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We believe that the best chance for long term recovery is a treatment program that addresses all aspects of our patient’s health: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components, as well as the family, and community system.
At EHN, we help your loved one navigate their individual path to recovery. Every path is different, which is why the patient works to a personalized treatment program at their rate. Some people take less time. Others take more. It all depends on the complexity of the patient’s individual needs, issues, resources and strengths.
Yet that’s not all. We offer the best opportunity for success through providing ongoing support and continuing care after inpatient treatment. In a recent Bellwood study (http://www.bellwood.ca/why-success_rates.php), it was found that 83% of substance use clients who participated in Bellwood's Continuing Care and one other aftercare support were in high recovery after 6 months.
With the only national network of adult inpatient and outpatient treatment services across the country, 24/7 help, and an open-source assessment tool, we provide top-tier, customized paths for every one of our patients.
When it comes to addiction, relapse can be costly to everyone. Which is why at the Edgewood Health Network, it’s an ongoing process that goes far beyond inpatient or outpatient treatment. Our staff work closely with your loved one to develop a comprehensive Continuing Care plan that will assist them through their first year of recovery and beyond. This includes extended care, aftercare services, online aftercare, sober living houses and outpatient services. Of course, as an alumni of the Edgewood Health Network, they can call for support at any time - be it next year or next decade.
For many treatment centres, recommending inpatient treatment can seem self-serving.
So the Edgewood Health Network has developed an open-source assessment tool. By combining the ASAM placement criteria with the DSM-5 diagnostic and statistical manual, we are able to provide diagnoses and treatment placement recommendations at the same time.
This means that patients, families and employers can feel comfortable because patients get the right level of treatment based on the severity of their addiction.
Empirical studies show that when combined with therapeutic services such as addiction treatment and counselling, drug monitoring increases rates of sobriety in individuals in early recovery. Random drug monitoring provides an extra level of accountability for patients and allows relapses to be swiftly detected and addressed.
EHN's Intensive Outpatient Program is a short-term program designed to address the needs of those who do not require residential care as deemed by our assessment tool.The Intensive Outpatient Program includes:
Addiction is a family disease because many family members are profoundly impacted by the behaviour of an addicted loved one. The best way for family members to support their loved one’s treatment and to take care of themselves is to undertake their own recovery process.
The Edgewood Health Network encourages family members to undertake their own path of recovery through our family programs. We provide a facilitated group process that offers education about addiction and its impact on relationships. It’s a chance for family members to learn ways that will change destructive relationship patterns. If you have been hurt by someone else’s addiction or wish to improve your relationships, our family programs are for you.
Children are deeply impacted by living in a family struggling with addiction. Most kids don’t like admitting when there is trouble at home, but without a means of communicating their feelings, they internalize the conflict. With specific programs designed for children ages 7-12 years, we can begin to teach kids healthy ways to communicate and build relationships.
Our weekly video series, Counselor Connect, answers your questions about treatment, addiction and recovery. Open to anyone, you can submit your questions through any of our social media channels with the hashtag #counselorconnect or via email at email@example.com. One of our experienced addictions counselors will answer, providing advice and guidance. Watch for new videos every Monday.
Under the umbrella of the Edgewood Health Network, we are able to harness the power of Canada’s leading addiction treatment centres:
Since 1984, Bellwood Health Services has been at the centre of excellence in the treatment of addictions for individuals and families experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, or behaviours relating to sex, gambling and eating. Bellwood’s unique treatment model allows for concurrent treatment for clients with multiple addictions. Internationally recognized for patient care excellence.
Edgewood is a residential facility located in Nanaimo, BC, that has been specializing in addiction treatment and substance abuse therapy since 1994. Located in Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, we provide a safe and superior environment for the detox process without losing the comfort of a smaller facility. With an emphasis on long-term aftercare and the emotional, spiritual and physical symptoms of addiction, it's a holistic program for holistic healing.
Mr. Dawson earned an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an undergraduate degree in Commerce from McMaster University.
Prior to EDGEWOOD, he has been the General Manager of a newspaper chain, Executive Director of a major not for profit organization, and Partner and chief consultant of a fundraising consulting firm.
Lorne’s formal education is in Marketing and Business Administration.
Mr. Manget holds a Master of Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Toronto, graduating summa cum laude in both programs.
We welcome calls from the public and encourage contact from both referral professionals and families. Our caring and understanding staff are available to take your calls, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
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