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Our Treatment Philosophy

British Columbia Addiction Treatment

Caring And Compassion

Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre was created as a place where those seeking treatment for addiction and behavioural health could heal. A place where you can work on becoming a version of you that you like, one who wants to be, and stay, sober. We offer a great opportunity for growth and introspection, building towards your best self in the relative solitude of pristine natural surroundings. 

With 600 acres on our ranch property, which is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of Crown land, all within 20 minutes of Cranbrook, BC, the Ranch is a truly unique treatment centre. Time and again, we have witnessed how the beauty of the ranch and the depth of our programming cracks the veneers and lowers the defenses of our clients. As we gain your trust and you become willing to become your real self, you can then focus on your recovery. Our trained staff and our other clients help you integrate into our empathic community, all dedicated to helping each other reach their goals. 

Rehabilitation and Recovery

Here Is Our Mission Statement

To significantly enhance our client’s quality of life by offering transformative, high impact, insightful addiction and mental health treatment programming in an inspiring, healing, rural, health-promoting setting.

Our Founder's story

Mark Sadler

Ranch owner and recovering addict

After many years of fighting tooth and nail, years of denial, trying to get and stay sober on my own, trying to convince myself that it would be different this time, I was given a moment of clarity to see myself as I truly was. I saw the reality of my addiction, I saw the damage that I was causing, I suddenly understood that the problems I drank about were not outside me – the problem was me – and that the change that was needed had to be me.

I was floored, I was beaten. And so, as to not leave my family the sad legacy of a dead alcoholic, I sought treatment.  When I got on the plane to go, I had no real hope. I felt I could not be happy if I could not drink and knew that I could not be happy if I did. I felt damned. My life was in chaos and made no sense to me. I could not understand how this had happened.

My family and I had left the ranch twice, never to return, but we kept coming back. Something gnawed at me that this ranch had purpose and meaning that was yet unfulfilled.

I went to treatment. The lights began to turn on. I began to wake up. This was a great centre and experience, but something was missing and I knew that this “something” was in great abundance at the ranch. With time, I understood why my life had turned out as it did, in the necessary sequence in which it had unfolded. I knew with absolute certainty that the purpose and meaning of Top of the Word Ranch was intertwined with my own. I knew what I needed to do and why I needed to do it. It felt predestined, it felt certain, and it still does. Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre exists because it was meant to. It works because it is meant to.

The Ranch as it is now is what it always needed to be. The people who work here understand this. The clients who come here understand this. There is no other centre like it. I have since obtained a Master of Counselling degree so that I may further help our clients because, you see, the real beauty of recovery is that by giving to others, we get more than we give in return.

I hope you choose us with the knowledge that we will offer you our best.

Most sincerely,

Mark Sadler

, About Us, Top of the World Ranch Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre

Our Founder's story

Mark Sadler

Ranch owner and recovering addict

, About Us, Top of the World Ranch Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre

After many years of fighting tooth and nail, years of denial, trying to get and stay sober on my own, trying to convince myself that it would be different this time, I was given a moment of clarity to see myself as I truly was. I saw the reality of my addiction, I saw the damage that I was causing, I suddenly understood that the problems I drank about were not outside me – the problem was me – and that the change that was needed had to be me.

I was floored, I was beaten. And so, as to not leave my family the sad legacy of a dead alcoholic, I sought treatment.  When I got on the plane to go, I had no real hope. I felt I could not be happy if I could not drink and knew that I could not be happy if I did. I felt damned. My life was in chaos and made no sense to me. I could not understand how this had happened.

My family and I had left the ranch twice, never to return, but we kept coming back. Something gnawed at me that this ranch had purpose and meaning that was yet unfulfilled.

I went to treatment. The lights began to turn on. I began to wake up. This was a great centre and experience, but something was missing and I knew that this “something” was in great abundance at the ranch. With time, I understood why my life had turned out as it did, in the necessary sequence in which it had unfolded. I knew with absolute certainty that the purpose and meaning of Top of the Word Ranch was intertwined with my own. I knew what I needed to do and why I needed to do it. It felt predestined, it felt certain, and it still does. Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre exists because it was meant to. It works because it is meant to.

The Ranch as it is now is what it always needed to be. The people who work here understand this. The clients who come here understand this. There is no other centre like it. I have since obtained a Master of Counselling degree so that I may further help our clients because, you see, the real beauty of recovery is that by giving to others, we get more than we give in return.

I hope you choose us with the knowledge that we will offer you our best.

Most sincerely,

Mark Sadler

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Vision Statement

To be known for and seen as a centre that fulfills its mission statement with integrity. To be a centre that clients want to attend, that referral sources want to refer and that shareholders remain invigorated.

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