If you (or someone you know) are interested in coming to Pacifica the following information will help you with the process.

As you probably already know, recovery is not an easy journey, and each person has to find their own way through. Some individuals struggle with complex and difficult challenges that they will need to deal with in order to be able to get some solid clean time. Sometimes the hardest part is getting the hope that there are answers that will really work. It’s hard to do the work without hope that it will pay off.

It’s important to remember that Pacifica is just one possible step in the journey to recovery, and without support and guidance and the right timing, it won’t be a magic answer. However, when things are in place and the time is right, we can be a fantastic boost in the right direction.

Clients can be referred to Pacifica by four different types of people:

    1. Outpatient alcohol and drug counsellors (call 211 for the clinic nearest to you).
  • Addiction physicians
  • Detox counsellors
  • EAP counsellors

Most people are referred by an outpatient counsellor and, for most clients, it makes a lot of sense to have someone like that to work with for a number of months before coming into our program. The outpatient counsellor can support you in getting access to the resources you need to help deal with any outstanding issues in order to create a little more stability in your life. The counsellor can also assess your readiness for treatment, and support you in getting the kind of treatment that really fits your needs. The counsellor can also help sort out funding issues for treatment in some cases. Outpatient counselling is offered free both to people dealing with addiction and those who are in a relationship with an addict.

Fees depend on a client’s funding source. Clients on social assistance are covered by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation. Some clients who are not on social assistance may qualify for a full or partial subsidy for treatment from their outpatient counselling. Self-paying clients, clients who are being paid for by their employer, union or insurance company and out of province clients are charged a one time non refundable administration fee of $500 and $250/day.

Included with your fee:

    • Private rooms – single occupancy
  • 3 Chef prepared meals & snacks daily
  • Walking and/or running club
  • Vancouver Community Centre fitness pass for the duration of your stay at Pacifica and for 9 months after graduation
  • Pacifica Medallion upon completion of program
  • 1 or 2 Family Days depending on length of stay
  • Weekly alumni meetings
  • Access to alumni programs such as our Cooking for Life or Cycling club programs