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Bellwood Health Services

Start your recovery with evidence-based treatment at Bellwood Health Services

An addiction and mental health treatment rehab facility in Toronto

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Location: Toronto Ontario

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The best treatment programs for your recovery  

At Bellwood, we have created and administered treatment programs for addiction and related mental health disorders for nearly 40 years. Our evidence-based treatment model is rooted in the w ork of our co-founder, Dr. Gordon Bell, a pioneer in addiction rehab and treatment in Ontario. Bellwood as an addiction treatment rehab centre is defined by our long-standing experience, combined with our commitment to excellent patient care.

Addiction impacts every area of a person’s life. We believe that addiction rehab treatment programs should therefore be holistic and should address not only our patients’ psychological wellbeing, but also their physical health, social world, and spiritual life. This comprehensive biopsychosocial approach is reflected in our inter-professional team of counsellors, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, nutritionists, family therapists, and physical recreational professionals. We strive to be strengths-based in our approach, believing that patients possess strengths and skills that can be built upon to serve their recoveries.

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A private rehab in Toronto designed with recovery in mind

Bellwood’s patients benefit from our serene and secluded setting, located amidst Toronto’s lush Sunnybrook Park. This oasis of calm in the heart of the city gives patients a chance to heal, to take a break from their lives, gain some perspective, and begin to put in place plans and practice the skills that will be essential to their recoveries.

Our primary goal is to restore hope in our patients’ lives. Our committed and compassionate staff take incredible pride in their treatment programs, in the process of helping our patients set the foundations for healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives.

Bellwood also offers the following amenities:

  • On-site medical professionals, with 24/7 access to nurses
  • Evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Detox and withdrawal management
  • Holistic care that includes yoga, qigong, nature walks and other fitness activities as well as mindfulness and art therapy
  • Access to peer support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery, during and after treatment
  • Family programs that help your loved ones learn how to support you and heal themselves
  • And, exclusive to Bellwood, a wellness clinic with chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture services, available at an additional cost

At Bellwood, we know that aftercare is critical for successful long-term addiction rehab and recovery. That’s why one year of aftercare is included for all eligible patients who complete our residential rehab programs. We also provide the option of online aftercare with lifelong access to our alumni network, Thrive Recovery Community.

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Bellwood as an Inpatient Facility

For drug, alcohol and addiction rehab, comprehensive care is often most beneficial. Our inpatient treatment programs offer an immersive environment, 24/7 care, and ongoing medical support.

As an EHN Canada Network facility, Bellwood is held to the highest standards and is often recognized as one of the best inpatient addiction rehab centres in Toronto. Found within tranquil Sunnybrook Park, our inpatient facilities are an ideal environment for healing.

Our inpatient facility offers integrated treatment programs that treat drug or alcohol addiction together with concurrent mental health disorders — including PTSD treatment, depression and anxiety treatment and more. Our licensed and accredited staff of multidisciplinary professionals tailor a treatment program specific to your individual needs.

Bellwood is among the best private rehabs for outcomes measurements. We are constantly and actively measuring patient outcomes to further improve our evidence-based treatment and achieve the best possible results for patients.

Longer inpatient treatment programs tend to produce better results for addiction rehab compared to shorter treatment programs. However, if your family, life, or work situation is better suited to a shorter or more flexible treatment program, our Intensive Outpatient Program may be better for you.

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Ontario’s best evidence-based treatment

Bellwood, and all EHN Canada Network facilities, use evidence-based treatment therapies that have established track records of helping people get better and achieve successful, long-term recovery. Our mental health treatments include the following:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
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The multidisciplinary team at Bellwood Health Services

Bellwood’s facilities are fully accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Our staff are all fully accredited with Accreditation Canada, in addition to our own necessary qualifications.

Our counsellors and therapists all have at least one of a masters’ degree and a minimum of a decade of experience working with addiction rehab patients. Bellwood’s on-site medical staff includes medical doctors who specialize in addiction medicine, alongside nurses and psychiatrists.

Addiction rehab at Bellwood goes beyond strictly medical needs. To strengthen our patients’ general wellbeing, the team at Bellwood includes occupational therapists, registered dietitians, physical recreation professionals, qigong and yoga teachers and more.

Honouring the legacy of Toronto’s first addiction rehab centre

Bellwood has been a leader in providing patients with the most medically accurate, evidence-based treatments for nearly 40 years. The legacy we’re building is informed by our rich history of innovation. Our name honours Ontario addiction rehab pioneer Dr. R. Gordon Bell, who treated people struggling with alcoholism and drug dependency from his home at a time when addiction was rarely discussed publicly, or even within the medical field. Our centre stands on the site of the Donwood Institute, a first-of-its-kind facility dedicated to addiction rehab founded by Dr. Bell. Today, Bellwood is a licensed hospital and private rehab that continues to stay on the cutting edge and among the best treatment centres in Ontario.

In partnership with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, we’re proud to offer the first inpatient treatment program for OCD in the country.  Some of our other first-of-its-kind treatment programs include an exclusive, civilian-focused treatment program for trauma recovery, and the first and only eating disorders treatment program in Canada that addresses eating disorders, addiction, and mental health at the same time.

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Bellwood's Treatment Programs & Services

We’re constantly updating our program offerings to provide our patients with the most up-to-date, medically accurate treatments. That’s what makes Bellwood the best alcohol and addiction rehab centre in Toronto.

Programs available at Bellwood

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How it Works

Pre-Screening Assessment

Find out if our program is right for you.

Care Plan

Meet with our addiction recovery team to build your treatment plan.

Detox & Stabilization

If struggling with substance use, you’ll prepare for rehab with 24/7 nursing support and supervision.


Spend seven weeks healing at Bellwood using a tried and tested, therapy-intensive program.

Family Participation

We invite your family to learn how to support you in your recovery. Click here to view Bellwood's visiting hours.

Relapse Prevention Plan

Work with our therapists to develop a plan that will work for you.


Leave Bellwood with a schedule of maintenance sessions and access to alumni support.

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Stories from Bellwood

Bellwood saved my life! I suffer from PTSD and alcohol addiction. I was there for a total of nine weeks and it was the best experience of my life. The counsellors and nurses are amazing and the programs are excellent! The people that I met are people I will remember for the rest of my life as we all have a familiar bond and it will stay that way. I forgot what it was like to live my life again but Bellwood brought that back to me. I also have to mention the amazing kitchen staff because the food is state of the art. You'll never go to another place to meet so many loving and caring people in your life! Thank you Bellwood for caring and teaching me that my life was worth living again!

Donna H