Our History

The Drumheller Society for Recovery is a group of people concerned with the recovery of chemical dependence and /or alcohol. The idea of a recovery house was originated in 1986 by two Drumheller residents (one a recovering alcoholic and the other a social worker) while they were discussing the plight of a third who was in need of such support not available in Drumheller.  On August 8, 1990 Grace House accepted its first residents from Renfrew Recovery Center in Calgary.

The Program

Grace House is an Alberta Health Services licensed facility.

Grace House offers a 90 day residential recovery program for men addicted to alcohol and/or drugs.

The program is based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and basic life skills: showing the residents how the two, in combination can help lead to a clean, sober life.

Residents participate in group sessions during the morning, are scheduled for regular in house one-on-one sessions during the afternoon and are required to attend 7 self help support meetings per week (AA, CA, NA) in the evenings.

Residents also participate in the Odd Job Squad which is considered a vital component in their recovery. They become a member of the Grace House Team, providing valuable services to community members.

In order to graduate the program residents must:

  • complete all 12 Steps within 90 days,
  • complete a relapse Prevention module,
  • complete an Aftercare plan

Upon graduation, residents can access referrals to other agencies.

All Grace House Alumni are invited to celebrate anniversaries here at the Grace House.

Grace House is a Recovery Home for 12 men, with shared accommodation . Grace House serves males aged 25 and older, who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction and want to live a life of recovery.

Incoming residents must:

  • have at least 7 days clean-time, and will be required to participate in Drug/Alcohol Test upon arrival;
  • be a resident of Alberta

COVID-19 - During this global health crisis, we have implemented A.H.S. Guidelines with regard to admissions and day to day operations. Currently we are accepting new applicants with a minimum of 10 days Quarantine in a supervised setting. (policy is subject to change).

Odd Job Squad

Residents participate in the Odd Job Squad as work therapy is considered valuable to their recovery. The Odd Job Squad provides lawn care, snow removal services for senior and disabled persons within the Drumheller community. Grace House residents get out into the community, feel a part of active society, as well as work on teamwork, attitude and work ethics. This is a win win situation. Clients can remain in their homes longer and residents of Grace House get to relearn work skills lost to addictions. Grace House also sets up chairs for events, sets up tents for Farmers markets, will move large items if people need help. The Odd Job squad is coordinated by Grace House staff.


Anyone can become a member of Grace House usually someone that is interested in recovery or addiction. Membership cost $15 per year, you will receive quarterly updates about our goals and accomplishments.

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