over 30 years of experience in treating addictions, ensuring your issues are
addressed in a supportive, understanding and non-judgement manner.
In 1976, our agency was incorporated as Napi Lodge and was located in the
old Warden’s House right by the jail. In 1982, Napi Lodge changed its name
to South Country Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre and relocated to the
property that we currently exist on.
In 1996, South Country Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centre changed its name to
South Country Treatment Centre as problem gambling treatment became a
mandate for our Centre and changed our program.
South Country Treatment Centre is a Funded Agency of the Alberta Health
Services (formerly AADAC). We are a 21 residential bed non-medical
facility for males and females over the age of 18. The Centre is located
in a quiet setting on the outskirts of Lethbridge, which allows clients to
focus on recovery without the concerns of everyday life.
Program services are designed to provide opportunities for individuals to
discover alternative activities and life skills to replace previous
dependencies. Through care and counselling the client is taught various
ways to deal with social, emotional and spiritual aspects of their life.
Lifelong patterns of dependencies are not easily broken. Time and effort
are needed to develop new attitudes, feelings and behaviours to replace
those, which were previously established. It is only when problems are
approached in a comprehensive manner; with compassion and understanding
that solutions are possible.
South Country Treatment Centre employs 20 staff, all who are from the
Lethbridge area. John La Forest, Executive Director is responsible for the
total operation of South Country Treatment Centre. Other positions at
South Country Treatment Centre include; Assistant Director, Program Co-ordinator,
Client Care Supervisor, 4 Counsellors, Program Secretary, Cook and 8 part
time Client Care Providers. At South Country Treatment Centre, our
experienced staff offer skilled, caring and confidential treatment.
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