What is long term treatment?

Long term treatment is the overall goal for the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre. We hope to become recognized for our exceptional client success rate, service effectiveness, and organizational efficiency. In order to achieve these goals there is a need to establish deep roots in the community with vibrant and extensive partnerships. The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre will offer a range of complimentary services and resources essential for recovery. At the core of the program is the Twelve Step Model that recognizes addiction as a chronic disease. The program ideology is based on the following key values:

The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre will be modelled after Fresh Start Recovery Centre, an addiction treatment centre for adult males in Calgary, Alberta. Fresh Start provides comprehensive treatment program with a success rate of more than double the industry averages (this success rate is based on a client remaining clean and sober for at least one year after seeking treatment). The program incorporates the Twelve Step Recovery Program with behavioural therapy, while ensuring clients take person responsibility for chore as well as securing employment for their future.   Fresh Start residents take on responsibilities over the course of treatment, teaching them many of the life skills that will be required once they re-integrate into the community as contributing members of society. After group completion,Fresh Start Alumni contribute through peer support by working with other men in earlier phases of their treatment process. All of these components combine to create a comprehensive program. Fresh Start operates an efficient cost controlled business model that allow them to keep their client fees at a manageable rate while fundraising to cover the deficit in their operating costs. The Fresh Start model will serve as the blueprint for the creation of a similar program at the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the only long term treatment facility available.