Frequently Asked Questions

A NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY: At EHN Canada, we always take every effort to use language that is sensitive to the recovery community, even as it continues to evolve. 

On this page of Frequently Asked Questions, you will see words that we do not usually use when referring to those in treatment for addiction or a mental health disorder. This includes terminology such as “rehab” and “addicts.”  

Why are we using these terms here? People looking for treatment often begin with a search on the internet (that’s perhaps how you found this page as well.) Terms that people search may include words not used in the treatment community but are helping in finding treatment.

 We encourage everyone to read our blog on inclusive language and why it is important.

About Treatment

1. Can I go to rehab if I have both a mental health diagnosis and an addiction? 

Yes, you can. It is common for individuals to suffer from a substance use disorder in addition to a concurrent mental health disorder. Treating your mental health while learning how to avoid using unhealthy coping mechanisms is the most holistic approach and will give you the best chance at recovery.

For example, our 50-day Concurrent Mental Health and Addiction program is mental health-focused, using treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behavioural Therapy in addition to supporting individuals in relapse prevention which is an essential part of treatment for those who engage in maladaptive coping mechanisms.

2. What are some forms of treatment for opioid addiction?

Behind every type of treatment for drug addiction at EHN Canada is our commitment to your success. Our evidence-based approach includes detox, medication management, one-on-one and group therapy, psychoeducation, a family support program, mindfulness, and exercise to help you care for your physical, mental, and social well-being.

You’ll work with medical experts who know the best ways to treat individuals who struggle with drug addiction, treating each case as unique. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and psychiatrists are here to help you build the foundation for lifelong recovery, in addition to providing you with the tools for success post-treatment.

How do I find a rehab facility near me?

EHN Canada is proud to offer addiction and mental health treatment facilities across Canada. Please see the following list of locations to find a centre near you:

Edgewood Treatment Centre
Nanaimo, British Columbia

Recovery Ranch
Fort Steele, British Columbia

Sandstone Inpatient Treatment Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Red Deer Recovery Community
Red Deer, Alberta

Bellwood Health Services
Toronto, Ontario

Gateway Recovery Centre
Peterborough, Ontario

Ledgehill Treatment Centre
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia

Atlantic Centre for Trauma
Nictaux, Nova Scotia
 
To see the extensive list of locations and other program details, click here.

4. How long is drug rehab?

Our treatment programs can be anywhere from a four-day detox to a 64-day treatment. Length of treatment depends on each individual’s situation. Learn more about our various treatment programs across Canada here.

5. What steps should I take before entering treatment?

There are steps that you can take when you are preparing to check yourself into rehab.

1. Research treatment options. Are there certain amenities you require in a treatment facility?  Do you require a certain location? EHN Canada offers a wide range of treatment options for substance abuse disorders and mental health disorders. Find the right fit for you here.

2. Identify your support network. Who are the people who will help you through this, both pragmatically and emotionally?

3. If you are entering inpatient treatment arrange for priorities at home such as bill payments to be taken care of with your support network.

4. Notify your employer or any other relevant parties that you are checking into inpatient treatment or taking a leave of absence. Know your rights as an employee on what you need to disclose to your employer. Learn more on your local provincial website on your rights and benefits.

5) Start packing for your time in treatment. How much you pack may depend on how long your treatment is. See below for what you can and cannot bring to treatment.

6) Take some time to mentally prepare for inpatient treatment. This can be a huge step for anyone so make sure you are mentally ready.

6. What do I need to bring to treatment?

Each treatment centre has different guidelines on what is allowed and what is not. Contact the admissions team at your facility of choice to determine which belongings are permitted before starting treatment. Below, are some items you should and shouldn’t pack.

You should pack:
• Valid provincial health insurance card
• Cell phone: clients may bring their cell phones; however, cell phones are NOT to be used during any time during treatment
• Insurance card/provider information
• Toiletries (Additionally, you can also purchase toiletries needed on site)
• Appropriate seasonal clothing
• If you are a smoker/vaper, please bring cigarette/pods (must be sealed) for the duration of your stay. Cigarettes/vape products are not sold onsite.

You should not pack:
• Personal bedding or towels
• Valuables (jewellery and other nonessential items) 
• Magazines
• Gang, alcohol, or drug-associated clothing

7. How likely is it to relapse after addiction treatment?

There is always a chance for relapse after treatment, but relapses do not mean an end to your sober journey. However, there may need to be a readjustment of treatment to ensure the future success of your recovery journey. 

It is important to be kind to yourself and maintain a state of realistic optimism in recovery. Relapse (not just in addiction but in depression, anxiety, etc.) is very common and having the right support system in place can make all the difference. 

Ready to explore your treatment options?

Please reach out.

About Cost of Treatment

1. How much does rehab cost?

Many factors are considered when determining the price of entering a treatment facility, including type of program, duration of stay, and the facility itself. If you give us a call at 1-416-644-6345, we can help you understand what treatment would be right for you and what it would cost.

2. Is rehab covered by insurance?

EHN Canadas’s treatment programs can vary in coverage depending on your insurance plan. Contact the admissions team and your provider to better understand your options.  

3. Do provincially-funded placements cover treatment?

In some cases, yes. For example, OHIP may cover treatment at our Bellwood Health Services, located in Toronto, Ontario. However, wait times may be longer for OHIP-covered placements. Each province may have its own funded placement options. Please contact admissions at 1-416-644-6345 to learn more about our funded treatment options.

About Family and Loved Ones

1. How do I get my loved one into treatment?

If you believe your loved one would benefit from treatment for a substance use disorder or mental health disorder, entry into a facility can happen as quickly as a couple of days. 

Not sure if your loved one needs treatment? Take this 30-minute phone assessment for EHN Canada’s clinical team review and determine program suitability, Call us to get started.

2. How can I encourage my loved one into rehab when they are in denial or not willing to enter treatment?

Although family can help encourage their loved ones to go to treatment, it must be the client who wants to go themselves, or else their reluctance to commit will interfere with the offerings of the program and their ability to recover.

If your loved one is refusing to go to treatment, you can continue to encourage them to seek help. Read our blog for tips on how to get support for your loved one who is not willing to enter treatment.

3. What support is provided for family and loved ones during treatment?

EHN Canada offers programs to support parents, children, siblings, and loved ones of people in treatment. We can help you improve your loved one’s chances of lasting recovery by equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to support them and yourself.

In addition, EHN Canada offers a connection to a vital part of recovery – our Thrive Recovery Community. It is full of people with shared experiences in active recovery, ready to offer support and relationship development through a series of events and interactions.

Our treatment centre programming includes family education workshops, inside programs, and family process groups. Learn more about our extensive family programming here.

About Employers

1. How do I refer an employee to a rehab facility for addiction?

Whether it’s inpatient, outpatient, or online, we’ve made it easy for you to help arrange for the treatment for your employee.

Please follow these simple steps:
1. Reach out by filling out our simple referral form.
2. Complete a patient assessment.  We will schedule a confidential, no-obligation conversation between you and an admissions coordinator.
3. The patient will join a treatment program that suits their needs. Reports will be completed as discussed with the referent: The patient will join a treatment program that suits their needs. Reports will be completed as discussed with the referent.

2. What are signs your employee may be struggling with alcohol or drug addiction?

Some signs to be aware of include but are not limited to:
• declining job performance
• financial struggle
• regular physical or mental health issues
• decline in personal hygiene
• erratic behaviour

About Healthcare Referrals

1. How do I refer a patient to an addiction rehab?

Whether it’s inpatient, outpatient or online, we’ve made it easy for you to help arrange for the treatment for your employee. Please follow these simple steps:

1. Reach out. Get the process started by filling out our simple referral form.
2. Complete a patient assessment. We will schedule a confidential, no-obligation conversation between you and an admissions coordinator.
3. The patient will join a treatment program that suits their needs. Reports will be completed as discussed with the referent. The patient will join a treatment program that suits their needs. Reports will be completed as discussed with the referent.

Is there a question that we haven’t answered?

Please reach out.