2nd Floor

Women’s Recovery Centre

Offering a Hand Up

The 2nd Floor Women’s Recovery Centre is a  live-in addiction recovery centre exclusively for women. Priority is given to women who are pregnant, or at risk of getting pregnant. You do not have to be pregnant to attend the 2nd Floor.

This 9 bed facility in Cold Lake, Alberta focuses on supporting women with problematic substance use in order to help them develop healthy lifestyles and have healthy children in the future. We work to create individual treatment plans for every woman, taking account each client’s unique circumstances, followed by an aftercare plan that builds a support network to assist her in her recovery journey.

If you have questions, you can call us 24/7 at 780.594.9903

Do you want to know what to expect at the 2nd Floor? Our Client Handbook has all the information that you need.

Client Handbook

If this is the right program for you or someone you care about click the links below and start the enrollment process:

Please note: Our fax number has changed to 780.594.9907 


We are located in Cold Lake, Alberta

4823- 50th Street

T9M 1P1

Call Toll Free- 1-877-594-5454


Fax- 780-594-9907

We are a 9-bed live-in addiction recovery facility for self-identified women.  We offer individual programming to pregnant women or women at risk of getting pregnant.

You can call the above number and we can help you with filling out a Referral Package.  To be considered for our program you must send a completed referral package & pre admission medical assessment

Due to the complications in detoxification, especially during pregnancy, we are unable to provide detox at the 2nd Floor. Pregnant clients are required attend a 5-7 day, medically supervised detox.

Non-pregnant clients who are unable to remain sober prior to their intake date will be advised to attend a 5-7 day medically supervised detox.

Yes, the initial interview can be done on the phone with the client and the referral agency. The client will need to be physically present at the 2nd Floor for the Formal Intake.

We accept women with substance use issues aged 15+. We accept women who are not pregnant in their child bearing years, but at high risk of drug or alcohol affected pregnancies.

All women are accepted for a 42 day program. Pregnant clients can stay until approximately 1 month before their baby is born.  Women are welcome to come at any time during their pregnancy- the earlier the better.

Discharge dates are based on each woman’s Individual Recovery Plan.

Daily fees are $40.00 per day.

For women paying for themselves: they will be required to pay the Fee Schedule at the beginning of the month.  If a Self-Pay user self-discharges before month’s end, fees are non-refundable. If a Self-Pay user is scheduled to be discharged before month’s end, the Fee Schedule will be reduced accordingly.

Fees may be paid by cash, certified cheque or E-Transfer.

Our programming is based in an IRP, Individual Recovery Plan that is holistic, relationship based and harm reduction focused.

Programming at the 2nd Floor includes:

  • counselling (group sessions & 1:1)
  • strength identification and life skills building
  • cultural connectivity
  • alternative therapies (massage, reiki, yoga, drumming, meditation, art)
  • volunteering in the community
  • relationship/family/parenting skills, prenatal education
  • appointments with health practitioners (as needed)
  • other components as required by the Client.

Each woman will have individual counselling with our experienced Addictions Counsellor.

There is also access to group counselling, informal group sessions, peer facilitated self-help groups and other treatment options. Each Individual Recovery Plan will be set up to meet the needs and abilities of each woman.

After Care planning begins during the first week of each woman’s stay and is a transition plan to assist each woman to return to her community or community of her choice.  Each woman will be assisted in building a network of supports- contacting them and beginning to form relationships that will support clients when they leave the 2nd Floor.

Yes. No one can enter the facility without permission.

We are unable to accommodate children in our facility. The 2nd Floor works with women and their support services to arrange supervised visits with their children.

Women will be able to send and accept mail at the 2nd Floor.  Women will have access to a phone as stated in their IRP. Contact and healthy communication will be encouraged during recovery in order to strengthen relationships with children, spouses, extended family, etc.

Yes, personal property will be searched upon admission. There will be random room searches when contraband is suspected, and/or upon return from outside the centre.

If a woman AWOLs, she may be required to attend a medical examination. AWOL, contraband, or other “rule breaking” behaviour will be treated on an individual basis. If a client and program staff decide to continue her stay at the 2nd Floor, her IRP will be tailored to better suit her needs.

Yes, we are able to accept women on methadone maintenance and Suboxone.

Marijuana maintenance programs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Women taking prescriptions for anti-psychotic medications will need to continue taking their medication to be accepted to our program.

Women will be allowed scheduled smoke breaks in an outside smoking area and with a staff member present.

Clients have access to an in-house Nurse who will address any health concerns you may have. Clients will have access to healthcare professionals in the community as needed.

The 2nd Floor will be staffed at all times. There will be double staffing when there are more than 3 residents and/or when required.