Kinghaven Treatment Centre was founded in 1971 as a recovery house for men in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Over time, it has grown into a modern 62-bed men’s residential treatment facility. The facility shares a campus with The George Schmidt Centre, a sober living home, and Valley House, a transitional care facility.
Kinghaven is affiliated with Peardonville House, a nearby residential treatment facility for women and mothers and their young children. Kinghaven’s residential program is 10 weeks long and includes an optional five-week Employment Readiness Program for highly motivated residents.
Accommodations and Food
Kinghaven’s facility is state-of-the-art with a fully staffed industrial kitchen that serves all meals and snacks. Men have roommates in double-bunked rooms and the facility has a weight room as well as basketball and badminton courts. There’s also a workout area, and all treatment plans include fitness classes. The grounds have ample space for running and hiking. Cell phone and computers are not permitted, but the facility does have designated smoking patios.
Treatment and Staff
If clients are in need of detox, they can do so at Fraser Health’s nearby Riverstone Detoxification Program. Treatment at Kinghaven follows the Harm Reduction Model. Residents have four phases of treatment: Orientation, Program Development, Group Therapy and Transition/Aftercare Planning. Treatment plans include a daily schedule of group and individual therapy, psychoeducation classes and optional on-site 12-step or SMART Recovery peer support meetings.
Therapy uses CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) and treatment groups are led by clinical counselors who are either Certified Addiction Counselors (CACs) or peer support workers. The treatment team also includes an addictionologist and a psychiatrist who consults with clients with co-occurring disorders every two weeks.
In their fifth week of treatment, clients who are stabilized and motivated to improve their job skills can apply for the Employment Readiness Program. Clients continue group therapy, with a focus on communication skills, goal setting and creating healthy boundaries. WorkBC also comes to the centre to conduct workshops on job search and resume writing skills.
In their final phase of treatment, clients work with counselors to create aftercare plans that may include placement in one of Kinghaven’s Second Stage facilities.
Kinghaven periodically hosts a Family Day that offers addiction and recovery education groups for clients’ loved ones. Family can also visit residents on weekend afternoons from 1 to 4:30 pm. Culturally-sensitive treatment is available for First Nations clients. Once clients earn weekend passes, they can visit the nearby Leisure Centres for exercise and recreation.
In its 40-plus years in Abbotsford, Kinghaven Treatment Centre has grown from a modest recovery home to a modern complex of men’s treatment centers that are part of a network of treatment facilities that provide specialized recovery programs for men and women. Its 10-week residential program moves clients through four phases of treatment that include extensive group therapy, life skills classes and employment readiness training. Kinghaven’s treatment team ensures that clients create substantial aftercare plans that enable them to continue to flourish after the program ends.
Kinghaven Treatment Centre
31250 King Rd
Kinghaven Treatment Centre Cost: $2,800 CAD self-pay ($2149.96 per publishing day exchange rate, 30 days); government subsidies are available. Reach Kinghaven Treatment Centre by phone at (604) 864-0039 and by email at [email protected]. Find Kinghaven Treatment Centre on Facebook
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