Aventa is the leader in the Province of Alberta in providing trauma informed, gender-specific, concurrent capable, live-in addiction treatment services for women.
Aventa offers a holistic treatment approach in helping women to overcome their addictions, and lead lives that are addiction free. Healthy women translate to healthy families, and healthy communities.
At Aventa, women help women to build resilience so that they may overcome the effects of trauma and addictions.
Incorporating curriculum materials researched and written by Dr. Stephanie Covington, our addiction treatment programs meet the unique needs of women.
Aventa provides gender-specific live-in addiction treatment services on a short-term and long-term basis. Our programs increase women’s understanding of the development and impact of their addictions. During treatment, women learn to maintain abstinence from their addictions and addictive behaviors, and experience an increase in their sense of well-being, and overall life satisfaction. Pregnant women are admitted without delay to help decrease the risks associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Women & Trauma
Aventa offers a trauma-informed curriculum researched and written by Dr. Stephanie Covington, and specifically designed for women with addictions. Aventa’s Professional Counsellors work as a team, providing group-focused and individualized treatment planning and recovery goals.
Many women have both addiction and mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety. When we treat the addiction, we must also treat underlying health issues. Aventa utilizes a holistic approach in treating women by using a biological, psychological, social and spiritual model.
Accreditation, Licencing & Awards
Aventa is a licensed Residential Addiction Treatment Provider under the Alberta Mental Health Services Protection Act.
Aventa is an accredited organization and has exemplary standing with Accreditation Canada.
2016 The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction – True Awards – True Service
2016 The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women Centennial Recognition Award
2016 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Community Justice Award – Leadership
2015 Ministry of Alberta Human Services – Inspiration Award for Leadership in Family Violence Prevention
2014 Bhayana Family Foundation Award- Collaboration MESH (the Alex, Fresh Start Recovery Centre and Prospect)
2005 Volunteer Calgary Leadership Award
1996 CCSA Award of Distinction
Information & Resources
Fentanyl Information & Resources
Fentanyl Facts & Figures
Fentanyl Prevention Card
Ecstasy and PMMA
Overdose Prevention Wallet Card
|Suicide Prevention Hotline||1-800-SUICIDE
|AHS Addiction & Mental
Health 24 Hour Helpline
|The Distress Centre||403.266.1605|
|Kid’s Help Phone||1.800.668.6868|
|Poison and Drug
Family and Friends
Family and Friends is a three part information series for all family members, significant others and supportive friends of current and previous clients, as well as those who did not graduate or are on the waitlist to attend treatment.