Monarch Recovery Services offers a comprehensive 5 week residential treatment program to women (*) 16 years and older who want to abstain from alcohol and drugs and learn effective coping strategies to be successful in their recovery. The treatment program is based on the 12 Step philosophy of AA and NA as well as a holistic approach to addressing substance abuse and core issues that are linked to an unhealthy lifestyle. Clients of the treatment program work one on one with an assigned Primary Counsellor, attend group sessions, are provided with information and education relating to substance abuse and life issues, and participate in healthy activities such as light exercise and social activities. They are provided with safe and comfortable accommodations during their stay, nutritious meals, attend self-help meetings and may attend a religious service if they choose to. For women identifying as aboriginal, our women’s treatment program has a designated Aboriginal Aftercare/Primary Counsellor who incorporates traditional and cultural teachings into weekly program material and aftercare planning.
Our treatment site is staffed 24 hours a day and features secured entrances and security cameras to ensure the safety of those in residence. For clients interested in smoking cessation, we also offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy through a project in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
(*)In accordance with Bill 33, 2012 of the Ontario Human Rights Code under which people are protected from discrimination and harassment because of gender identity and gender expression in employment, housing, facilities and services, contracts, and membership in unions, trade or professional associations.
All Aboriginal women completing the women’s treatment program through Monarch Recovery Services may enroll in Aftercare support services provided by our Aboriginal Aftercare/Primary Counsellor, for up to two years. This service can be provided by phone, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), or by mail.