The History of Prairie House
Prairie House opened in Port Coquitlam as InnerVisions’ second treatment centre. Following the structure of the original Miller House, Prairie quickly became a well-oiled recovery machine. It has been the flagship of all men’s drug and alcohol treatment at InnerVisions for over a decade.
Past and present clients at Prairie House describe it as a clean and comfortable place where virtues of trust and pride are never overlooked by staff members or clients.
Prairie is composed of two buildings and contains an industrial kitchen, a house cook, staff offices, a large group therapy room, free weights for working out, open common areas, a TV room, and a large dining room among other amenities. Prairie House is also the location for weekly on-site appointments with addiction specialist doctors.
The History of Miller House
Miller House opened its doors in 1991 when Billy and Kim managed to scrape together enough money for half a month’s rent. It is the house where the founders of InnerVisions first saw their shared dream to create a safe place for addicts materialize.
In the summer of 2015, a state of the art facility was built in Maple Ridge and the program that originated in Coquitlam was moved.
Upon entrance you will find an industrial kitchen, a house cook, staff offices, a large group therapy room, open common areas, and a large dining room among other amenities.
About the Program
The InnerVisions Recovery Society Program
InnerVisions is an abstinence based program and participation in our program requires that people stay clean and sober. Since 1991, InnerVisions has offered a safe and caring drug and alcohol treatment program that encompasses the Twelve Step philosophy. Our treatment program provides a solid foundation in recovery for those best served by a temporary absence from their present stressful environment and for those who require total immersion in a treatment setting. We have zero tolerance for drug or alcohol use after someone has been admitted into our program. We have one centre located in Port Coquitlam, and another located in Maple Ridge, in British Columbia. Both centres service the Greater Vancouver area, as well as British Columbia and parts of Alberta.
- Abstinence from substance abuse
- Improved physical and psychological health
- Improved family and social interaction
- Improved educational and vocational functioning
- Reduced involvement with the criminal justice system
- Improved housing conditions
- Increased utilization of community outpatient resources
- Introduction and utilization of the Twelve Step Model of Recovery
- Recognition and acceptance of alcoholism and/or addiction
- Development of coping mechanism (relapse prevention)
- Realization and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle free from alcohol and drugs
- Formulization of employment and educational goals
- Construction of a support network conducive to a successful recovery
- Group therapy
- Video and oral presentations
- Reading and writing assignments
- Medical support sessions with our team of addiction physicians
- AA and NA meetings
InnerVisions Recovery Society uses a 60-day treatment model for the best application of our Twelve Step program. In some cases, clients may ask for an extension of time depending on their aftercare plan. We have access to private, second stage houses that are designed to provide structure and safety after the 60-day program with InnerVisions. As long as clients are making progress and adhering to the rules, they are permitted to reside there for up to two years.