Our Program

We walk with women through every step of their recovery journey. From addiction to sobriety, recovery, and transitioning back into our communities, we’re there.

Adeara transforms lives

Our comprehensive approach to treating addictions is designed to develop self-awareness and impact the women’s thoughts, behaviours and their future.

Adeara provides holistic and in-depth programming to treat the whole person. Our unique program keeps families together, while providing compassionate trauma-informed care.

Our long-term program includes:

  • Residential living within the centre for women and their children
  • Twelve-step program for addiction recovery and healthy living
  • Understanding addiction and staying sober
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Life skills development
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Parenting and budgeting programs
  • Spiritual development is core to the healing journey and is pursued in our program through music, art therapy, and workshops

We believe that transforming lives provides hope, healing, and restoration, with our faith being the anchor for our program and care.


Special Thanks to the Government of Alberta

Thank you to the Alberta Government—Community Initiatives Program (CIP grant) for investing in Adeara this past year. Through their generous provision, we made much-needed enhancements to our programming, including life-skills development, employment readiness, and parenting courses, to name a few. The real beneficiaries of these improvements are our beautiful women who are making long-term strides toward health, wholeness, and independent living, and the communities that they live in. Thank you.

Community Initiatives Program


Program Overview


Our programming is holistic, approaching addiction from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. Residents take responsibility for their own recovery process to develop lifestyle change. Each aspect of the program develops self-awareness to impact clients’ thoughts, behaviours, and eventually, their future.

Twelve-Step Program

This is a set of principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioural disorders. This includes admitting that you are out of control, to find one’s inner strength, making amends for past errors, and learning to live a new life with new values.

Staying Sober

This is a guide to relapse prevention that outlines the recovery process and relapse behaviours. This practical method requires hard work and commitment to working through the process.

Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy

This form of therapy focuses on resolving emotional and behavioural problems by addressing the belief system to change thought patterns. As a result, emotions and behaviours are also changed, affecting the whole self.

Art Therapy

Art therapy is an expressive intervention that articulates emotions, transcending linguistic barriers. This is a powerful therapeutic tool because it allows clients to take ownership over their recovery, instilling a hope for change.

Life Skills Development

As a residential facility, we have the unique opportunity to engage women in developing their life management skills. Residents are required to rotate through the preparation and clean up of meals, as well as common and personal areas in the residence.


In the physical world we are surrounded and reminded of the boundaries around us, to keep us safe, however, it is not as clear or easy to define this in our emotional and spiritual sense. Yet it is critical to help us understand the importance of discovering what we allow and don’t allow; boundaries define us, what is me and what is not me. This book and workbook is a guide on how to set healthy boundaries which will provide the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created us to be.


This class brings established principles to bear on the challenging task of child rearing, showing parents how to bring order and set limits while still being loving, defining family boundaries, and modelling Godly character.


This class opens up the conversation around money and allows for open discussion and questions. Budgeting helps keep residents on track with their spending, prepare for unexpected expenses, find ways to save money, and plan for their future.

Spiritual Development

Throughout the program, residents have the opportunity to engage in exploring their spirituality through daily affirmations, inspirational quotes, interpersonal reflection, and Bible studies, if desired.


Weekly music practice engages the women as a group in developing their voice and devoting time to worship. Residents are able to express themselves and release stress in a positive way through music.