About Us

Our Story

Since 1975, Thorpe Recovery Centre has provided quality programming to individuals and families affected by addiction and mental health challenges. From humble beginnings, Thorpe opened as a two-bed detoxification unit and, in 1988, evolved into a center that could house up to 30-clients with programming.

In 2012, we moved into the space we still call home today. Located just outside of Blackfoot, Alberta, this state-of-the-art 72-bed facility provides holistic addiction treatment for chemical and process dependencies.
Programming was developed to coincide with evidence-based research in the field of addiction treatment, culminating to what is offered today – treating the individual and their family across four platforms: biological, social, psychological, and spiritual. Always growing and ever-changing, client focus remains as it was from day one: the heart of what we do.

“Always growing and ever-changing, client focus remains as it has from day one: the heart of what we do.”


To be a leading organization that provides strength, hope and healing to those affected by addictions and related mental health challenges.


Within a recovery community we help build a pathway where individuals and families can achieve wellbeing and happiness.



Accreditation & License

We have been an accredited residential addiction treatment centre since 2011. Our programs are developed in close consultation with healthcare experts and feature customized programs. As we participate in Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum Accreditation Program, our performance is measured against national standards of excellence. From client safety and ethics to staff training and patterning within the community. We devote time and resources to continuously improve processes to provide our clients and their families with the best possible care and service.


The Pit
We encourage comradery and connection at Thorpe. Our affectionately called "pit" is a great place to bond or take time for oneself. There's a communal fire pit, comfortable seating, tables set up with board games available, and more; this is a great place for clients to enjoy.


Our Facility

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Our Staff & Board Members

Our Staff

Our team is committed to the success of our programs and our clients. We place a premium on ethics, education, and training to provide our clients with the best path to recovery.

Work With Us

Want to join our team of dedicated professionals? We’re always looking for knowledgeable staff with a passion for people.
Thorpe Recovery Centre Specialty Group

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated board members who help ensure our centre runs smoothly by setting policy and reviewing operations and financials. This governance board is composed of 5-9 volunteers with specialized skills.

Want to Join our Board?

We’re always looking for board members with a diverse skillset and a passion for people.

Join our Society

By joining our society, your annual membership fee of $25.00 allows you to vote in Society Meetings and access regular communication from our organization. Please note that if you wish to become a Board Member, you must hold a Society Membership too.