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Drug Treatment for Women in BC

Since 2002, Hannah House has been providing a safe and nurturing drug and alcohol treatment program that encompasses the Twelve Step philosophy. Our program is abstinence based and our goal is to teach women the tools they need to live clean and sober lives.  The staff at Hannah House have extensive working knowledge of the particular barriers that many women face while they overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol. We focus on maintaining a supportive community where women can feel safe and supported while they recover.

Our Program

  • 12 step based
  • Group and one-on-one therapy
  • Self-referral
  • Smoking allowed
  • Opiate Agonist Therapy permitted
  • Female-only staff
  • On-site zen garden
  • Yoga program
  • Meditation, Healing Circle, and Exercise area
  • Access to educational and employment opportunities
  • AA & NA meetings
  • Medical support sessions with our team of addiction physicians
  • Video and oral presentations

Our drug and alcohol treatment program provides a solid foundation in the recovery process. Hannah House uses a 60-day treatment model that gives women the opportunity to learn the Twelve Step program and implement it in their lives. In some cases, clients may apply to extend their stay depending on their aftercare plan.

Treatment Goals

  • Abstinence from all mind-altering substances
  • Improved physical and psychological health
  • Improved family and social interaction
  • Improved educational and vocational functioning
  • Improved self-esteem and self care skills

Hannah House uses a 60-day drug treatment model that gives women the opportunity to learn the Twelve Step program and implement it in their lives. In some cases, clients may ask for an extension of time depending on their aftercare plan.

Treatment Objectives

  • Introduction and utilization of the Twelve Step Model of Recovery
  • Recognition and acceptance of alcoholism and/or addiction
  • Development of coping mechanisms (relapse prevention)
  • Realization and maintenance of a clean and sober lifestyle
  • Formulization of employment and educational goals
  • Establishment of a support network conducive to a successful recovery

We have access to private second-stage houses that are designed to provide structure and safety after the 60-day treatment program at Hannah House. As long as clients are making progress and adhering to the rules, they are permitted to reside there for up to two years.

Drug Treatment Activities

  • Group therapy
  • Video and oral presentations
  • Reading and writing assignments
  • Medical support sessions with our team of addiction physicians
  • AA and NA meetings
  • Yoga

The staff at Hannah House have  extensive working knowledge of the particular barriers that many women face while they overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol. We strive to provide the best care, shelter, and drug treatment for women. We focus on creating a supportive community where women can feel safe and supported while they recover and start their lives over.

What Our Clients Say

“I recently completed my 60 days at Hannah House. That was the most AMAZING experience of my life. When I think of my a-ha moment. I still get that same overwhelming feeling of gratitude. My whole life has had a complete turn around of my thoughts and attitudes about everything. Even just a little thank […]
Dorothy S
“My entire life up until now was consumed with addiction. I was born into the world of addiction, and it was all I knew. It took me to many dark places that I shouldn’t have survived, but I did, and I’m so grateful today to be alive. I’d been to quite a few treatment centers […]
Margo J
“I will never forget the day I walked through the doors at Hannah House. My life was to the point where I was unable to manage it and I desperately needed some help. I had been living a very unhealthy lifestyle for many years and over time I lost my family, friends and myself. I […]
Carrie E