It's time to change your story of addiction.
And, Thorpe is a great place to start.
I don't avoid hard conversations. I quit running away. I try not to judge others. I have realistic expectations. I'm fair and I'll never ask someone else to do more than I'm doing. When I make mistakes, I admit it. I don't play the victim. The news is filled with grim reports of addicts overdosing. It may seem like addiction is winning the war. But, that's not true. Sadly, deaths get media attention. But what about life? Everyday people are seeking help and getting clean and sober. It's time to even the odds. Speak up, and reach out. Many recovering addicts are living extraordinary lives. The truth is, we do recover.
Here's a fast fact for you: In 1992 Canadian provincial governments raked in $2.7 billion running lotteries, video lottery machines, casinos and non-casino slots. In 2007 that number had skyrocketed to over $13.67 billion. Today, that number is even higher. And when you include the amount of money made off Canadians by offshore on-line casino companies the number is staggering.
According to Statistics Canada, there are about 26.6 million Canadians over the age of 20 or 70% of Canadian adults who have gambled. Of those it is estimated that 3% (500,000) have been affected by problem gambling.
Coming in January 2017
Thorpe's New Gambling Intensive Program
Thorpe Recovery Centre (TRC) utilizes a three phase transitional approach to its treatment program. Within each phase of treatment our intent is to care for the client on four basic levels: Biological, Psychological, Social and Spiritual. Programming includes: Medically supported Detoxification, Transitional Assessment and a 42(+) day Residential Treatment.
Thorpe Recovery Centre has introduced a series of 5 day intensive programs. They include a Family Intensive, Sex Addiction Intensive and Grief Intensive. Led by Certified Addictions Counselors, the 5 day intensives provide information and techniques that will promote recovery for both the family and the addict.
There is nothing like reading the stories of past TRC clients to get a sense of how their experience was at Thorpe and in some cases how they are doing now. Take the time to read some of our client stories. Many are passionate about recovery and their story of addiction and hopelessness have changed to extraordinary lives.
Thorpe Recovery Centre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing client-centred and community based addiction services. We provide Residential Treatment, Medically Supported Detox and several 5 day intensive seminars on Sex Addiction, Family and Grief.
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