EHN Bellwood Toronto

Toronto’s Leading Addiction and Mental Health Services

Evidence-based treatment for addiction and mental health disorders in the heart of the city.

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Location: Toronto Ontario

Accredited by Accreditation Canada

Effective Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment  

At EHN Bellwood Toronto, a part of EHN Canada, we have created and administered treatment programs for addiction and related mental health disorders for over 40 years. Our evidence-based treatment model is rooted in the the work of our co-founder, Dr. Gordon Bell, a pioneer in addiction rehab and treatment in Ontario. EHN Bellwood Toronto, 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 our patients’ psychological wellbeing, 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. As one of the leading treatment centres in Toronto, EHN Bellwood Toronto offers a range of services including inpatient rehab, outpatient addiction therapy, alcohol detoxification, virtual treatment, and holistic addiction treatment. 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.

EHN Bellwood Toronto – Over 40 Years Experience in Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

EHN Bellwood Toronto stands as a cornerstone in Canada’s addiction and mental health treatment landscape, embodying a legacy of innovation, dedication, and holistic care.

For decades, we’ve offered treatment programs that provide immersive, 24/7 care. This unwavering commitment to intensive support ensures that both addiction and mental health disorders are addressed in tandem, drawing upon the latest scientific insights and evidence-based methodologies. This combination of tradition and innovation sets EHN Bellwood Toronto apart.

PERSONALIZED CARE
Each experience with addiction or a mental health disorder is unique. It’s why recognizing the diverse challenges faced by our patients is key to effective treatment. Our personalized care offers the best chance at recovery. And this personal touch extends beyond patients’ time at our facility. Our 1-year Aftercare program is designed to support our alumni as they navigate the complexities of life post-treatment, ensuring a seamless transition and continued growth.

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
A strong, supportive community is integral to the EHN Bellwood Toronto experience. Through peer groups and our EHN Canada Alumni Community, we foster a culture of mutual support and encouragement. This network of care provided our alumni with the best chance at long-lasting recovery.

Inpatient Treatment at EHN Bellwood Toronto

For addiction treatment, mental health treatment, or a combination of the two, comprehensive care is the most beneficial. Our inpatient treatment programs offer an immersive environment, 24/7 care, and ongoing medical support.

As an EHN Canada network facility, EHN Bellwood Toronto is held to the highest standards and is often recognized as one of the most effective inpatient addiction rehab centres in Canada. Located next to the tranquil Sunnybrook Park, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, our inpatient facility is an ideal environment for healing

Here, we offer integrated treatment programs that treat drug or alcohol addiction together with concurrent mental health disorders — including PTSD, depression and anxiety. And  for those who are struggling but not experiencing addiction, we offer mental health based programs on their own. Our licensed and accredited staff of multidisciplinary professionals deliver both group-based treatment and individual therapy that solidifies skills and explores individualized needs.

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

If a more flexible treatment program better suits your family, life or work situation, our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program may be a better fit for you. Take this assessment to find out.

Overcoming Addiction with EHN Bellwood Toronto’s Evidence-based Approaches

At EHN Bellwood Toronto, we harness the power of evidence-based approaches in confronting addiction and mental health disorders. As one of the leading Canadian treatment facilities, we are committed to offering comprehensive, research-driven programs. 

TREATMENT METHODS
We utilize proven therapeutic models like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). These methods have proven to patients reshape thought patterns, enabling them to develop robust coping mechanisms and help achieve greater emotional balance.

Recognizing the intricate relationship between addiction and coexisting mental health disorders, EHN Bellwood Toronto takes pride in its holistic dual diagnosis treatment. This integrated approach ensures that both the addiction and any underlying mental health issues are addressed concurrently – providing a more complete path to recovery.

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Our approach is further enriched by a combination of group and individual therapy sessions. These platforms encourage shared experiences and individualized treatment plans, ensuring every patient feels seen, heard, and understood. To further empower our patients, we offer extensive guidance on the nuances of the recovery journey, from understanding the nature of addiction and the mechanics of rehab to the specifics of a medical detox and intervention strategies.

RELAPSE PREVENTION AND AFTERCARE
But our commitment doesn’t end when the formal treatment concludes.  EHN Bellwood Toronto emphasizes the importance of relapse prevention and robust Aftercare, ensuring that our patients have the tools for their lifelong journeys of recovery. By fostering resilience and providing continuous support, we stand beside our patients every step of the way.

EHN Bellwood Toronto’s team is led by medical professionals

Our staff are all fully accredited with Accreditation Canada, in addition to our own necessary qualifications. EHN Bellwood Toronto’s on-site staff includes medical doctors who specialize in addiction medicine, alongside nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors and therapists.

We hire masters-level clinicians to lead therapy sessions and group sessions at EHN Bellwood Toronto.  But our addiction rehab and mental health treatment also goes beyond strictly medical needs. To strengthen our patients’ general well-being, the team at EHN Bellwood Toronto includes occupational therapists, registered dietitians, physical recreation professionals, qigong and yoga teachers and more.

Celebrating Recovery Success Stories at EHN Bellwood Toronto

Located in the heart of Toronto, EHN Bellwood Toronto stands as a testament to the determination of countless individuals who’ve reclaimed their lives after struggles with addiction and mental health disorders. With a history of pioneering treatment, EHN Bellwood Toronto has offered a path to recovery for many. Driven by compassion and unwavering commitment, our dedicated team is the cornerstone of our exceptional patient care. Woven into our history is the tapestry of success stories told by each of our patients. At EHN Bellwood Toronto, we don’t just treat. We celebrate every triumph, knowing that each success story can, in turn, inspire countless others. 

Recovery is possible. We can help.

Yair CohenYair Cohen ★★★★★ I checked into Bellwood in February of 2024. I went in completely broken (emotionally, mentally, spiritually and financially). I could not stop using drugs. Even when I did manage to stop for a little while, all I could think about was using and was living a a hopeless and sad existence. I was greeted and welcomed warmly the night i arrived (from Montreal). I immediately had an intake meeting with the on-call doctor. I knew I was in the right place as soon as I skimmed through the binder with my curriculum for the following 7 weeks (with a short letter from my primary counsellor, which was a nice personal touch). Getting clean while doing intensive therapy (both in group and one-on-one therapy sessions) is not an easy thing to do. There were plenty of moments of levity and humour, which I believe helped with morale and made for a conducive environment to be more engaged in sessions. Looking back, I was able to apply the different therapeutic tools in real time, throughout my day to day life in treatment (both CBT and DBT, which I found was especially effective for my interpersonal skills). The resources available were more than I needed. Everything from 24 hour access to friendly, proactive nurses, to delicious food. (Provided and served by the loveliest people at “Me & Julio” catering company who operate within Bellwood). The accommodations were very comfortable, with the cleaning team doing a great job (cleaning your rooms twice a week). The support counsellors were exactly that. Supportive. They were able to help with something as small as getting new linen or towels, to providing support when I wasn't feeling well and needed someone to talk to immediately. Within the community, I met so many great people from all walks of life. People of military backgrounds , to construction workers , and healthcare professionals. While many of our backgrounds varied (age, sex, ethnicity etc.), most of us shared the affliction of addiction. So I was able to connect with many of my peers on a deeper level, regardless of differences on the surface. They were a great additional resource to talk to things through with and gain perspective. I had many ups and downs during my 7 week stay. I also tapered off medication which was another key part of my recovery. This was done through weekly consults with my physician, who went above and beyond, in order to ensure that i left his office with a a sense of comfort and being understood. I always felt like I was in good hands throughout my time there, especially when I was having a bad day. I always felt safe to voice my concerns or ask questions to anyone there. Getting sober is just the beginning. Discussing and revisiting parts of my life was sometimes very painful (although necessary).The staff was very understanding of that and if I needed to rest in my room when I felt drained instead of attending a class, they encouraged it. Finally. I think a lot of (continued) success to this day, is result of a solid foundation I was able to build by attending some of the many outside meetings brought to the Bellwood facility in the evenings, multiple times a week (attendance to these are optional). Fellowships like AA, CA, NA and Smart Meetings. Attending these meetings was a great intro for me to make outside connections. I still attend these meetings here in Montreal, along with my weekly Bellwood aftercare appointments at a sister facility called Nouveau Depart. Today, I live a life worth living with meaning and purpose. I contribute positively to those around me. I had given up on myself and would have never thought I’d be where I am today. As long as I continue to act in accordance with a set of values I was able to instill during my therapy sessions, i will continue to grow and love the person i’ve become. NB: I believe that a successful recovery is contigent on self honesty and the work one is willing to put in to achieve a life of meaning, free of drugs and alcohol. If you meet these requirements. You no longer have to suffer, look no further than Bellwood 💙Soroosh SarabadaniSoroosh Sarabadani ★★★★★ Hello,Reflecting on my stay from November to January, I found the direct questioning during classes to be thought-provoking, albeit occasionally intrusive. Throughout, the staff's unwavering kindness was a beacon of support. The meals were exceptional, the rooms spotless, and the atmosphere conducive to my detox journey. I'm profoundly grateful for the tireless assistance I received, which has empowered me on my path to recovery.With heartfelt thanks and warm regardsSorooshDon FinlanDon Finlan ★★★★★ I recommend this treatment . Everyone from the cleaning staff the cooks staff the Sc staff the nursing staff and the Pc staff made my welcome feel like i was at home. I went into bellwood with a chip on my shoulder and came out with the weight on my back and a new person on life. I especially like to thank Emilie for everything she did for me. Thank you again Bellwood for all that you did for me.Jason BoardJason Board ★★★★★ There is no better, well facilitated, welcoming, and open recovery facility in the world.Whatever your issue, Bellwood will help with an understanding of cause, and teach you the skills necessary to gain control of your life.Jo-Anne SmithJo-Anne Smith ★★★★★ Naturally I was terrified walking through the doors to the intake. I’m glad I did and stuck to it. I’m happy healthy and beginning a new life journey. Everyone I met were friendly and helpful. I would like to thank Jo, Gill and Sara-Jane. Your kindness and guidance will never be forgotten.Darryl McGilveryDarryl McGilvery ★★★★★ Bellwood left an impression on me that i will take with me for the rest of my life. The staff are warm and welcoming, emotionally in touch with clients needs and never once did i feel like i was being judged. Additionally, the culture of the community here is warm and welcoming, if there are any peer concerns staff address the issue accordingly. I look forward to returning as an alumni volunteer.Josh BigbloodJosh Bigblood ★★★★★ Being here in Bellwood has great experience and staff helping and comforting experience, learning new ways to cope and dealing with emotions/traumas.Im truly thankful and grateful for the help they've givenjs_loader

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Overcoming Addiction with EHN Bellwood Toronto's Evidence-based Approaches

Every individual’s journey to recovery is unique. With EHN Bellwood Toronto’s approach to treatment honed over the past 40 years, we incorporate a range of services crafted to meet diverse needs. 

With compassion and a deep understanding of addiction and mental health disorders, our team of dedicated counsellors, doctors, nurses, and therapists collaborates to create comprehensive treatment plans. Whether it’s substance abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other concurrent mental health disorders, our evidence-based programs are designed to address the underlying issues – not just the symptoms.  

At EHN Bellwood Toronto, individuals find comfort in a supportive community focused on re-building lives damaged by substance abuse and mental health disorders. Here, we listen, understand, and craft a path to recovery that respects and honours each individual’s experiences and challenges. 

With EHN Bellwood Toronto, each individual is not just another patient. Each has a unique story and we’re here to help write your next chapter.

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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.

Treatment

Heal at EHN Bellwood Toronto using a tried and tested, therapy-intensive program.

Family Participation

We invite your family to learn how to support you in your recovery.

Relapse Prevention Plan

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

Aftercare

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does treatment cost?

    At EHN Bellwood Toronto, we have different types of treatment programs with different lengths, so there is no set price for treatment but will vary depending on each situation. EHN Bellwood Toronto also exclusively offers OHIP-funded beds. Learn more about pricing by contacting our admissions team at 1-866-927-1585.

  • Am I allowed to bring my cell phone to treatment?

    No cell phones are allowed while in treatment. All devices should be left in a safe space or with a loved one.

  • Is chewing tobacco allowed during treatment?

    Chewing tobacco is not allowed during treatment at Bellwood.

  • Is EHN Bellwood Toronto a co-ed facility?

    Yes, EHN Bellwood Toronto is a co-ed facility.

  • Do you need a referral from a doctor or therapist to come to EHN Bellwood Toronto?

    No, you do not need a referral from a doctor or therapist to come to EHN Bellwood Toronto.

  • Do you offer group therapy?

    All of EHN Bellwood Toronto’s treatment programs offer group therapy sessions. There is evidence supporting the importance and effectiveness of group therapy such as fostering belongingness and creating hope. Read why group therapy is effective here.

  • Are the rooms single or double?

    EHN Bellwood Toronto offers both single and double rooms. Please contact EHN Bellwood Toronto admissions at 1-866-927-1585 who will provide you with more information about accommodation.

  • Do you treat concurrent disorders? (Mental health and addiction treatment)

    Yes, all EHN Bellwood Toronto programs treat concurrent addiction and mental health disorders, except for our Mood and Anxiety program. Learn more about the concurrent disorders program here.

  • Do you offer detox?

    Yes, EHN Bellwood Toronto offers medically-supervised detox.

  • What kinds of treatment do you offer?

    EHN Bellwood Toronto offers a wide array of treatments for those dealing with addiction and mental health disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, OCD, PTSD, and behavioural addictions like eating disorders. Learn more about EHN Bellwood Toronto’s treatment programming here.

  • Can I use my company's health insurance to pay for treatment?

    This is dependent on insurance plan to insurance plan. Some company health insurance may pay for treatment, but to be certain contact your insurance provider and inquire if they cover non-publicly funded treatment. If yes, then they can cover treatment. Some health insurance may only cover part of treatment, meaning the ministry of health will cover the remaining portion which in some cases can delay when you receive treatment. Please call our admissions team at 1-866-927-1585 to learn more about your options.

  • Can I use insurance to pay for treatment?

    EHN Bellwood Toronto’s treatment programs can vary in coverage depending on your insurance plan. Contact the EHN Bellwood team so they can help understand your coverage. You can contact them at 1-866-927-1585.

  • How long are the stays?

    There is no set date for how long a stay would be. This is all dependent on each individual’s situation. Stays can vary from a 4-day detox to 64-day treatment or longer. Learn more about your situation and the appropriate treatment plan by contacting 1-866-927-1585.

  • Is there a waitlist to get inpatient treatment?

    Occupancy rates for inpatient programs vary. Please contact EHN Bellwood Toronto admissions at 1-866-927-1585 for information about program availability and to explore your options.

  • Does OHIP cover inpatient treatment?

    EHN Bellwood Toronto does offer some OHIP-funded beds available for Ontario residents. Contact EHN Bellwood admissions at 1-866-927-1585 to learn more about your options.

  • Do you offer individual therapy?

    Yes, all programming at EHN Bellwood Toronto offers individual therapy.

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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

“My Bellwood experience was very positive. The expertise of the staff was exceptional. My Primary counselor, group counselors, support counselors and facilitators were very knowledgeable, and understanding. Emotional, mental and physical education was extensive with the goal to improve understanding and knowledge in all aspects of our lives. The medical staff was comprised of doctors and nurses specializing in addiction. I couldn't ask for any better. Their aftercare program consists of weekly group therapy and an alumni program for all those that complete their programs. I am just starting the aftercare and will look forward to the fellowship."

Dave L.

"Exceptional staff and counsellors. I couldn't have asked for better staff. So caring and friendly, from the doctors, the counsellors, the front line addiction workers, everyone! I always knew I could talk to anyone. Programs were great, outings were awesome, gym was great."

Kelsey G.

"We truly do not know what we would have done without all the amazing counsellors, admissions team, Doctors, RNs, and Chefs at Bellwood. You are people who have a passion to make a difference. You go above and beyond. You helped save our loved one’s life!

We are so proud of our family member for the journey they have overcome and continue to overcome. Words cannot do justice to tell you how much we appreciate what you have done for our family. The staff at Bellwood will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you Bellwood and such an amazing staff - our family member would not be where they are today without your team. Thank you again for making a difference."

Cheryl T.