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Welcome to the Our House blog! Follow the days of staff, residents and pets at the Our House Addiction Recovery Centre here.

At Our House, we envision a community where fewer people suffer from addictions.

  • We believe that people need a safe, healthy and non-judgemental environment where they are respected, acknowledged and recognized for who they are.
  • We believe that, with the necessary tools, addicts can manage their recovery.
  • We believe in abstinence in recovery.
  • We believe that healthy self-esteem is essential to recovery.
  • We believe that every person’s recovery process is unique.
  • We believe that everyone involved with Our House should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
  • We believe in teamwork.
  • We believe in personal and professional integrity.

We are an Addiction Recovery Centre, whose sole purpose is to provide an environment where individuals with addictions can embark on a recovery process directed towards a meaningful, productive lifestyle. We fulfill our mission through:

  • A residential program for men eighteen years and over.
  • Recovery-directed programs for men and women.
  • Education initiatives in the community.

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Research has shown that the longer a person abstains from addictive substances and/or behaviors, the less likely they are to relapse into a pattern of use and abuse. Canada has less than 30 addiction recovery centres that focus on long term recovery, and not simply getting people sober. Addiction is a chronic disease; detox and AA meetings are a great start, but lasting change often takes more .

Our House has been committed to equipping addicts with the tools they need to manage and overcome addiction since 1984. We use evidence-informed programs to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone struggling with addiction by preparing them for the challenges that lie ahead.

We are a registered non-profit charity, accredited by Accreditation Canada, and rely on the generosity of people like you to continue providing long-term solutions for addiction.

All contributions, no matter the size, help people who want to help themselves and helps stop the cycle of destruction in their lives.

Thank you for your consideration.

About

Our House (Edmonton) Ltd. is a non-profit society. We operate with the funds received through our residental treatment fees, fundraising events, operating grants and donations from concerned individuals and companies.

We started operates at 10826 98 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2P4 in May 1984. This was a result of the concerns of Parishioners of the Anglican Church of St. Stephen the Martyr. At that time, the vicinity of the church was surrounded by alcoholics, drug addicts and prostitutes. Addicted people found the area to be a safe place to participate in their behaviours. A voluntary Board of Directors was formed from members of the Parish and other concerned citizens from the community. A house was rented to provide a drop-in service on a volunteer basis only. The concept was “addicts helping addicts.” The basement of this facility was later renovated to add bedrooms, which allowed for short stays by young male and female addicts.

Today, we are no longer the half-way house we started out as; rather, we are a recovery centre offering extensive programming. In addition to providing common basic human needs and a safe environment free from drugs and alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held at the house weekly. A day program and an evening program are offered to accommodate individuals working or involved in outside programs either during the day or in the evening. Programs are design to deal with the physical, spiritual and social self. Volunteers generally facilitate one seminar per week.

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An Honourable Visit

We had a visit from the Honorable Jason Luan, Associate Minister of Health, Mental Health and Addiction on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. It was our pleasure to host him, his Chief of Staff Marshall K. Smith and Ministerial Assistant Eric Engler. They spent a couple hours on site, touring our facility, listening the problems we …

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Our phone number is (780) 474-8945.