Thorpe Recovery Centre is a first-class facility with everything I needed to build a foundation for lifelong recovery. The staff who interact with the clients have true sincerity, empathy and desire to provide care, interaction and the environment to help me accept the sober future I deserve.
Thorpe Alumni, Residential Program 2016

Continuing Care is proving to be the missing piece in my recovery program. (I have been to treatment 3 times before.) The program provides for the maintenance of and continued commitment to my recovery.

Specifically the weekly group meeting provides a place where I can review what I struggle with and the areas where I am improving. We also set goals that we are accountable for in the next group. The program also keeps me connected to the people and the place where my healing began. It has proved to be invaluable to my continued sobriety.

Thank you

Gina O, Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment & Continuing Care 2017

This program is invaluable.

Not only has it educated me on addiction, it’s educated me on myself. Life lessons I feel everyone could benefit from. To the counsellors, your knowledge, understanding and empathy is something I will never ever forget. Having this many amazing staff in one building makes me feel like other facilities must be lacking. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thorpe Alumni, Family Intensive 2017

I am happy with the way this program has sparked up [the child] and his awareness of addictions. A light of awareness has sparked his interest in himself and relationships with others. A connection has been made. I am grateful and I appreciate the care, patience and unconditional acceptance of my nephew and myself. He is beginning to know that he’s not the only one that has people he loves that drink alcohol or do drugs.

Safe Adult Participant, Thorpkins Children’s Program 2017

I have a much greater appreciation of the role that I need to play in my daughters and my family’s recovery. Previously, I thought that once she was “cured” that would be the end of it. I now know that recovery is required by everyone who has been affected by addiction and that it will be a life long journey. I am extremely grateful for the program and the amazing staff at Thorpe.

Thorpe Alumni, Family Intensive 2017

My experience was awesome. The nursing staff was great. The kitchen staff as well. The floor staff was very good as well. My stay here was amazing; I had no idea this place was as positive and very helpful. I thank everyone for making my stay. I want to thank the nurses for being as wonderful to me and always taking time no matter how often I went to them during the day they took the time to explain things to me. Thank you, Thorpe.

Thorpe Alumni, Medically Supported Detox 2017

Put me back on my path for loving myself again.

Thorpe Alumni, Medically Supported Detox 2018

This program has saved my life, marriage and kid’s future by giving me a healthy awareness on dealing with some of the root cause of my addiction. The counsellors, support staff and clients are positive, supportive and so great for my recovery. I honestly cannot find a worthy negative experience in my 42 days here. I will be forever grateful to this program and the change it has definitively brought to my life.

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2018

When I first came in, I was not wanting to be here.

I was unsure, anxious, mad at my husband for having made our lives so crazy that I needed help. I was even unsure that I even needed the help. I was okay! Coming here opened my mind, I was not okay. I realize now that I have things in common with loved ones of alcoholics and addicts. Things I am aware of and that I will remind myself, and catch myself. I loved being here; the counsellors, everyone in our group, everyone’s thoughts, feelings, the emotion. I felt so connected; understood for the first time in a long time. Thank you so much!!

Thorpe Alumni, Family Intensive 2018

I have had an amazing and fulfilling journey here.

It truly has been life changing. I am in awe of how much I have changed and accepted this challenge. I look forward to focusing on my recovery 100% and coming back here in a year to visit and share my story.

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2018

Even though my time here did feel like a bit of a rollercoaster, it was all worth it.

I have truly learnt so much and am so grateful for everything I went through because it was all a lesson. I grew in some way from everything I went through. I am so thankful for my counsellor for helping me through this and also for the family program. I am forever grateful for everything Thorpe has done for me, my future and my family.

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2015

Everyone was welcoming and helpful. Food was excellent. Intake was very helpful.

 

Thorpe Alumni, Medically Supported Detox 2018

Wonderful experience. I wouldn’t take back one day.

 

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2018

This program has been beyond incredible; it taught me to see the beauty in myself and the life around me.

 

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2016

It was the best thing I ever done for my self and my family. But one of the hardest things I have ever had to do for sure.

 

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2016

This has been the most amazing experience I’ve had.

The reason we came early really was because of our son’s addiction and to support him coming home. However, I’ve learned so much about myself and what I need to personally work on that will be a big part of supporting our son and getting myself healthy and maintaining it. Thank you, thank you!!

Thorpe Alumni, Family Intensive 2018

The Village

I arrived defeated.
Addiction’s hold completed.
A tainted soul,
Shame had taken its toll.
Powerless, unmanageable,
Life unsalvageable.
Masked with pride,
Dying inside.
Had trauma at my core,
Coming through that door.
But I paid the fee,
I had to see.
Could I be fixed?
Though my feelings were mixed.
I came to believe,
No longer deceive.
Shed some vanity,
Break from the insanity.
Gained a vision.
Made the decision.
Let go of self will.
On serenity hill.
I finally found hope.
Some skills to cope.
Learned to take risks.

Make healthy picks.
Admitted my faults.
With an eye out for H.A.L.T.s.
I planted the seed.
Watered well with need.
Right here is sprouted.
Even when I doubted.
It had some bends,
But blossomed with friends.
My recovery tree.
Born at T.R.C.
And I know,
I got a long way to go.
This is only the start.
Gonna keep filling my heart.
Stock up with tools.
Ditch all the fools.
Let the alarms chime.
Take it a day at a time.
Rid myself of regret.
Never forget.
This community,
And what it did for me.

Derrik A. Residential Addiction Treatment Alumni, 2017

Awesome experience; a 10/10. Would recommend and WILL.

Thorpe Alumni, Medically Supported Detox 2018

I love this place, the facility, the food, staff, accommodations and especially the program.

Treatment is only as effective/productive as we are willing to make it. Thorpe provided me with all the tools and knowledge and support I need to make my program everything I needed it to be. Wendy has truly been the mentor my life has been missing. You are and always will be a bright shining light that guided me out of the darkness. You’ve helped me regain the love for myself I lost along the way by simply giving me the freedom to “trust the process”. Thank you Thorpe.

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2015

Extremely grateful.

From Intake to discharge my experience/detox at Thorpe was made to be as less stressful due to the great and knowledgeable staff. From the cleaners to the cooks to the counsellors and administration, thank you for this incredible opportunity. I am extremely grateful.

Thorpe Alumni, Medically Supported Detox 2016

I thought coming to Detox would mean just getting it out of your system.

The detox program was amazing at TRC. I learned so much about myself and my addiction I feel I now want to go to treatment. The staff, counsellors and ASWs were amazing support in preparing me mentally and physically for what is next! Thank you all so much for helping me change my life!

Thorpe Alumni, Medically Supported Detox 2016

It was the best thing I ever done for my self and my family. But one of the hardest things I have ever had to do for sure.

Thorpe Alumni, Residential Addiction Treatment 2016

Very well done.

The strict structure is very valuable. The accountability that is placed on the clients is awesome. Overall, greatest treatment program I attended. Very in-depth work. Also, the peer support aspect was new to me and worked very well.

Thorpe Alumni, Family Intensive 2019