Our House Addiction Recovery Centre offers a one-year residential addiction recovery program to men (18+) through shared accommodations of our 30-room facility. During this year, trained professionals guide residents through modules designed to equip them with the tools for long-term recovery. Dedicated to reducing the effects of substance use disorders and related mental health issues, we provide services unlike any other in Alberta, and are one of the few year-long residential treatment programs in Canada. Additionally, we offer outreach services to the community at large, including individual and family counselling as well as courses such as Mental Health First Aid.
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The following attempt to define addiction is taken from “Fundamentals of Addiction.” (CAMH, https://www.camh.ca/en/professionals/treating-conditions-and-disorders/fundamentals-of-addiction.)
The word addiction is often used to refer to any behaviour that is out of control in some way. People often describe themselves as being addicted to a TV show or to shopping, for example. The word is also used to explain the experience of withdrawal when a substance or behaviour is removed or discontinued (e.g., "I must be addicted to coffee—I get a headache when I don't have my cup in the morning"). However, neither enjoyment nor experiencing withdrawal necessarily implies addiction. Because the term addiction is commonly used in such a vague way, there have been many attempts to define it more clearly. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (2019) provides this definition: "Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences." Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases."
The above citation is meant as a point of reference and to provide readers with a basis of understanding. It is not meant to add or take away from the varying and often complex issues that individuals with substance use and/or alcohol disorders face. If you or one of your loves ones can identify with the above, we invite you to contact our Centre to explore the options available on the road to recovery.
The Our House Experience
Jordan P. (2021)
My experience at Our House was truly life changing[…]
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