Shunda Creek is a 12-week program that addresses substance abuse issues that require live-in treatment and support in an isolated environment. This 10-bed wilderness-based addictions treatment program supports individuals on their personalized journey to recovery. Learn more here.
Shunda Creek is licensed under the provisions of Part 1 of the Mental Health Services Protection Act of the Province of Alberta. View our license here.
What is wilderness-based addictions treatment?
Wilderness-based addictions treatment involves the integration of wilderness-based activities (e.g. camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, etc.) into addictions therapy services. Traditional therapeutic techniques, such as one-on-one counselling and group work, are combined with intensive adventure-based activities that utilize the healing power of nature and an isolated environment on the journey to recovery.
Referrals are completed through Alberta Health Services (AHS). Please contact (403) 340-5466 to book an appointment. To attend the Shunda Creek wilderness-based addictions treatment program, individuals must…
- Be between the ages of 18-24,
- Have a willingness to work towards recovery (voluntary program),
- Have a willingness to participate in mandatory wilderness-based activities, including year-round camping, canoeing, biking and hiking.
For more information about this program, please contact pre-admission counsellors Goldie Soonias at (403) 309-6181, or Christine Chambers at (403) 343-4404, or email shundaYATadmissions@ahs.ca.