Treatment for Women

Treatment for Women

Women are bio-psycho-socially distinct. We have unique needs, motivations, and barriers to receiving treatment. CARE for Women is a new out-patient treatment program that begins in September 2016. It is a trauma-informed and best-practice designed program that is facilitated by credentialed staff in a safe and supportive group setting, specifically for women.

The CARE approach is an abstinence based, clinical model that combines psychological testing, assessment and therapy, with 12-step recovery foundations. CARE for Women is designed for women who struggle with substance use disorders in combination with depression, trauma-related issues, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. CARE for Women is completed over three months in two phases.

Learn about the CARE for Women Clinical Team.

Talk to a Counsellor Call 403-229-0795

Care For Women Addictions Treatment

CARE for Women is generously funded by:

Calgary Foundation

Community Initiatives Programs


women conference dreamstime_m_980852PHASE I: CARE Intensive Day Program (2-6 weeks)

The foundation for treatment and recovery takes place during classroom sessions that are scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekdays. Duration of Phase one is determined through individual assessment, and will be completed between two and six weeks. Treatment includes:

  • Psychometric-specific psychological testing and assessment
  • Detailed, prescribed treatment plan
  • Biopsycho-social-spiritual educational programming and support materials
  •  Access to a Psychologist to review test results and plan treatment
  • Group therapy
  • Introduction to 12-step recovery

Women in Group, hug dreamstime_m_39196818PHASE II: CARE Relapse Prevention Program (10 Weeks)

During a 90 minute weekly group session women develop:

  • Relapse prevention planning skills
  • Healthy trigger response
  • Strategies for managing mental health
  • Self-discovery and accountability

Program Fee & Financial Support


Recovery Acres is a not for profit agency and registered charity. We strive to maintain affordable and accessible treatment programs. Subsidized options are available for women who qualify.

To apply:

Inquire at  403-229-0795 or for more information.

Child Care

CARE for Women is scheduled to allow mothers to drop off and pick up school-aged children before and after program hours. Women with younger children can access in-house child-minding services during the CARE Intensive Day Program.

Program Requirements


Potential participants must be free from drug or alcohol consumption prior to entering the program.

Psychological Stability

Psychological stability is required in order to enter this program. Individuals diagnosed in an acute state of psychological instability must be stabilized through prescribed treatment directives prior to attending the Intensive Day Program. Women who are in active psychosis are not appropriate candidates for this model of treatment.

Talk to a Counsellor Call 403-229-0795

Click to download our Women’s Care Brochure