"To me, coming to treatment felt like I had a lot of problems with me and needed the answers. I was angry and scared, not sure what to expect about anything. Coming to terms with myself was hard, I wanted help so I asked. Everybody will get different results about every day classes and Counsellors. None of this is going to be easy at all. Being co-dependent on something is hard to deal with in here.
This place will help you really look at who you are and help you find the truth, if you are really willing to look in the mirror. The food is great as well. Thanks to the cook, Thanks girl, I put on 10 pounds easy. Haha. We all find the one person that will tell you the truth, for me it is Ferdinand. Thank you very much, I laughed, I cried and came to terms about myself. WHAT IS THE TRUTH HERE? I stopped lying to myself. I wanted answers about why I was confused, angry, and ashamed. He pointed out things like the wall, addiction, optimal self-actualization, self-awareness, PTSD and boundaries. Plus communication, the truth with me… myself. Do I really want to stop drinking!!
Mark Amy gave me the tools to change my future, I am so thankful I came here at this time in my life. I'm happier every day and I love myself and my life. Thank you Mark Amy and most of all thank you Ferdinand; you helped me change my life. Thank you!"
-C.S. (May 2013)
"Of the many important topics we covered at Mark Amy Treatment Centre, the one that stuck with me the most, is gratitude. I am grateful for the swift, painless intake process here. I am grateful for the patient, compassionate, resourceful counsellours. I am grateful for the depth of the material that we covered, which included all aspects from basic life skills, to a deeper understanding of spirituality. I am grateful for the diverse, nutritious meals that are prepared here and the sanitized, cleanliness of the centre. Most of all, I am grateful for having a renewed, confident outlook on life. Forever thankful to all involved in my recovery."
- N.N.(April 2013)
"It's so far out in the boonies but that's a good thing
because you get cool roomies and discover what they bring
to the program so if you want to get sober
slow down your drinkin' and come on over.
You're missin' out on a good life cuz things do get better
Don't feel so down you'll make it through the stromy weather
We all have rainy days but thats to be expected
But out comes the sunshine if you really want it that bad.
Mark Amy Treatment Cente is one of the best in Alberta.
I can vie for it cuz I experienced it word up!
I'd really recommend it. I don't mean to preach
I just encourage ya. They got plenty to teach
So getcha mind right. What you waitin for?
A worse life? Now is the time take a step through the door
It's better on this side, trust me. You won't regret it
I made the decision to come here and I 'm give'em credit
For such a GREAT job. My life is on a better path
I know it will be hard but I'm ready for the challenge
Put 2 & 2 together do the math. Make it balance
Thank you M.A.T.C for helping me. You put the treat
in treatment. Koodos to ya, now I don't feel so beat.
I feel ready for anything so bring it
Got my life together, ya dig it?
"My name is Dave and I'm presently a client at Mark Amy Treatment Centre. I am an alcoholic and found myself as Pastew Place Detox. I was struggling with my addiction and found it necessary to seek further treatment. It was brought to my attention that Mark Amy Treatment is a great place to achieve my goals of become sober. I searched different avenues looking for funding to attend the center and after two days it was still being processed. It wasn't until after calling the Center, it was revealed that there was an opening and a bed available sponsored by United Way and the cost would be completed covered. The feelings that I felt at that moment were overwhelming and relieving at the same time. I could not keep my tears in anymore and I rejoiced with everyone around me. The gratitude that I feel cannot be put into words. I have been given support from my family, friends, and previous employer to get the help that I needed. Without the opportunity from United Way, I am not sure where I would be or condition my life would be mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I now find myself at Mark Amy learning a variety of skills, knowledge, and self-awareness to help deal with my addiction. I am grateful for the staff and professionalism that they continuously display. After treatment I am going to use the tools and 12-step program to keep me sober and live a happy healthy life. I hope with the second chance at life that I was given, someone that is in a similar situation is given the same opportunity. I highly recommend Mark Amy Treatment Centre to any other person struggling with their addiction. From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful for the gift of life that was given to me by United Way, Mark Amy Treatment Centre and Pastew Place Detox Center. Thank you ever so much and I will be forever grateful. Sincerely, Dave."
"I had a very positive, insightful, gainful, and wonderful experience here at Mark Amy. I learned so much about my alcoholism and my addiction. All of the information that I received here has surely opened my eyes to all of the harm and damage that I've been doing to my mind, body and spirit. All of the staff were very welcoming, accepting, courteous and comforting. The counsellors were very knowledgeable in their field of expertise and very helpful in offering their insight to my issues; they really helped me deal with my trauma that I endured. I truly can't thank them enough. Before I came I felt I had nothing; I truly had no more fight in me ... Leaving here I feel that I've gained my spirit back, my confidence, my self-worth and above all else I have gotten my life back! Thank you Mark Amy Treatment Centre."
"I loved being here. The staff are nice. I felt like a family, warm and caring. I'm going to miss my safe zone. Grateful I made the choice of coming here and finally dealing with my issues. Thank you so much everyone!"
"Excellent staff, very good people who are passionate to help other people better their lifes. To live clean & sober, and be happy. It feels good to have lift off on the Red Road again."
"I had a great stay @ Mark Amy Centre. I have learned a lot from the sessions, the role plays and exercises. I have learned to let go of negative feelings, I have learned to open up in a group and share my inner most feelings. Thank you for a wonderful environment and good people. I will certainly recommend Mark Amy Centre to my friends and family in my community."
"Overall was the best programming I've ever had. Thank you to all staff. I was impressed by you all, you all made an impact on my life"