Charlford House offers a continuum of care: the main program (minimum 90 days), transitional housing, and sober living.

The Charlford House main program (surrogate family model of treatment) offers the following:

  • Supportive drug and alcohol-free environment

  • Accommodation

  • Balanced meals

  • Aerobics or yoga twice weekly with a certified instructor

  • Group and individual counselling

  • Addiction education

  • Guidance and direction within the context of the 12 Steps

  • Motivational guest speakers

  • Written exercises

  • Contracting of responsibilities

  • Resource referrals

  • Recreational activities and socialization

  • Personal development opportunities

Admission Criteria

To join the Charlford House program, you must:

  • Earnestly desire freedom from substance abuse and its consequences

  • Be an adult woman 19 years of age or older

  • Be willing to participate in a telephone interview
    (Monday to Friday)

  • Join a wait listing following the interview

  • Agree to a screening interview before being accepted into
    the program

  • Consider all funding sources

  • Undergo detoxification

  • Agree to a minimum commitment of 90 days

  • Commit yourself to participating in the 12 Step Program

  • Be psychologically, physically, and socially ready to participate in a structured recovery program

  • Determine your length of stay (this is open, according to your needs)