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Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment is a highly-structured thirty-day residential treatment experience designed to equip clients with the tools they need to make sense of the effects of problematic substance use or dependence and its resulting behaviours, emotional impacts, and ambivalences. Therapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoeducational programing, experiential learning, meditation, group therapy, grounding techniques, and spiritual development.

Admission to Residential Treatment typically comes via participation in the Engagement program, but may also come via direct agency-to-agency referral. Individualized care is established by client-established goals so that participation may become more progressively client-driven. Discharge planning begins with admission, and continues with appropriate goal-review and goal-modification along the way. The client journey may continue with Extended Residential Treatment, Reintegration, or Wrap-Around, an external referral to another service provider, or with return to the wider community.