Halton Recovery House

Halton Recovery House (HRH), established in 1975, is a 21-bed menís residential addiction treatment centre. While attending the 28 - 90 day program, men develop healthy coping strategies and acquire new skills to handle the daily dimensions of living without mood-altering substances. The HRH treatment program incorporates 12-step philosophy, which helps men get connected to others in their communities.

The Halton Mississauga Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) provides core funding towards sixteen beds. Seven beds are offered to men with extended healthcare benefits or who wish to pay for a no-wait-admission. Additional funding is provided by the United Ways of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

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Is It Right for You?
What to Expect
Men's Aftercare Program
Admission Criteria
Intake Process
How to Reach Us

Is it right for you?

  • HRH provides a comprehensive,  28 - 90 day residential program with treatment services for men recovering from the effects of alcohol and/or drug addiction.

  • Open to men ages 18 and over.

  • Dedicated, qualified and compassionate staff.

  • Family and friends are welcome to pick up their loved one for a visit on Sundays between 9:00am to 6:00pm after the man completes his first 14 days of treatment.

  • Before having a Sunday visit, the primary support people who wish to visit are required to attend a psycho-educational family group session called "Steps to Self Care". Please refer to the intake package to verify the date, location and time. Visitation will follow the session if the above requirement is met.

What to Expect

The gender-specific, 28 - 90 day treatment program addresses the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of addiction. Components of the program include:

  • Pre-admission interview and orientation to the treatment program.

  • Psycho-educational groups, process groups and individual counselling.

  • Working through addiction-related issues: trauma, guilt, grief, denial, unresolved anger, assertiveness, self-esteem, and risks for relapse.

  • Building healthy relationships and practicing effective communication skills.

  • Participating in healthy leisure activities: yoga, meditation and swimming.

  • Participating in 12-step meetings. Graduates of the program are welcome to attend.

Continuing Care

Continuing Care:  Every Wednesday from 6:00pm Ė 8:00pm at Halton Recovery House

Halton Recovery House offers a Continuing Care Program for men who have completed the residential treatment program. The Continuing Care Program is an integral part of HRHís program, and plays a vital role in menís recovery. Weekly meetings, for up to two years, provide recovery tools and support, to help men cope and re-build their lives.

If you have completed treatment at Halton Recovery House, or at another treatment program and have inquiries about the Continuing Care Program, please contact George Hirschler the Continuing Care case manager at (905) 878-1120 Ext. 221 or email.

Menís Continuing Care Program is funded by the United Ways of Oakville and Halton Hills.

Admission Criteria

Self-referrals can be made by calling the Admissions Coordinator at 905.878.1120, ext. 228 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Twelve beds are covered by Ministry funds, except for an PROGRAM FEE of $100, payable on arrival, which covers the cost of program activities and materials during the 24-day stay.


  • Men, ages 18 and over, with alcohol and/or drug addiction.

  • Participate in screening and assessment procedures, including a telephone and face-to-face interview.

  • Participants' physical and mental health must be stable enough to fully participate in a structured, intensive treatment program; as evidenced by their physician's report form and any other health reports that may be required.

  • Must be compatible with a 12-step, abstinence-based treatment philosophy (not on drug replacement therapy or other contraindications).

Admission Process

  • The Admission Coordinator receives a call from the man, inquiring about residential treatment.

  • The Admissions process is explained and the man is asked to arrange to have the Provincial Assessment Tools done at a local Assessment and Referral agency.

  • After the Admission Coordinator receives the Provincial Assessment Tools he calls the man to make an appointment for a face-to-face interview.

  • If HRH is a good fit for the man he is put on the waiting list until a bed is available. If HRH is not a good fit, the man is referred to other treatment centres.

Wait List Priority

  • Priority shall be given to individuals who face imminent and severe consequence if treatment initiation is delayed, including but not limited to; incarceration, child custody/welfare issues, impact on immigration or similar status, academic or regulatory requirements. Priority status shall be given to individuals who are seeking their first residential treatment admission over those who are seeking a second or subsequent admission.

How to Reach Us

For more information:
Call 1.877.761.6357 or 905.878.1120
Fax 905.878.1269
Email rickm@hopeplacecentres.org

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