RULES &
EXPECTATIONS

The Thorpe Recovery Centre provides structure and basic guidelines individuals will need when they re-integrate into the “real world”.

UNPACKING AND SETTLING IN

Unpacking your luggage on your first day affirms that you matter and this is your home for the time you are here.

COMPLETING TREATMENT

For many in active addiction, completing a task or goal isn’t a priority. Making completing treatment programming your priority is an important aspect of recovery and a valuable life-skill.

BEING ON TIME

How successful would you be if you continuously show up for work late? Being accountable for your actions, like being on-time and prepared for sessions, is another valuable life-skill that is expected of both clients and staff.

SMOKING SCHEDULE

It’s not uncommon for you to want to manage your emotions through mood-altering behaviours like eating, anger, or smoking. Learning the importance of being present in your commitments and smoking only during acceptable times is a part of recovery and maintaining a sense of self-respect.

Smoking is permitted at TRC during certain times in order to not interfere with programming. This also allows you to learn to sit in your feelings and not reach for a mood-altering substance to feel better.

GOSSIP AND RUMOURS

Gossiping (speaking about others) is a form of mood-altering that boosts your esteem by putting down others. You’re here to focus on yourself and by deflecting your feelings towards others is not a healthy behaviour in recovery.

ADDING STRUCTURE AND RULES OF CARE

Making your bed, taking your hat off in a group setting, and not putting your feet up on furniture is a sign of respect for your space and those around you. By taking care of the little things, the big things become more manageable.

THE 21 COMPETENCIES OF THORPE’S ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM

The 21 competencies of the Thorpe Recovery Centre’s Addiction Treatment Program form the core experience that enables an individual to successfully complete a task, job, or professional assignment.

Personal development is also reinforced through intervention plans, by providing accountability and opportunities to take on commitments and initiatives, among other things. Below are the 21 competencies Thorpe Recovery Centre residents and staff are encouraged to develop:

1. Be organized and orderly

2. Be consistent

3. Be reliable

4. Active participation in own recovery

5. Ability to plan structured activities

6. Ability to lead structured activities

7. Transfer of learning

8. Take initiative

9. Express yourself appropriately

10. Encourage others

11. Accept being supervised

12. Team work abilities

13. Communicate effectively

14. Social integration abilities

15. Be objective

16. Be empathetic

17. Decision-making abilities

18. Problem-solving abilities

19. Ability to ask for help

20. Conflict resolution

21. Self awareness

TEAMWORK

The Thorpe Recovery Centre works as a team. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. It creates synergy; after all, the sum is greater than the parts.
  2. It supports a more empowered way of working, and removes constraints which may prevent someone doing their job properly.
  3. It promotes leaner structures with less hierarchy.
  4. It encourages multi-disciplinary work where teams cut across organizational divides.
  5. It fosters flexibility and responsiveness, especially the ability to respond to change.
  6. It promotes the sense of achievement, equity and camaraderie, which are essential for a motivated workplace.
  7. When managed properly, teamwork is a better way to work!
EVERYONE MATTERS

As an employee or volunteer at the Thorpe Recovery Centre, you matter! You matter to the organization and to the clients. Every conversation you have with your colleagues, and every interaction you have with the clients can change a person’s day.

BLAMING IS SHAMING

Blaming and shaming are attempts to project our bad feelings onto another person. “If I can shift my pain on to you, then I won’t have to feel it. If I believe you are the source of my pain, then I can justify transferring it back to you.” We blame others when we want to hurt them and control them. When we do this, we take advantage of the vulnerability we all share–the tendency to take responsibility for other’s feelings and to feel badly about ourselves.

At Thorpe we treat each other with dignity and respect because that’s the way we want to be treated

TEAMWORK

The Thorpe Recovery Centre works as a team. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. It creates synergy; after all, the sum is greater than the parts.
  2. It supports a more empowered way of working, and removes constraints which may prevent someone doing their job properly.
  3. It promotes leaner structures with less hierarchy.
  4. It encourages multi-disciplinary work where teams cut across organizational divides.
  5. It fosters flexibility and responsiveness, especially the ability to respond to change.
  6. It promotes the sense of achievement, equity and camaraderie, which are essential for a motivated workplace.
  7. When managed properly, teamwork is a better way to work!
EVERYONE MATTERS

As an employee or volunteer at the Thorpe Recovery Centre, you matter! You matter to the organization and to the clients. Every conversation you have with your colleagues, and every interaction you have with the clients can change a person’s day.

BLAMING IS SHAMING

Blaming and shaming are attempts to project our bad feelings onto another person. “If I can shift my pain on to you, then I won’t have to feel it. If I believe you are the source of my pain, then I can justify transferring it back to you.” We blame others when we want to hurt them and control them. When we do this, we take advantage of the vulnerability we all share–the tendency to take responsibility for other’s feelings and to feel badly about ourselves.

At Thorpe we treat each other with dignity and respect because that’s the way we want to be treated