When my husband began his treatment at Trafalgar I knew without a doubt that it was where he needed to be to receive treatment for his addiction and mental health. The treatment he received through the comprehensive program, and the support he received from the dedicated staff, were instrumental and invaluable in guiding him to take ownership of his addiction, be accountable for his behaviours, build his sense of self, and educate and equip him with coping mechanisms and skills that have ultimately saved his life. A spark has been reignited within him and he can now see and appreciate the beauty in his life. He is excited about what the future holds, and he once again has a smile that lights up his eyes. In addition to supporting my husband, Trafalgar has been an immense support to me through the weekly Friends & Family Support Group, as well as through individual and family therapy sessions. I know that my husband’s recovery is a lifelong journey, and I will be forever grateful to Trafalgar for supporting us each step of the way.- Stephanie (Spouse)
When I first arrived at Rice Lake I was broken physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Upon arriving I will never forget those three words a therapist said: “Miracles happen here”. At first, I was in such pain, I disregarded her. However, as I started to heal and open my mind, I couldn’t help remembering those words and believe in them. I have completed my stay at Rice Lake and I can truly say I have my life back!- D. O.
It just goes to show miracles can happen. After my 6-week stay with the amazing staff and clients at TR my life, has been turned around. The way I think is where I want to be. I look forward with a positive attitude and I do it with a smile now. If life isn’t treating you the way you want it to be, this amazing staff will get you where you want to be. I thank everyone that made this happen with sincerity.- P. B.
The staff are eclectic, as are my needs and goals and even the smallest of my concerns were always addressed with diligence and authenticity. I look forward to continuing in aftercare and maintaining strong ties with Trafalgar as to keeping my sobriety as flexible as possible. Everyone, from housekeeping to Head therapist taught me how to bend so I would not break and for that I am grateful.- M. T.
Mike is doing great! Your program certainly is fantastic! it seems I have the old Mike back that I married almost 35 years ago…- Spouse of Mike G.
I was a resident at Trafalgar for just over three months. When I entered treatment, I was suffering from extreme depressiona dn anxiety, and even had serious thoughts about ending my life. I’d also been struggling with a powerful behavioural addiction that had lasted almost 17 yeas. Trafalgar Residence literally saved my life.
Through individual and group sessions, I was able to learn how to live life on life’s terms. I learned that my addiction was a failed coping mechanism that I was using to numb the pain of life. I saw that rather than dealing with problems head-on, I would engage in self-destructive behaviours as a means of escape. Through my stay, I gradually learned effective and practical ways to deal with challenges through meditation, journaling, coping strategies and sharing my struggles with the staff and other clients.
The therapists at Trafalgar were outstanding. They were friendly, approachable and experienced professionals, who patiently listened to what I had to say in a caring and non-judgemental way, offering helpful and practical advice. I felt very comfortable working with them and never hesitated to speak with them about anything.
The residence itself is an outstanding facility. The home itself is like a first-class luxury resort, nestled in the beautiful Ontario countryside. It was very relaxing and therapeutic to go on daily walks in the wonder nearby forest. Trafalgar truly was a “breath of fresh air”. All the rooms and living areas were very clean, modern, and comfortable. It was a place that was easy to relax and unwind in, free from the pressures of daily livig. In addition, the food was outstanding. Delicious and healthy, I always looked forward to mealtimes.
I would highly recommend Trafalgar Residence to anyone seeking freedom from addiction and seeking the tools to build a better, happier and more fulfilling life. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to stay at this residence and thank everyone for their help and support.
Thank you to the staff at Trafalgar Residence.When I first went to the residence I was at a low point in my life because of alcohol abuse and my family felt I needed expert help.
I was made to feel welcome right off the start by the staff and fellow clients.I was taught that if I wanted to refrain from using alcohol again that I should follow a program that included a reliance on A.A. and the twelve steps that they suggested would help in my sobriety. After seeing that they could work for me, I adopted them into my life style,which I have followed since I left Trafalgar. During my stay the staff were caring and very helpful always keeping my welfare at heart.The food that we were privileged to have while we were there was exceptionally good. I have ate in a lot of first class restaurants in my day and the chef’s of Trafalgar were some of the best I have come across. Not only were they great chefs but they cared about my welfare and health.While I attended Trafalgar I had been diagnosed as a diabetic and they went out of their way to help me adapt to a new lifestyle as well as what food I should have.and they were most helpful as I adjusted to a new lifestyle without alcohol. The setting is ideal set in the rolling hills and valleys of Caledon Ontario.
Since I have been back home with my family they continued to follow up on how I was doing not only in relation to alcohol also how I was adapting to a new life style with my family.
I cant thank the staff enough and also the founders who felt strong enough to put into action what they believe. I am one that they helped to live a happier and better life without alcohol.
Keep up the good work. I will always be grateful for my days at Trafalgar and the benefit I received while I was there.
Age 74 – “You are never too old to need help in your life.”- Charlie R.
On my way to Trafalgar, I was nervous and nauseous; I did not know what to expect, what I had gotten myself into. The minute I walked through the front door, I was treated with dignity, compassion, respect and understanding. They taught me what it meant to have an addiction and gave me the skills and tools to cope with my disease. The staff is amazing. They have turned my life around and have set me on the path to recovery. The best decision I have ever made!- D. M.
The minute I walked through the door at Trafalgar I was amazed at how welcomed I was by all the staff. Their warm embrace brought a long awaited smile to my face. The knowledge I gained about my addiction was second to none. I rate Trafalgar Residence a 5 star!!- Anonymous
I would like to thank the whole staff at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres for making a stressful time in my life both fulfilling and rewarding.
Your compassion and thoughtfulness will not be forgotten.- J. R.
I came to Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres feeling ashamed, defeated and tired of being me.
I am leaving Trafalgar with the passion I once had for everything life has to offer and most importantly, the tools to keep me grounded.
Thank you to all the staff at Trafalgar for this second chance.- Ken
Trafalgar Residence is a great place to get your life back. The location, staff and therapists make you feel at home. There is a real sense of community and the therapists give you the tools to get back on track.- Mike
“A place to absorb help at your desired pace and approach techniques to apply it in a pragmatic way.”
During the stay at Trafalgar Residence, the experience had a comfortable transition from one stage to the next. The facility is idealistic to accommodate a strong willingness and effort to change from the clients perspective. The staff engages each client with certain empathy to better understand personal goals and struggles. Notably, however, there must be an ambition to seek out solutions to get the full potential of the help provided.
The freedoms and leisurely demeanor are very ideal for persons who accommodate introspective self work and quiet location. Food service is exceptional and highly diverse. There is ample free time to work at your own pace and a general understanding of that personalized recovery time frame.
There is a varying schedule of AA meetings throughout the week but satisfying aspect to integrate what works best for you. In general there is a level of autonomy that works best for individuals who need space, not rigidity.- Graham S.
Thank you Trafalgar for your help. After 30 days, I feel rejuvenated, healthy and clear minded. I feel like Trafalgar saved my life.- Anonymous
TR saved my life! The staff were always on point with information and compassion. I highly recommend this place to anyone with a substance addiction or process addiction.- T. A.
You are all awesome. This experience was truly transformational.- J. F. V.
TR has been an experience unlike any other. The compassion and willingness of the staff is unparalleled. I have never felt so safe and secure when faced with my personal struggles. Ones which were so overwhelming that I had almost given up. The program works! The knowledge and skills that I leave with have helped me work through my issues, and will help me maintain myself, allowing me to achieve my goals once I reintegrate myself back into my life at home. I am grateful for the 30 days here and everyone I had the privilege to meet along the way. I’ve gotten a kick-start for a new lifestyle. I am excited to see where I go from here. Thank you.- J. C.
I came to Trafalgar from a very chaotic, violent and drug-filled life in Southern California and left a new man, now virtually free of all the problems and issues that plagued my former life after my stay in Trafalgar.- E. N. J.
This being my third rehab in less than a year, I found the therapy I received one-on-one much better here than at Greenstone. The staff were all terrific and I would definitely recommend TR to others.- A.C.
Last night I had a conversation with my son. He came home from work. He looks good, healthy. Told me that he wanted to apply for a new program there. Then he told me about a project they gave him at work building something and that they told him he has been doing a great job.
Six months ago he was barely able to get to work, he was sick, he did not have conversations with me, he was a stranger, he was killing himself slowly in front of my eyes. I was a mess, my house was in chaos.
Thank you to you and your staff for what you do, without his time there things now would be very different, I’m sure. Your beautiful setting, your more relaxed approach is what he needed to be able to stay the 30 days and start his recovery.
Please share with your other staff that I am so grateful for that conversation with my son who is now my son again.
I realize there is still a road but right now things are good and I think you should hear the good things too.- Anonymous
So, can’t believe it’s been 30 days. My time here at Rice Lake Residence has been a healing, strengthening, eye-opening journey. I leave here a totally new me. Thank you for all of your guidance to better understand myself. MY TRUE SELF.- M. D.
When I arrived at Rice Lake on July 25th, I was a broken man. I was depressed, sad and angry. Having gone through the treatment process, I am a new person and am looking forward to my new life with my wife and my children and my grandchildren. I will always be grateful for the treatment I received. Thank you.- D. S.
When I came to Rice Lake, I was a mess. I was welcomed warmly and well-supported, making getting adjusted easier. Upon leaving, I feel more balanced, stronger and more confident in myself and my recovery. I appreciate everyone and all their efforts and support.- C. G.
My experience has been a very positive one. At Rice Lake, I was able to find my voice gain! I have learned a lot of strategies to deal with different situations. I’m feeling very thankful for the time I have spent here. Thank you once again.- T. E.
My stay at Rice Lake was so beneficial. I came here at rock bottom and I’m leaving here “fresh”. I have met amazing people in here; clients and staff. I learnt and understood what mindfulness is all about. I laughed like never before and most importantly, I did it sober. I also gained new friends, a big family and support group. Thank you for everything and keep up the great work. People really need places like this.- D. G.