A rehabilitation and treatment program for young adult males (18 to 24 years of age) seeking help with drug and alcohol addictions. Shunda Creek, a 12-week voluntary wilderness-based addiction treatment program, supports individuals on their personalized journey to recovery.
Males Ages: 18 to 24 years
Funded/Accessed by Alberta Health Services – Addiction and Mental Health
If you or someone you know is interested in attending treatment at Shunda Creek, please contact Alberta Health Services (403.340.5466) to book an appointment.
For any additional information contact the pre-admissions counsellors:
Goldie Soonias (403) 309-6181 and Christine Chambers (403) 343-4404, or email us at: shundaYATadmissions@ahs.ca.
Shunda Creek is licensed under the provisions of Part 1 of the Mental Health Services Protection Act of the Province of Alberta. Click here to download a PDF of the licence.
The 12-week voluntary program addresses substance abuse issues that require live-in treatment and support in an isolated environment. Shunda Creek is a 10-bed wilderness based live-in program provided in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and funded by AHS at no cost to clients.
The program is located west of Rocky Mountain House situated at the base of the Brazeau and Shunda Mountain ranges. We are an addiction treatment program first and foremost and believe that you are here to work on developing new skills to assist you in your addiction recovery and developing a life practice that will support you in living clean and sober.
Treatment group happens daily. Group happens not only in the group room, but as well on trail, at the end of a canoe trip, on a summit or a bike trip destination. A variety of topics and information is covered during your 12 weeks at Shunda Creek. Group is a critical part of treatment and participation is mandatory.
At Shunda Creek we incorporate wilderness in our treatment program. We camp all year round and get to our destinations by canoe, bike or hiking. Treatment is woven into everything we do and there is intention in all trip plans and activities.
Participation on trips is mandatory but be assured that we engage in safe risk and plan trips in partnership with you that are therapeutic in nature and enjoyable. Our staff who lead trips are qualified to do so and are well experienced in the areas we explore.
We provide quarterly family therapy weekends as well as ongoing support, to the extent requested, to assist in supporting healthy communication and reconciliation with your family.
Shunda Creek’s Vision
Instill an intentional shift and movement towards a new way of life; leading to personal growth, lasting sobriety and an awakening to one’s spirit to find purpose in life.