component as well.  Furthermore, Native primary treatment often utilizes a gender separate 2 closed group format where all clients start and finish the program together.

Admission pre-requisites are often higher for Native-based residential programs than their mainstream counterparts. For example, prior to admission, native programs often require that clients sustain abstinence (usually 2 weeks clean and sober) and regularly attend outpatient counselling (typically 6 sessions).

Funding for the Native residential programs that follows is provided primarily through National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (NNADAP) although certain programs are co-funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or the Ministry of Health through Regional Health Authorities.

Non-Native British Columbians are accepted at most programs, however, programs are geared for a Native population, often with population-specific issues (i.e. residential school abuse). In addition, non-Native British Columbians may need to pay a fee for access to services. Non-Native applicants in need of funding are recommended to contact his/her employer's Employee Assistance Program for financial assistance or the appropriate government agency to determine eligibility for income assistance.

For key information on Native residential services refer to the table above. Noteworthy information and the program's website are provided in the individual listing section.

(1) Note: as part of the wellness model, physical fitness is encouraged, thus, the description section of individual listings describes fitness provisions.

(2) Note: gender separate means that the program accepts both sexes but with no shared programming, recreation, meals, or accommodation.

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Abbotsford Native Residential Services

Spirit Bear Center
Phone: (604) 864-0553
Note: For counselling, there is a counsellor 5 days per week in the evenings. During day, kids are schooled on site by Abbotsford teacher (School District #34). In evenings, clients attend 12 Step for Teens meetings. For detox, there are weekly visits by a nurse and doctor. For families, social worker facilitates family reintegration services after 6 months. For fitness, clients attend a recreation centre 4 days per week. Accepts non-Native but not given priority. Referrals are typically from Ministry of Children & Family Development or Xyolhemeylh. Applicants must have a Voluntary Care Agreement or be in care.


Alert Bay Native Residential Services

Namgis Treatment Centre
Alert Bay
Phone: (250) 974-5522
Note: for psychiatric services, has access to psychiatrist through Namgis Health Centre. For fitness, gym is available next door. Fee for non-status Natives is $1,680.


Armstrong Native Residential Services

Round Lake Treatment Centre
Phone: (250) 546-3077
Note: open to aboriginals and non-natives alike. For length of stay, programs are 32 to 41 days and are offered on a closed group basis. A referral is required. Located on the Okanagan Indian Reserve near Vernon. Program focus is holistic healing and First Nations' culture. Funded by First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (federal) and Interior Health Authority (provincial). Prior to admission, clients must be clean for minimum 14 days, complete a medical exam, and have at least six previous sessions with a counsellor. No sexual offenders accepted.


Creston Native Residential Services

Three Voices of Healing Society
(formerly Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Health & Wellness Society) 
Phone: (250) 428-5516
Note: program approach is based on a personal development program: dealing with the disease concept. Programs offers closed groups so clients must book 3 weeks prior to intake date. Clients will require an updated KKWC Referral Application (12 pgs.) with a Medical Examination (expires after 6 mos.) and Negative T.B. Test results (expires after 1 yr.) to be considered for Admission. Prior to admission, clients must be 2 weeks cliean & sober. For psychiatric services, Psychiatrist visits 1 week out of every 6 weeks of program. For fitness, clients go to gym 3 times per week for one hour sessions to off-site facility.


Dawson Creek Native Residential Services

North Wind Healing Centre
5524 Graham Road, Farmington
Phone: (250) 843-6977
Toll-free: 1(888) 698-4333
Note: a program funded by Northern Health Authority and NNADAP. For methadone therapy, clients must be down to a max. of 35 mgs. Pharmacists available once a week with daily dosing monitored on-site by staff.


Kitimat Native Residential Services

Gya'Wa'Tlaab Healing Centre
322 Haisla, Kitamaat Village
Phone: (250) 639-9817
Note: offers closed group, gender-specific 7- or 8-week residential treatment programs for adults. Intake packages must be received and approved four (4) weeks prior to intake dates. Prior to admission, clients must attend 6 counselling sessions. For fitness, clients go to gym daily and work with fitness trainer for one hour.


Kitwanga Native Residential Services

Wilp Si'Satxw House of Purification
Kitwanga Road, Kitwanga
Phone: (250) 849-5211
Note: has 35- and 42-day co-ed addiction programs, 28-day men's trauma program, and 2-day women's trauma program. Also has a family program for all age groups in summer (June to July then July to August). All programs have an addiction focus. For psychiatric services, psychiatrist spends last week of each program with clients. For aftercare, a counsellor provides direct follow-up and support for alumni. For fitness, there is a weight room and clients go for daily walks. Prior to admission, clients must be 10 days clean and sober.


Lantzville Native Residential Services

Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society
Phone: (250) 390-3123
Note: has 2 residential addiction programs. For the 35 day program the focus is trauma and participants must be 6 months sober. For the 42 day drug & alcohol program clients must be clean for 7 days. For mental health, a psychiatrist visits 2 days per week. For fitness, the gymnasium is used for team sports (volleyball, basketball, etc.) and a weight room with cardio equipment. Clients can take both programs.


Port Alberni Native Residential Services

Kackaamin Family Development Centre
7830 Beaver Creek Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8N3
Phone: (250) 723-7789


Prince George Native Residential Services

Carrier Sekani Family Services
987 4th Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3H7
Phone: (250) 562-3591
Note: camp runs six months out of the year from May to October and are seven days in length. Camp consists of smudging, prayer, circle, workshop, and an evening activity.


Surrey Native Residential Services

Cwenegitel Aboriginal Society
Phone: (604) 588-5910
Note: support recovery for men. Natives and non-Natives welcome. No set length of stay but recommend one year.


Tofino Native Residential Services

Kakawis Family Development Centre Society

Phone: (250) 725-3951
Note: a program for Native families established in 1978. Program is offered in 42 day closed groups, six sessions per year. For counselling, there are 4 adult counsellors who offer education, individual, couple and family counselling. For psychiatric services, a psychiatrist is available for last week of each session. For fitness, a gymnasium for team sports is available. Families stay 2 to 9 per cabin in 9 available cabins. Prior to admission, applicants must be clean for 90 days. There is also a Child and Youth Therapist who works two days a week and will counsel children with parent approval.  Kakawis is funded by VIHA and Health Canada - First Nations, Inuit Health Branch.


For a listing of Vancouver native residential services see the Vancouver Residential Services section in


Williams Lake Native Residential Services

Nenqayni Wellness Society
Williams Lake
Phone: (250) 989-0301
Note: has two programs. For family program, all ages & both sexes can participate. 42 days in length with daycare. There are 19 beds for the family program. For female youth (13 to 17) program, program is 120 days in length.
For both programs, clients go for daily walks. If one person in family has status number then rest of family members qualifies for NNADAP funding.

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