Do you have loved ones who struggle with addiction and who can’t seem to stop on their own? Are they willing to make the effort to stop their addictions once and for all? Admit they can’t do it alone? That they need outside help? If so, introduce them to iRecover, which can help bring them back to a healthy, happy, sober, and functional lifestyle. iRecover Treatment Centers are a group of specialized, private addiction treatment centers, founded by Jim Gray, in various locations around Canada and the U.S. These centers use the iPad-based iRecover program to deliver material in the classrooms. Their qualified and professional staff offers the participants evidence-based treatment in a friendly and caring environment. iRecover is proud to serve those in need of help with quality addiction treatment. iRecover offers 4- and 8-week programs for both men and women in a safe and confidential environment. Treatment includes both one-on-one counseling and group therapy components. The 12-step program is introduced and facilitated, as well as addiction education. Also included are life skills including diet and physical fitness education, financial planning, leisure and recreation in recovery, and much more. Family involvement and counseling are greatly encouraged to help the participant recover faster and to have a better understanding about what their family members are going through.
Why is an iRecover Treatment Centre Franchise Right for You?
As a franchise owner, share in the joys of providing a place to recover for those suffering from addictions and help them get their lives back on track. This can be a very rewarding business to run. If you have come out of that kind of background, you will indeed recognize and comprehend the difficulties the participants are undergoing, but you will also be able to encourage them because you KNOW that they can be successful in relinquishing their addictions permanently with the help of the programs at iRecover.
iRecover will share their secrets with you and will show you how to do everything. They will also share their business model and will help you learn what it takes to be successful in the addiction-recovery arena. They have a proven track record and they want to see you flourish in your own business with their name, their business knowledge and procedures, and their training. So grab your iPad and let’s get started!
How Did iRecover Get Started?
iRecover Treatment Centers is a group of innovative addiction treatment centers that use technology to aid in the recovery of people suffering from various addictions. The group was the brain child of Jim Gray after his youngest son was nearly killed by an impaired driver. The group was started in Canada and has since expanded into the United States. Jim Gray, Founder of iRecover,has been sober since 1990 when his wife left with his three sons. This inspired Jim to turn his life around and he sought help from the 12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous. Jim has been involved with Alcoholics Anonymous ever since. Jim is also connected to the “How it Works” groups that originated in Palm Springs, California. After Jim gained his sobriety, he gained custody of his sons and moved to the North West Territories of Canada. There, Jim operated a successful aviation business for a number of years. Jim and his sons moved to Alberta where Jim was involved in the building and moving of oilfield camps.
Start-Up of Three Treatment Centers
Alcohol came back into Jim’s life by means of his youngest son being hit by an impaired driver. His son nearly died. Jim’s focus was shifted towards getting impaired drivers off the road. He bought an old minimum-security prison from the government in Central Alberta. This was to be the birthplace of the first iRecover Treatment Center in 2005, called Serenity Ranch. The second treatment center was earmarked in 2012 for the town of Northern Arm. Due to residents’ concerns, the center never opened in Northern Arm. Instead, the owners of the Red Mantle Lodge in Gros Morne National Park contacted Jim Gray and a new home was found for the second treatment center, called Serenity On The Rock. The third treatment center, Serenity Palms, opened in 2013 in the Cathedral City / Palm Springs area in California. This is the first iRecover Treatment Centre in the United States and also the first to offer apartment-style living.
Deon Smit, Executive Director, holds a degree in Psychology (Forensic) and is a former member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a current member of FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals). Deon has gained most of his professional experience in the UK, developing and delivering addiction treatment programs. Deon is also a skilled trainer in various models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Deon has been with iRecover Treatment Centers and Serenity Ranch since 2011.
Amy Cote, Clinical Director of iRecover Treatment Centers, holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology from the University of Calgary, and Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She has been practicing for approximately seven years and has a wide range of experiences from youth to seniors and multi-stressed and complex needs individuals and families. She also serves as the President Elect of the Alberta Division of the AAMFT. Her designation with the AAMFT allows her to license or guest license across the 50 states, as well as Quebec, the Maritimes, and Ontario in Canada.
The name iRecover was selected due to the use of the Apple iPad as a learning aid for people suffering from addictions. This is a world-first in the recovery field. The iPad is used as a classroom tool to deliver course materials, media, and literature. It is also used as a communication tool for participants and their families. One of the key features of this development is that participants in the recovery program can talk to their counselors face-to-face using Apple’s Face-Time technology once they complete treatment. The iRecover group is also the first to adopt a franchise model in the addiction field.
What Support is Offered?
iRecover franchisees are treated with a level of support, love and care you won’t find anywhere else in the franchise marketplace. When you join iRecover’s team as a franchise owner, you can expect support in a number of different areas:
o Marketing Support
o Purchasing Support
o Accounting/Audit/Legal Support
o Ongoing Research and Development
o Franchise Sales and Overall Program Oversight
4–5 weeks of Training at iRecover’s HQ in Tees, Alberta, Canada, beginning approximately 2–4 months before the franchise is scheduled to be open for business
1–2 sessions per year, which can be up to 2 days of refresher/update training or meetings in each session
1 week of Training at your location to get your business started
Ongoing support and guidance in building and operating your business What are the Territories and Fees for an iRecover Franchise?
When you join iRecover, you have the choice of a new start-up business or you can convert your current treatment centre business to be under the iRecover umbrella. You will be given an exclusive territory of approximately a 5-mile radius from your location. Area Developers and Master Franchise packets are also an option when join iRecover, if you would like a larger region to develop. iRecover is looking to expand to new areas soon in both the USA and Canada! The fee for one franchise is $35,000. Minimal start-up costs can be as low as about $142,000 depending upon a number of factors. Please see the chart on the next page.
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