A 10-acre parcel of land in north Red Deer will be the new home of the 75-bed recovery community
A 10-acre parcel of land in north Red Deer will be the new home of the 75-bed addictions recovery community.
The Government of Alberta and the City of Red Deer worked together to pick the location within the Chiles Industrial Park, directly adjacent to Highway 2A. Construction of the recovery community is anticipated to start this fall.
Recovery communities, also known as therapeutic communities, are a form of long-term residential treatment for addiction and used in more than 65 countries around the world.
MLA for Red Deer-South Jason Stephan said said recovery communities are special places, where individuals love and serve each other in their individual journeys to recovery.
“Addictions have the capacity to disconnect our wills and rob us of the power to decide, inflicting suffering on ourselves, our families and communities, this is very exciting news!”
“The identification of the location of the future therapeutic community marks an important next step towards a solution to many of the health and social challenges our community has contended with for years due to lack of comprehensive health and social infrastructure and programming in our city and region. This project will help respond to the long-standing need for local residential addictions treatment to help address community impacts of the national drug crisis.”
Tara Veer, mayor, City of Red Deer