Psalm 23 Addiction
A Holistic Residential
Program That Works
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"Short term programs simply do not give those
struggling with addiction the time, attention and on-going support needed to sustain a long term
We recognized early on that something radically different needed to be
done to break the vicious cycle of repeated relapses to achieve a lasting freedom from
this end, we developed Psalm 23's comprehensive program of holistic recovery, restoration and reintegration.
It is a highly structured, abstinence based alcohol and drug addiction
treatment designed to effectively foster a lasting, addiction free lifestyle
Psalm 23 addiction recovery program goes far beyond addressing substance abuse habits alone. It gets
straight to the mental, emotional and spiritual root causes and treats the whole person by offering resident
safe supportive housing; nutritious meals, and
Christian spiritual development, mentoring and
educational, vocational and life skills
- community outreach and meaningful service
individual and group counselling sessions
ongoing peer and community support, encouragement
Each element is necessary to initiate and sustain
a student's long term recovery and return to positive citizenship. No stone is left unturned.
aspect required to live a lasting addiction free life is addressed. These include:
1. Emotional: To
release the underlying shame, guilt, fear, anxiety, depression, unworthiness, anger and abandonment driving
the addiction, while transforming a negative self image to one of a positive self-identity, acceptance and
2. Physical: To
develop habits of healthy self-care including regular exercise, nutritious cooking and eating, as well as
proper rest, relaxation and sleeping habits.
3. Academic: To engage in lifelong learning including the completion of
secondary and post-secondary education through online upgrade
4. Social: To
learn to live in positive, supportive relationships with other students, while selflessly serving the
community without expectation of reward.
5. Spiritual: To
cultivate an intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ with spiritual practices including prayer
(talking to God), meditation (being still and listening for His voice); scripture reading for guidance and
strength; church attendance for inspiration and worship; and small group ministry as a way of learning
teamwork, while giving back to the community.
6. Vocational: To gain valuable job skills
in a variety of possible careers including: Construction, Woodworking, Auto Mechanics, Food Safe Cooking
and Restaurant Management, Janitorial, Outreach and Support Worker, Recycling, Farming and Greenhouse
Management, Small Business Management and others.
7. Financial: To learn how to earn, save,
budget, spend and give money wisely.
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Psalm 23's Five
Level Recovery Journey -
Providing The Love, Hope
and Support That Heals
"We're privileged to journey with our students through the Five Levels of
Psalm 23's Recovery
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Each level has been carefully designed and integrated to ensure the
optimal conditions necessary for a successful and lasting
Students must demonstrate in word and actions a mastery of the
principles of the Level before they can progress to the
next. Through this powerful,
inspiring and accountable process, we are making a real and lasting difference in the lives of those
struggling with addiction - one person at a time.
Assessment and Introduction
30 days, where students entering the program gain a basic education
about addiction and are exposed to the spiritual component of total recovery.
Level 2: Intensive Recovery
90 days, where students breakthrough denial, develop the ability to
share and express feelings, cultivate a Christian spirituality that empowers the transformation of negative
thought and behaviour patterns.
Level 3: Life Planning
20 days, where students gain job search skills, develop a relapse
prevention plan and begin their integration into a supportive and healthy community
Level 4: Community Integration
90 days, where students bridge off the welfare system, enroll in full
time school or gain full time employment, engage in a home/church support group, re-establish family
relationships and become actively involved in community service work.
Level 5: Alumni/Discipleship
Ongoing recovery maintenance, where students graduate the Psalm 23
program, become Alumni who live in a supportive and healthy community environment, actively work their
relapse prevention plan, be involved with a church and home support group and be a recovery sponsor to a new
student in Phases 1 and 2.
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Psalm 23 Addiction Recovery
Meaningful Milestones and
Achievements To Expect
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time, students develop the vital skills needed to not only permanently end their alcohol and/or
drug abuse, but also to achieve other rewarding life and career
As students progress through the Program's five
levels, they gain essential mental, emotional and spiritual insights into the root causes of their
addiction. With this deepening awareness and accelerated personal
growth, they learn empowering new ways of thinking, relating and behaving.
Through time, students develop the vital self-care
and personal management skills needed to not only to permanently end their alcohol and/or drug abuse, but also to
achieve other rewarding life and career milestones. These life
changing achievements often include:
- completing their GED
- learning a valuable job related skill such as using
computers, cooking, woodworking, catering, construction, building maintenance or
- regaining their driver's
- public speaking to share their recovery
- getting into good physical
- reuniting with their spouse, children and family
- getting gainful
- learning to lead and mentor
- bridging off the welfare
- becoming financially responsible and
- giving back of their time and talents to the
- many other richly rewarding
These achievements are recognized and celebrated not only
within The Psalm 23 community of students, friends, relatives and Alumni, but also by the community at large
at outreach events, fundraising activities and public addiction
educational workshops. Learn
more about the Power of Community here.
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For more information or to enrol, call: 604-870-5616 or email: