Right NOW! Our Country is in a CRISIS. Addiction is taking over so many of our loved one’s lives and robbing people of their lives. We may not have the answer’s, but we would like to point you in the direction of the help you, or someone you love, may need.
Take a few minutes to listen to this Ted Talk on addiction
A powerful interview by Talk Recovery in Vancouver, BC with June Ariano – Jakes
Here are a few successfull and amazing Recovery Programs you can check out. If the application form is overwhelming, simple contact the Program and say ‘I need help’ and they will assist you in getting the support you need.
Wagner Hills Farm Society provides rehabilitation ministry to men and women with addiction.
Addiction is seen as a symptom of a broken life, as a condition that can be healed through individual inner growth and through transformation to a life that is lived in line with Christian principles and beliefs.
Healing, growth and transformation require time, individual commitment, and a tranquil environment. The two working farms provide a place of beauty, peace and safety for men and women to recover, to heal and to find hope and purpose for their lives.
Our program exists to provide rehabilitative care to people in addiction. It is a faith-based, non-smoking community living experience on a working farm. We use classroom learning and one-on-one mentoring to teach tools for healthy relationships which residents can then practice applying in daily life at the farm. The growth that our residents gain in these skills while in the Wagner Hills community prepares them for a successful life beyond the program. The program length is a one year commitment, with intake happening on a continual basis.
Fill out this INTAKE FORM and someone from Wagner Farms will be in contact asap.
Men’s Campus ~ 604-856-9432 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Campus ~ 604.530.6228 ~ email@example.com
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
The John Volken Academy addiction recovery program is modeled after the therapeutic community approach to addiction treatment, providing students with healthy lifestyle changes needed to live successful and sober lives, in the long term. The treatment programs are supported by a board of directors and receive consultation from addiction professionals and healthy-living specialists. Combining the therapeutic community approach with professional guidance makes this program extremely effective and truly life-changing.
Walk alongside others in this holistic, long-term recovery program. Change your lifestyle. Earn an education and career training. Learn more about the Therapeutic Community model and how you can overcome addiction.
Together We Can recognizes that addiction is a chronic, progressive disease and that abstinence is only the beginning of the recovery process. Men participating in our program must develop an awareness of how their thoughts and beliefs block them from wellness and inner peace. It is imperative that each man take personal responsibility for making positive and healthy new choices for themselves.
A key aspect of recovery is learning how to heal interpersonal relationships. The shift from feeling alone and isolated, to being connected and feeling “a part of” is a key part of our program. We provide a safe and loving therapeutic community environment for men to begin their pursuit of a new way of life. Our addiction treatment programs, supported recovery houses, continuing care and alumni initiatives provide clients with an integrated approach to recovery. We believe that long term recovery is most successful when people are provided with health and wellness supports for their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.
We welcome everyone at TWC, regardless of individual background. Our participants are adult men aged 19 years and older who share a common goal of successfully recovering from their addiction.
ASSESSMENT FORM HERE or Call 604-451-9854
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Carl Bard
BC/Yukon AA Area 79 – https://www.bcyukonaa.org/
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Find a meeting HERE
Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close. The following questions are designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon or Alateen:
~ Do you worry about how much someone else drinks?
~ Do you tell lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking?
~ Do you feel that if the drinker cared about you, he or she would stop drinking to please you?
~ Do you secretly try to smell the drinker’s breath?
~ Are you afraid to upset someone for fear it will set off a drinking bout?
~ Have you been hurt or embarrassed by a drinker’s behavior?
~ Do you search for hidden alcohol?
~ Do you think that if the drinker stopped drinking, your other problems would be solved?
~ Do you ever threaten to hurt yourself to scare the drinker?
~ Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, Al-Anon or Alateen may be able to help. We encourage you to attend an Al-Anon meeting and connect with others who have (or have had) similar problems.
Visit AL-Anon HERE to find a learn more or find a support group near you.
B.C. REGION OF Narcotics Anonymous – https://www.bcrna.ca/
Narcotics Anonymous describes itself as a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem”. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and is the second-largest 12-step organization.
If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call one of these numbers:
- 9-1-1: Call 9-1-1 if you are having a medical emergency. Available 24 hours a day.
- 310-Mental Health: Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in B.C. to access emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues. Available 24 hours a day.
- 1-800-SUICIDE: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) toll-free anywhere in B.C. if you or someone you know is in crisis. The Crisis Centre provides mental health or substance use support. Available 24 hours a day.
- Kid’s Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor. Available 24 hours a day.
- BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service: Call 604-660-9382 in the Lower Mainland or 1-800-663-1441 toll-free anywhere in B.C. Available 24 hours a day.
- HealthLink BC: Call 8-1-1 (toll-free) if you need non-emergency health information or advice. Available 24 hours a day.
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: Call: 1-800-665-1822 toll-free from anywhere in B.C., or 604-875-2084in the Lower Mainland, for peer support, assistance in navigating the mental health system and accessing resources, and information and education about mental health and substance use challenges. Available Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm Pacific Time.
- Crisis Centre Online Chat: Get support, information and resources for adults in B.C. and Yukon. Online chat is available from noon to 1am Pacific Time.
- YouthinBC Online Chat: Get support, information and resources for youth in B.C. and Yukon. Online chat is available from noon to 1am Pacific Time.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.