The disease of addiction is a health issue that impacts all Canadians. The Thorpe Recovery Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and effective addiction treatment services for both clients and their families. We give help to those struggling with the disease as they build a solid foundation for life in recovery.
Addiction is commonly believed to be a moral failing; however, we know it is a perceived solution to a problem. People in pain, perhaps because of traumatic experiences in the past, use a substance or behaviour to make the pain go away because they don’t know what else to do. This coping mechanism works for a time, but eventually turns out to be an ineffective solution because the real problems never go away.