Into Action Recovery Society

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Our Purpose

Our Burnaby Addiction Treatment Centre for Men is a non-profit recovery society dedicated to empowering men struggling with substance misuse to make a significant difference in the quality of their lives.

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Our Services

Dedicated to providing new direction to all men struggling with addiction there was a turning point where our team had the inner vision to expand services beyond our Burnaby Addiction Treatment Centre for Men.

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Our Mission

We all have the power to share and it’s the mission of Into Action Recovery Society to share our knowledge, resources, time and support to make a difference in the lives of men often forgotten or in a condition of hopelessness.

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Addiction Treatment Centre for Men

Into Action Recovery is a non-profit recovery program dedicated to helping men overcome addiction to alcohol or drugs and go on to create the kind of life they truly desire. Situated in the Greater Vancouver area, Into Action has been transforming lives since 2012, with a clinical team of certified addiction Counsellors and professional staff who have excelled in fostering real and lasting change in the men that attend the programs.

The quality of care offered is of utmost importance to us. The residential environment is safe, clean, and quite comfortable, as we want you to feel at home.

No matter how long you’ve been struggling with addiction or what kind of drug you’re struggling with, it’s never too late to recover. We’ve helped many men overcome addictions to alcohol, cocaine, crack, prescription pills, heroin, fentanyl, and more. With our help, you can begin a recovery path toward getting every bit of your life back – and making it even better!

Here at Into Action, we welcome you with open, compassionate arms, ready to work alongside you toward sobriety, healing, and growth. Your recovery is our success, and we take that very seriously.

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Treatment Programs

Treatment begins in the First Stage Residential Program, where you live in a safe and secure environment with a small group of other men who are also working toward recovering from addiction. This first stage introduces you to a lifestyle where recovery is embraced, and sobriety maintained. You’ll spend each day engaging in a structured recovery program that will teach you a variety of tools you can use to cope with all aspects of life without the use of alcohol or drugs.

You days will consist of a schedule of helpful groups and activities throughout the day designed to improve your entire life. The following are various sessions or activities you’ll experience:

  • Educational group sessions – Here you’ll learn more about addiction and tools that can help you in recovery. Learn about triggers and how you can combat them if and when they come. Create an aftercare treatment plan, so you’ll have a recovery plan in place once you return home. You’ll also learn valuable skill sets, such as coping skills, anger management, conflict resolution, and more.
  • One-on-one counselling sessions – Chances are you have some things you’d like to discuss with a qualified Counsellor. Many times, men tend to stuff their negative emotions for years and years. Or, they run or try to escape from inner pain. You’ll have the opportunity to start digging in therapy with a licensed Counsellor, facing your fears and moving toward healing on all levels.
  • Support Groups – You’ll attend various 12 Step support group meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and SMART Recovery. Step work can be very helpful for continued sobriety, so you’ll have some time to begin working through the 12 Steps.

Typically, men stay in the First Stage Residential Program 60 days. All-in-all, you’ll receive plenty of opportunities for self-reflection, healing, and even some recreational time in a common room where you can enjoy your favorite shows on Netflix on a nice sized flat screen TV.

The Second Stage Transitional Program is a transitional process for those who have completed the First Stage Residential Program. It’s for those men who already have sobriety, yet still desire to take time in a semi-structured environment to become stronger in recovery before going back to their home environment. This is an excellent next step for those who are ready to get back to work or school, yet still want the structure and security that a recovery program provides.

We understand reintegrating into the community – and oftentimes life back in your home – can be challenging. The Second Stage Program is just the program that will give you the kind of support you need as you continue to progress toward fully independent living.

In this stage, you’ll commit to remaining sober and clean, attend at least four support meetings per week, commit to one daily chore, and be willing to be randomly drug tested. Residents typically spend 30 days in this stage before moving onto Stage Three or reintegrating back home. You’ll certainly have more freedom in this stage, as it’s more self-directed, but you also have some support and structure to lean on.

The Third Stage Transitional Program is for those men who have completed the Second Stage Program. As a long-term sober living home in a residential community, this program is great for those men who have jobs or attend school, yet aren’t quite ready to live independently. The homes are clean, safe, and comfortable.

It’s much like the Second Stage Program, but it’s geared more for those who desire to stay longer term. The amount of time will vary from person to person, depending on particular needs and desires.

Sober coaches, also known as recovery coaches or licensed interventionists, can help you navigate the winding road that goes along with recovery from addiction. As you probably know, life will throw some curve balls your way – and some of them can be quite challenging. However, if you have a recovery coach on your side, acting as a coach that trains and equips you for success, you’re much more apt to face those challenges without feeling the need to reach for alcohol or drugs.

Sober coaches are usually utilized in early recovery, where you’re still learning and implementing valuable recovery tools learned while in treatment. Our sober coaches are licensed and fully trained in interventions, recovery coaching, and consultation. They’ll keep you accountable, encourage you, and offer their experiences and wisdom.

Timewise, the number of hours per week your sober coach will be available for coaching varies from person to person. You may opt for several hours a week or an hour or so every day – it’s whatever suits you. If you find yourself triggered or struggling, you can call upon your sober coach and process what’s going on in a healthy way. They can also help you modify your treatment plan if necessary.

One thing is for sure – a sober coach is a valuable asset to have on your side. Those that have sober coaches and take serious the role they play tend to have greater success in their recovery, as well as other aspects of their life.

Finding the right alcohol or drug treatment program for you is a process that matters. Oftentimes, people choose a program based solely on the cost, perhaps because of lack of funds. Others look more toward a treatment program that’s more private and/or offers more luxurious services.

There’s no right or wrong on the matter. It’s whatever someone desires.

I Need Help

Admitting that you need help is your first step toward freedom from addiction. For that, we commend you. Here at Into Action, we’re ready to assist you in finding the best treatment path for you. Join many other men across Canada who have completed addiction treatment here by giving us a call right now. We have caring and compassionate staff who would love to discuss your needs.

Testimonials

Our Previous Patients

This place saved my Life!! I was down and out, sick of what addiction had done to my life. The staff are incredible here, caring and respectful

Ivan Y

The staff are caring and the recovery is serious, it is in the end up to you but into action provides a safe place for you to turn your life around, the give you the tools and support. what you do with what they give you is up to you! A good place to go for a new start.

Erin D

Thank you for being a REAL treatment centre! What I mean by REAL is a place where people actually care and want to see you do well in recovery.

Reginal M
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