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Knowing that my freedom depends on my thoughts and actions, I hereby pledge: To face and accept the truth about myself. To maintain my freedom. To become a useful member of society. To help others as I am now being helped.

the seventh step pledge

the Alberta Seventh

Step Society

The Alberta Seventh Step Society is a private, Not-for-Profit, Charitable organization working with offenders and ex-offenders and overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Society originated in Drumheller Institution in 1971 and has been active since; including the opening and operation of our Community Residential Facility (Halfway House) starting in 1977. 


The Alberta Seventh Step Society supports offenders and ex-offenders to achieve and maintain their freedom, realize their potential, and grow to become responsible and accountable members of the community. The philosophy of Seventh Step is based on history; a history of having faith that people can change and faith that by way of utilizing the seven steps, one can begin to achieve and maintain their freedom. We provide a wide range of pre and post-release services for federal offenders. 


“The self-help concept was new to me but had particular relevance as I’d been convicted of property offences and sentenced to jail plus probation. I quickly found that Seventh Step was a way of life and a positive road map for living. Participation in self-help groups assisted me to develop leadership skills and gave me a sense of purpose. Seventh Steps isn’t for everyone; but for those who have a sincere desire to change and better themselves, it is a definite formula for success.” - George M. 



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