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 an out-patient treatment program that is trauma-informed and best-practice designed specifically for women. CARE is facilitated by credentialed staff in a safe and supportive group setting.

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.

Find out about the CARE for Women story

Meet our CARE for Women clinical team

Learn why emotional regulation is important to recovery from addiction

Learn about specialized treatment for Women with alcohol & substance use disorders

Talk to a Counsellor Call 403-229-0795

CARE for Women

CARE for Women is generously funded by:

Calgary Foundation

Community Initiatives Programs


women conference dreamstime_m_980852PHASE I: CARE Intensive Day Program (2 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.

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

*Options for extended time in the Intensive Day Program are available in some circumstances.

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


CARE for Women includes access to psychological services. A portion of treatment is covered through some insurance plans.

Recovery Acres is a not for profit agency and registered charity. We strive to maintain affordable and accessible treatment programs.

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. Please inquire about fees for this service.

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