Edgewood Treatment Centre

Private addiction treatment on Vancouver Island

Community focused evidence-based treatment for addiction recovery

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Vancouver Island’s Best Treatment Programs for Your Recovery

Edgewood Treatment Centre is the most experienced drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility in B.C., and fully accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We believe the best chance for sobriety and long-term addiction recovery for our patients is a treatment program that addresses all aspects of their health: body, mind, spirit and social system.

We do this through the integration of evidence-based mental health treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). We also incorporate wellness approaches, including fitness, yoga and mindfulness, all designed to augment the many recovery methods we use, including SMART, Dharma, and 12-step-based recovery programs. This combination means you or your loved one will get the most cutting-edge therapies all in a setting that is warm, comfortable and safe. Our program gives you the very best opportunity for maintaining lifelong addiction recovery.

From medically supervised alcohol and drug detox, including heroin, fentanyl and other opioids, to our facilitated Aftercare Program that includes technological methods such as telehealth, Edgewood Treatment Centre delivers ongoing support from an expert team of qualified, caring, and committed staff including full-time physicians, psychiatrists and a 24/7 nursing team. Everyone who comes into treatment receives a full physical assessment to ensure their treatment and programming is aligned with their needs.

The treatment program at Edgewood is part of a coordinated system of care that includes the family, the patient, and their referral source.  Edgewood is committed to providing a superior level of communication via weekly emails and phone calls with those closest to the individual in care including family and referrals. This input and level of communication is an invaluable component to continued success in alcohol and addiction treatment.

Our goal for our patients is permanent abstinence from mood-altering behaviours or chemicals, and an improved lifestyle. Respect for the dignity of the individual and their family is the cornerstone of our treatment program.

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A Private Rehab Retreat Along the Serene Coast of B.C.

Situated among the natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s east coast, Edgewood is a private alcohol and addiction treatment centre in Nanaimo. Part of the recovery process is having the space you need to focus. And Edgewood provides both the tranquility needed to get better and establishes the foundation for lasting addiction recovery.

The community at Edgewood creates the best environment for recovery through a home-like setting where patients, families, and staff alike contribute to the healing process as they share activities, build relationships and interact with one another throughout the day.

Edgewood provides a safe healing environment for all of our patients including LGBTQ+ individuals and the two-spirited indigenous community. We are recognized as a Safe Harbour by the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) in Nanaimo, BC.

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Treatment Exclusive to Military Members and First Responders

Edgewood’s Ferguson Building is a dedicated space for our military, veteran, first responder, and frontline healthcare worker communities. Trauma, addiction, and mental illness affect these groups differently than they do civilians. Edgewood is proud to offer treatment programs tailored to their unique needs. Our evidence-based treatments address their unique struggles, including moral injury and occupational stress injury (OSI), as well as any associated substance use disorders.

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Ongoing Alumni Outreach and Support

Upon completion of treatment, one of the most important things you can do to be successful in long-term recovery is to stay connected with one another and become an active member of our Thrive Recovery Community.

At EHN Canada we have developed a robust alumni outreach program as part of our continuum of care designed to develop a long-term relationship with individuals who put their trust in us. All individuals who complete one of our programs will receive ongoing alumni outreach calls at regular intervals, consistent email communications, invitations to special events and recovery related celebrations including Cake Night and other community events.

Our Families Connect Aftercare Program is also available at Edgewood and our western facilities. If you’re interested in learning more about the Alumni programming at Edgewood, please email [email protected]

Indigenous Programming at Edgewood

At Edgewood, we understand that struggles with mental health and addiction impact different communities in vastly different ways. It is part of our mission to provide a safe and understanding environment for all of our patients to heal, including Indigenous and Two-Spirited communities. It’s why we have partnered with the  Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) in Nanaimo, B.C., and have been recognized by them as a Safe Harbour.

See What Sets Edgewood Apart

Edgewood's Treatment Programs & Services

With over 30 years of experience with mental health and addiction treatment services, Edgewood Treatment Centre provides the best treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, trauma and psychological injuries. Standing strong on B.C.’s beautiful Vancouver Island, Edgewood is the perfect location to help you get your life back.

We have mental health and addiction treatment programs backed by science, honed from years of research and experience, and supported by a thriving community. We’re constantly innovating our treatment programs to ensure we’re offering our patients the best care possible. That’s what makes Edgewood BC’s premiere evidence-based rehab centre.

Amenities Offered with Our Inpatient Programs

What’s Offered in Edgewood Inpatient Programs

  • On-site medical professionals, including nurses available 24/7
  • Evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Access to staff psychiatrists
  • Individual counselling and small group therapy
  • Integrated care that includes art therapy, yoga, meditation, music therapy and fitness
  • Access to peer support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, and Dharma/Refuge recovery groups during and after treatment
  • One year of Aftercare
  • Ongoing Alumni Outreach Program

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How it Works

Pre-Screening Assessment

Find out if our treatment program is a good fit for you.

Care Plan

Meet with our team to create your treatment plan.

Detox & Stabilization

Prepare for rehab in a safe, doctor-supervised environment.


Spend seven weeks healing at Edgewood, plus extended care, if needed.

Family Participation

Your family learns how to encourage you in your recovery.

Aftercare and Ongoing Alumni Outreach

Leave Edgewood with a relapse-prevention plan and receive ongoing alumni outreach and regular communications.

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Stories from Edgewood

I thought being in rehab was the worst thing that ever happened to me – turns out it was the best thing that ever happened in my life. I am eternally grateful for the staff at Edgewood

Edgewood Alumnus