Once a person stops abusing drugs and alcohol, they need to make changes and improvements in their life, which can be very challenging. At the Fraser Recovery Program we help them with this. In addition to helping them with their substance abuse, we help them with their academics, development of social skills, managing emotions, improving relationships, and personal difficulties. We help them to recognize their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses. Self-improvement is key to recovery. At the camp, everyone is encouraged to act according to guidelines to good behaviour and to transfer what they learn to their home environments. For example, everyone chips in with the chores and are encouraged to do the same when they return home to the city.
When life gets better, returning to using substances is no longer seen as an option.