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 however it is preferred to have a professional reference. The criteria's to apply are: 1. Applicants must be clean and sober for a minimum of 30 days at time of application 2. Applicants may have completed a residential treatment program within the last 3 years 3. Applicants are encouraged to be actively engaged in a 12-step fellowship (AA, NA, CA, etc.)

  • How do I apply for admission?

    Applications can be obtained by email (support@jellinek.ca), in-person and/or by mail. A reference from an Addiction Counselor, Social Worker and/or other Professional body is preferred. However, self-referrals will be considered. Submit an application form to support@jellinek.ca, by mail and/or in-person if possible.

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

    It is recommended 1 -2 years of residency. This time frame strengthens stability and sobriety.

  • 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. It is recommended to submit applications as early as possible and remain in regular contact with Jellinek staff.

  • What happens if I relapse?

    Abstinence from all forms of intoxicants and refrain from other negative addictive behaviours (gambling, pornography, etc.) must be adhered too. For the safety of all our residents, the use of alcohol and/or possession of any alcohol/drug paraphernalia will result in immediate termination of residence.

  • Is there a residency fee?

    No residency fee or deposit is required