Recovery Works takes pride in being a leader in 12-step drug and alcohol treatment. To enhance this portion of our program, we incorporate a number of leading treatment modalities including group therapy, one on one counseling, yoga, physical fitness training, psycho-education, satori chair sessions, alpha stim treatments and if needed EMDR trauma therapy, facilitate medical detox and a family program. The integration of these modalities with the 12-Steps creates an opportunity for those, who want to change, an opportunity to find the gift of long-term sobriety.

Addiction treatment and the 12-Steps lay the foundation of recovery. It is working the Steps that builds the structure. Depending on the commitment to the program and to the steps, the house is either a sturdy structure or one of sticks! People don’t get better through osmosis. When you come to Recovery Works you will need to work hard, have an open mind and be ready to make changes. It is often said that “Willingness is when the pain of life is greater than the fear of change.”

The Steps are a program of living; a program for life. The program will stay with you long after you leave the safe and friendly confines of Recovery Works. Alcohol and drug treatment is about discovery, the steps are about recovery!

If you or someone you are close to is in need of treatment for drugs or alcohol, call us at +1 (778) 430-1212 and take the first step in beginning your new life or the life of a loved one.

Recovery Works Addiction Treatment Centre


Alcohol and drug addiction becomes an all-consuming factor for an individual. Families, employment and basic living are all strained by addiction. When the body has developed a dependency to alcohol or other drugs it isn’t recommended to stop “cold turkey.” Withdrawal effects can be life threatening especially with alcohol and benzodiazapines. In severe cases, where there is physiological dependence, proper medical detoxification is needed to effectively avoid life threatening withdrawal seizures. 


Alcohol and other drug detoxification is often times recommended at the beginning or before treatment. When an addict stops drinking or taking certain drugs they can be faced with physical withdrawal.

Detox is a process to monitor and stabilize a person to make this time more manageable. Medically qualified staff are available around-the-clock to meet and address the addicted individual’s withdrawal needs.

Withdrawal Symptoms can vary but can include:

  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Rapid heart rate, heart complications
  • Tremors
  • Delirium (The DT’s)

Medical withdrawal provides care in different ways including:

  • The management of acute withdrawal symptoms including the prevention of seizures that can be life threatening
  • Receiving prescribed medications that lessen the impact of withdrawal and suppresses craving
  • Ensures the individual is stabilized physically and able to undertake alcohol treatment programming.
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment


In an effort to make integrating into Recovery Works easier, the following is a list of recommended items you may bring to treatment. You do not have to have all of these items; however, we do have set maximum allowable numbers for those items that you do bring.

Recovery Works Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centre


  • 1 large or 2 small suitcases or duffel bags (must be able to carry yourself)


  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Unopened tube of toothpaste
  • Unopened container of mouthwash (no alcohol)
  • Hairdryer
  • Brush and/or comb
  • Shaving gear


  • Shirts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Long pants
  • Pajamas/bed wear
  • Hat (including winter hat, if necessary)
  • Gloves
  • Seasonally-appropriate jackets/coats
  • Rain wear
  • Bathrobe



  • Outdoor footwear (sneakers, boots)
  • Indoor footwear (slippers, sandals)


  • Travel mug
  • Water bottle
  • Picture album or loose pictures
  • Binder
  • Notebook/Journal/Stationary
  • Pens/Writing Materials
  • Envelopes and stamps

Please Note:
Residents are allowed to bring the following items upon entering the program: cigarettes, phone cards, refills of prescribed medication and vitamins (vitamins must be in their original, sealed and unopened container).


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