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Aventa is a respected leader in the field of addiction treatment for women. Our programs work.

One of Aventa’s priorities is working with pregnant women; pregnant women are admitted without delay which helps decrease the risks associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

It has been researched and demonstrated that addictions in women exist for different reasons and manifest in different forms than addictions in men, underlining the need for gender-specific treatment. Due to women’s histories of violence and trauma, gender-specific treatment provides a safe opportunity for recovery.

Aventa offers a trauma-informed curriculum and our treatment programs place an emphasis on providing an environment that is safe, supportive, and establishes a clear recovery process for women. Trauma plays an integral role in the lives of women with substance abuse issues. Aventa’s own experience has consistently shown that 85-95% of our women have suffered at least one traumatic event in their lives, but in most cases women have suffered many events which often began in childhood.

At least 65% of our Clients have both addiction and mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Depression can often kill the will to live and disconnect the inner strength that would make it possible to fight their addictions. So, when we treat the addiction, we must also treat underlying health issues. Our Clients learn to define themselves in a new and healthy way and are given time to grieve about their losses and slowly move past them. This significantly decreases the relapse rate as they address these painful events in their lives.

When women turn to us, they are in great need of a place of safety, hope, insight and information. That is what women find at Aventa.

Aventa is an accredited organization with Accreditation Canada.


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