Steps to Change

Steps to Change 2.0 will provide clients with practical information, strategies and tools on relapse prevention.


  • To increase skills is the areas of identifying triggers and managing cravings, roles and relationships, effective communication, managing negative thoughts and emotions, effective refusal, managing criticism, problem solving, rewarding my successes, new ways to enjoy life, recommitting after a slip and social supports & community resources.
  • To develop a clear relapse prevention plan focusing on their own high-risk situations.

Structure: 12 week psycho-educational, open format

Stage of Change: Preparation/Action

Referral Process: Requires an internal referral from a Counsellor.

Co-ed Group
When: Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 225 Fairview Drive, Unit #1, Brantford

Ontario Works – Addictions Services Initiative
When: Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: 220 Colborne St, Brantford (Ontario Works Building)

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 18+
Legal Status: Voluntary or Probation, Parole, CAS referral


Rebecca Ripco

Addictions Supervisor
Phone: (519) 754-0253 ext. 2186
Fax: (519) 754-0264