Strength Program

The Strength Program offers a range of programming (residential and day treatment) and supports for youth and families who are dealing with substance misuse and mental health issues. 

This program is for youth who require more intensive treatment. 

Who can get help? 

The Strength Program is for youth who are 15-24 years of age.

How does the program work? 

The program is offered for 16 weeks and is located at the Youth Recovery Centre where there are 12 inpatient beds with 24/7 care. 

The program includes:

  • counselling/therapy;
  • one-on-one and group treatment;
  • family and parental support;
  • life skills development;
  • educational curriculum;
  • recreational activities; and
  • substance use, addiction and problem gambling support.

Throughout the program, participants will learn and develop skills in the following areas:

  • relapse prevention;
  • self esteem;
  • making healthy choices;
  • developing trust in others and yourself;
  • goal setting;
  • healthy relationships;
  • managing cravings; and
  • coping with anger, depression and other emotions.

After completing the program, follow-up aftercare is provided for up to 24 weeks, along with family support for as long as needed. 

What is the cost?

There is no registration cost or fee.

How do I get into the program? 

You must be between the age of 15 and 24 years and be referred by a community addictions counsellor or community mental health therapist. 

Where can I get more information? 

For more information about the Strength Program, contact a Community Addiction or Community Mental Health office in your area.

Published date: 
February 24, 2022
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