Many questions get asked by visitors to our website, potential applicants, and friends and neighbours of our members. Here’s a list of questions that may help you get to know Jellinek Society better.

  • Do I need to be in treatment to apply to Jellinek society?

    Not necessarily. At Jellinek society we require that an applicant either currently be in and in the process of completing a residential treatment facility, or has already completed a residential treatment facility within 1-3 years.

  • How do I apply for admission?

    While we do accept self-referrals, it is recommended that you discuss treatment and supportive aftercare plans with an addictions counsellor. If you are currently in treatment, talk to your counsellor and ask for a referral.

  • What is the average length of resident’s stay at Jellinek Society?

    The minimum stay is three months. However, the Jellinek Society recommends a stay of one year.

  • How long does it take to be admitted?

    Successful applicants are added to a wait-list. The length of time to being admitted depends on the availability of beds. This can vary from two weeks to three months. Therefore, it is recommended that interested applicants submit their interest as early as possible, and remain in regular contact with Jellinek Society program staff.

  • What happens if I relapse?

    For the safety of all our residents, the use of alcohol or drugs will result in immediate termination of residence. There is a zero tolerance policy for alcohol/drug use and/or possession of any alcohol/drug paraphernalia.

  • Is there a residency fee?

    Yes, residents are expected to contribute $850.00 per month in lieu of rent.