The Social Model Program
Our Social Model addiction recovery program teaches that while we think as individuals, we succeed together. Community interaction and personal experiences are the tools we use to help others. Recovery is an individual choice and an ongoing process that is demonstrated, measured and strengthened by community involvement.
We emphasize the process of relearning responses to challenges, stresses, and anxieties through ‘‘doing’’ and ‘‘experiencing’’ things in a new way by watching positive role models. Our Social model program is successful because of the effective way we build strong, positive social coping behaviours and social support systems.
Our Social model recovery program configures our human resources, organizational structures, and physical spaces differently than conventional treatment programs. 75% of our staff are people with lived experience and develop and manage the recovery environment, as well as serves as role models, through modelling the behaviour expected of the clients.
The Social Model at Westminster House provides the reintroduction to drug-free social activities within the community. Allowing an opportunity to teach clients how to have fun and to experience life as enjoyable and productive without drug use. Westminster House understands that addiction is the disease of isolation and that making connections is the best medicine and the advantages of the Social Model of Recovery.
New West Recovery
What does that mean?
Since 1980 people have been coming to Westminster House and The Last Door for addiction treatment. After completing treatment, these people have stayed in New Westminster and started their new life free from addiction. For over 35 years people living in long-term recovery have made New Westminster their home, creating a strong recovery presence in the community and a support system for our clients.
British Columbia has been host to the Recovery Capital of Canada for the past three decades. New Westminster boasts some of the largest 12 step meetings, largest recovery events, with the youngest median age of people in recovery, inspiring thousands of clients and their families to recover.
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