• DESPERATE? FEEL LIKE THERE’S NOWHERE TO TURN?

    DESPERATE? FEEL LIKE THERE’S NOWHERE TO TURN?

    AARC is here. Connect with one of our assessment coordinators within 48 hours.

  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION

    COMMUNITY EDUCATION

    AARC is committed to serving society in the prevention of addiction through education and outreach work within the community. Please view our upcoming events.

  • Teens suffering from addiction need exceptional treatment

    Teens suffering from addiction need exceptional treatment

    “Adolescents abuse different substances, experience different consequences, and are less likely to seek treatment on their own because they may not want, or think they need, help.”

    National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2014

  • Hope -- the best treatment for kids with addiction

    Hope -- the best treatment for kids with addiction

    Adolescent addiction turns your world upside down. That little kid you remember has disappeared. Your family is tearing itself apart. You feel helpless. You are looking for hope.

    AARC is a community of people who know what you are going through. We’ve assembled a team that can address the psychological, social and biological challenges of the kid you love. But more than that, we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t give up hope. Hope is here, in this community every day, and in the stories of our graduates.

  • Together we are strong enough for tough times

    Together we are strong enough for tough times

    At AARC, we recognize that addiction is a disease that has biological, psychological, social and spiritual impact on young people. What they need is a supportive family, well-informed peers to mentor them and addiction specialists to help them through tough times.

    That’s the caring community we have created at AARC, a semi-residential treatment centre, with volunteer Recovery Homes, peer counsellors and a 12 step bio-psycho-socio-spiritual program that treats every aspect of addiction.

  • We treat all adolescents; no family is turned away

    We treat all adolescents; no family is turned away

    AARC does not discriminate. We welcome everyone, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, faith or income.

  • EXCEPTIONAL TREATMENT MEANS EXCEPTIONAL GENEROSITY

    EXCEPTIONAL TREATMENT MEANS EXCEPTIONAL GENEROSITY

    $2.025M -- what AARC needs each year to help kids with addiction

Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre: Families United Against Addiction

AARC provides long-term, cost-effective, family-centric, full-time addiction treatment, designed for the exceptional needs of adolescents. Clients stay in recovery homes with host families. Treatment is based on a unique 12 step (AA) model that promotes peer counselling and lifelong abstinence, accepting that addiction is a chronic disease. AARC is the last hope for many families.

AARC RELIES ON DONATIONS

Out of every dollar AARC spends on care, only 27¢ comes from client fees, investment interest and other income. The rest comes from generous donors like you and from our fundraising efforts. Every year, AARC needs to find almost $3 million to provide the care that families are crying out for. Will you step up this year?

DONATE NOW

Miracles happen every day.
With your help.

Addiction destroys lives and tears families apart. But AARC offers hope. Your donation can help pay for the first day of care. (Suggested donation - $75)

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Recovery takes commitment. And committed donors.

Adolescent addiction needs long-term treatment. AARC's program works for teens. Your monthly donation helps support host family care. (Suggested donation - $25 a month)

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