The Transformations Addictions Recovery Program is a 4 month inpatient holistic, abstinence based program patterned on the Minnesota Treatment Model (12 Step) that uses module based learning, group counseling, individual counseling.
The program is held at our Addictions and Residential Centre in Edmonton.
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The Salvation Army has a spiritual component to the program where chapel services, and spiritual counselling & resources will be utilized. Community involvement, service and some life skills training are included in the program.
Men, aged 18 or older, whose primary addiction is to alchol and/or drugs, are eligible. Clients must have completed detox before entering the facility and must be physically and mentally stable. All applicants must complete an application form which includes a recent physical followed by a personal interview.
Complete and return the intake application found below to the Intake Counsellor and an interview will be arranged. All documentation and the interview will be required to be completed before acceptance into the program. If accepted into the program an admission date will be given to you. During the initial day of the program you will be provided with an orientation and be required to participate in various assessments. The program is an intensive 4 months. You will not be permitted to work. Random drug and alcohol screening will be done.
1. What is the Zero Tolerance Policy?
To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all our clients and staff and to maintain program integrity, Transformations has a zero tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol, drugs, participation in gambling activities, violence and/or abusive behaviour towards other clients or staff.If a client is requested to take a breathalyzer or drug screen they must comply or face possible discharge from the program.Individuals who test positive or are found to be using while in the program may be refused access to the facility and/or will be discharged from the program.
The Transformations program has a restricted tobacco use policy. The Salvation Army Addiction and Recovery Centre is a smoke free and scent free environment. Studies have shown that smoking cessation during addictions treatment shows promise in aiding long-term sobriety and abstinence. Transformations staff will assist clients in smoking cessation.
2. What does the program cost?
The Program Fees include the program, meals, and accommodations.All other expenses (toiletries, clothing, etc.) are the personal responsibility of the client.
Transformation clients are required to pay for the cost of the program, meals, and accommodation, a month in advance.
Upon intake, a client will pay all fees associated with the program for all days from their first day of intake up to and including the last day of the month.
Program Fees for the following month are due on or before the 15th day of the current month.
Example: A client who joins the program on the 5th of the month is required to pay the daily fees for the 6th through to the end of that calendar month.
On the 15th of that same month, the client is required to pay for the fees for the entire following month.
Any client who is discharged or self-discharges, is not eligible for a refund of fees.
3. What are the goals of the Transformations program?
Transformations program objectives include:
Sobriety: Increase in skills that promote abstinence from substance use
Health: Manage/reduce the side effects of chronic substance abuse
Wellness: Improvement in daily functioning and promote a healthy lifestyle
Restoration: Successful family, community and job reintegration
4. When does the Transformations program operate?
Program services can be accessed throughout the year providing program space is available. The duration of the intensive, residential treatment program is 4 months.
5. How does the Transformations program work?
The Transformations Program uses a bio/psycho/social/spiritual treatment approach. Services are provided by a co-ordinated treatment team which includes: a Program Manager, Addictions Counselors, Program Facilitators, and a Chaplain. The program utilizes a community based approach which involves both the client and his family in the treatment plan.
6. Why should a person participate in the Transformation program?
Substance abuse/addiction can be a life-long problem affecting individuals, their families, and their communities. The Transformations Program is based on the latest research in the field of addictions treatment. Services are provided by trained and certified staff who work to assist clients and their families to re-take control of their lives and achieve a healthy future.
Transformation staff are dedicated to ensuring our clients are safe, secure, healthy, well cared for, as they learn and develop essential recovery and life skills.
For more Information on this program please email or call 780-429-4274 ext. 225