Change Is Possible

Gateway Recovery Centre is one of the top rehab facilities in Ontario and Toronto, Canada area. Our addiction treatment program challenges all the old assumptions about drug and alcohol addiction.

Premier private rehab for military, veterans, first responders, and frontline healthcare workers

Now Part of EHN Canada

CHRC is proud to be a part of the EHN Canada network of addiction and mental health treatment facilities.

We’re excited to announce that we’re now a part of the EHN Canada nationwide network of leading mental health and addiction treatment facilities. From now on, you can expect the same high quality evidence-based care from this facility that EHN Canada provides across its entire network. 

Canadian Health Recovery Centre is now Gateway Recovery Centre, and serves military, veterans, first responders, and frontline healthcare workers for addiction, trauma, and mental health treatment and will no longer be a men’s-only facility.

For men’s-only treatment, please ask our team about Ledgehill Men’s Recovery Centre

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What sets us apart

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Centres Is Here

Our team of skilled clinicians and specialists create tailored programs to heal the mind, body, and spirit. We treat drug and alcohol dependency, behavioural addiction, and concurrent mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.

 At CHRC, we work to treat root causes rather than the symptoms, often without prescribing mind-altering medications. We help our clients work through shame, guilt, and anxiety, and we address the fear, misconceptions, and limiting beliefs that often surround substance dependency, for true and lasting recovery. Learn the difference between Canadian Health Recovery Centre and other treatment centres.

Our program works. Many of our clients have tried other inpatient programs but were unsuccessful until they found CHRC. Read their stories here.

Change is Possible

At CHRC, our approach to recovery is vastly different from traditional recovery models. We address the underlying neurological and biochemical imbalances that counselling alone cannot heal. The biochemistry that drives addictive behaviour and the physiological damage caused by substance abuse must be treated for lasting recovery to occur.

Our Program

CHRC uses evidence-based treatment methods that have been proven effective in supporting those who experience addiction and mental health disorders.

We personalize treatment for each of our clients based on their individual needs. Each client undergoes assessments with our interdisciplinary team to determine the best treatment outcomes. Care doesn’t end when a client leaves residential treatment. All clients receive an individualized discharge and aftercare plan with the tools and resources they’ll need to transition home to their support network. Learn more about what a typical day is like at Canadian Health Recovery Centre and the benefits of a men’s only facility. Here’s a snapshot of our programs:

Inpatient Residential Treatment:
Our residential program provides round-the-clock care in a structured yet supportive environment where clients can openly share their experiences and express their feelings. Our therapists use a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), group counselling, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and neuroplasticity education to help clients get to the root of their addiction and begin the healing process to create a new path forward. Client stays range from 28 days to 91 days.

Transitioning & Aftercare Program:
We are committed to helping our clients sustain their recovery therefore we offer support post-treatment through weekly then monthly check in’s to assess each individual’s aftercare plan and support them in making adjustments as needed. Clients are welcome to attend our alumni groups or book alumni counselling sessions for more in-depth support.

Family Support Programs:
CHRC encourages clients to involve their family and loved ones in their recovery journey. We offer family counselling through our Family and Information Tools Series (FITS) and education through our Family Matters Workshop.

We offer inpatient residential addiction treatment programs exclusively for men at our private addiction rehab centre in Peterborough, Ontario. We treat substance and process addictions including: 

·      Alcohol
·      Heroin
·      Fentanyl
·      Benzodiazepine
·      Cocaine
·      Opioids
·      Cannabis
·      Methamphetamine
·      Amphetamine
·      Behavioural addictions 

We support clients with behavioural addictions including gambling, pornography, and shopping, as well as clients who experience concurrent mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, panic disorder, and others.

No one chooses addiction – but you can choose to recover. We provide the tools needed to live your best life.

Advancements in science and brain imaging have revealed how the brain can be re-wired to help develop new neural pathways to break the chain of addiction. Our addiction treatment centre utilizes the most up to date research in addiction, neuroscience, and nutrition to help clients reach their goals for continued recovery.  

We utilize the latest scientific research, proven effective treatment modalities, and innovative holistic therapeutic methods to transform lives through a structured program of individual counselling, specialized group therapy, substance use education, family education, extended aftercare, and more.

Reaching out and asking for help is the first step. With the proper treatment, in the right environment, it’s possible to transform your life.

Holistic Nutrition and Orthomolecular Therapy

Nutritional Therapy

The body and mind are connected – treating the whole person not just the addiction is the missing link between addiction and recovery.

Addiction is complex, and whether a person will develop an addiction depends on multiple factors. People with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety often use drugs or alcohol to cope with symptoms. Even a person who uses drugs recreationally can become addicted and require support.  In either situation, repeated drug or alcohol use can alter the brain in a way that drives compulsive substance use, creating a vicious cycle.

CHRC addresses the biochemical deficiencies and imbalances that can make an individual prone to addiction or relapse.  This differs from other programs that solely focus on the psychological aspects of treatment. CHRC offers a program that addresses all needs of a client, psychological, physical and biochemical.   

Our Nutrition in Recovery program nourishes and rebalances the body to support it’s innate capacity to heal. A healthy, balanced body provides the foundation for physical and emotional healing and better neurotransmitter function. This paves the way for talk therapy to be more effective.

We offer gender-specific treatments and services designed for men.

Our comprehensive services use evidence-based, integrative therapies designed specifically for men. Here is some of what we offer as part of our alcohol and drug treatment programs in Ontario: 

  • Psychological services (group and individual counselling)
  • Blood chemistry analysis
  • Biochemical rebalancing through orthomolecular supplementation
  • Family workshops and counselling
  • Auricular (ear) acupuncture
  • Life skills training and wellness activities
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Art Therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Personalized aftercare plan and continuing support
  • Alumni group meetings for life
Our Addiction Specialists

Meet the team

Our Interdisciplinary Team

Our team includes registered psychotherapists and addiction counsellors who use the latest, evidence-based approaches to treating addiction and mental health disorders.

The CHRC team also includes a medical doctor, nurse, clinical nutritionist, spiritual coach, yoga instructor, registered art therapist, and fitness specialists. Our nutrition team and chefs work together to create a nutritional program that helps to restore physical and emotional health by addressing the biochemical aspects of addiction. 

Our team works together to provide effective, compassionate care to ensure programs and therapies meet each client’s mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and nutritional needs. CHRC takes a holistic approach to recovery, improved health, and well-being. Treating the whole person is what sets our Ontario alcohol and drug rehab program apart.

We help you build new truths, new relationships, and a new outlook on life.


CHRC is one of the most highly regarded men’s rehab centres in Ontario. We offer:

  • Personalized treatment programs and one-on-one counselling

  • Evidence-based and integrative therapies

  • Nutritional therapy and blood chemistry analysis

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)

  • Family counselling and support

  • Spirituality program with group and individual sessions

  • Tailored aftercare

  • Non- 12 step programming

  • Gender-specific addiction treatment for men


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What sets us apart

Our Facility

Canadian Health Recovery Centre is a spacious 22,000-square-foot residential rehabilitation centre located just outside of Peterborough, Ontario. Our facility is situated on 14 wooded acres, bordering Heron Landing Golf Course.

We have thoughtfully designed our residential facilities to create an inviting, calming, healing environment.  We offer a host of amenities to promote healing and recovery. Our well-appointed bedrooms feature an adjacent sitting/lounge area and views of the wooded property.

Our amenities include:

  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Semi-private rooms with lounge and in-suite washroom
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Games room
  • Theatre room
  • Swim spa
  • Near-infrared sauna
  • Yoga and meditation room
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Walking trails 
Our Rehab Facility

Don’t Take Our Word For It

Our holistic treatment model is based on the latest scientific research, strategically focused on the whole person, not just the addiction. We address addiction as both behavioural and biochemical in nature.

My recovery at the CHRC has been nothing short of miraculous. The knowledge and skills that I have obtained will impact the rest of my life, I am moving ahead transformed – focused, confident and a joyful person.

– CHRC Alumnus

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Our Location

2225 Lansdowne St West 
Peterborough ON K9J 0G5

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