Jim Gray is the founder and owner of iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres.
Jim ( who has nearly 30 years of sobriety) decided to start a treatment centre to get drunk drivers off the road after his youngest son was nearly killed by an impaired driver. After 14 years, iRecover has now grown to include rehab treatment facilities in Alberta and British Columbia and has changed the lives of thousands of families.
Dr. Hilgard Goosen, MB ChB, LMCC, MCFP
Dr. Hilgard Goosen (MB ChB, LMCC, MCFP) is the physician lead for iRecover. He has 25 years of experience in clinical practice and is currently a member of both the American and Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Goosen obtained his medical degree in South Africa in 1996, he performed an initial 18-month residency in Obstetrics before relocating to Family Practice. He immigrated to Canada 15 years ago and has been in active practice in Lacombe and Ponoka Alberta as a family physician with Enhanced Surgical Skills. Dr. Goosen has been appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Goosen has a keen interest in addiction medicine, especially the latest research developments and evidence-based best practices for addiction. He regularly visits the facility and is on call 24/7 for all medical needs of our participants. Furthermore, he oversees all policies, guidelines, training and supervision of medical and non-medical staff at iRecover.
Dr. Avininder Aulakh, MD, FRCPC, DABAM
Dr. Avininder Aulakh, MD, FRCPC, DABAM is duly qualified psychiatrist and addiction specialist.
Dr Aulakh is fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a Psychiatrist and Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr Aulakh has served as Section Chief of Addictions for Alberta Health Services North Zone till Sept 2019. Dr Aulakh is the Medical director of Savera Medical Centre clinic that has focus on addictions in South Asian community. In addition he has served as the Medical Lead for various addiction related programs in Edmonton. Dr Aulakh is also the President and Founder of non-profit organsiation NASHAA raising awareness about addictions. Dr Aulakh is a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and teach residents and medical students in areas of addiction psychiatry.
John Moore, M.S.W, R.S.W. – Clinical Lead
John Moore has acquired a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1998 and a Master of Social Work degree in 2002 both from Laurention University in Sudbury Ontario. Mr. Moore is also in recovery from substance abuse and has been clean and sober for over 25 years. Mr. Moore is a registered member of the Alberta College of Social Workers.
Mr. Moore has considerable experience in the field of mental health working as a mental health clinician for both adults and adolescents for close to 15 years. Mr. Moore specializes in the treatment of clients suffering from both mental health and addictions issues concurrently.