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Edgewood Treatment Centre

Core Addiction & Mental Health Program

Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

When you turn to Edgewood for help overcoming addiction, you benefit from far more than just detox. You become part of a community dedicated to your success. Our addiction-certified medical team – including doctors, nurses, counsellors – provide the care and guidance you need to stop using substances for good and face accompanying mental health challenges. Through evidence-based treatment, you build the skills and habits needed to maintain your recovery – for life.

Plus, your program peers offer empathy and encouragement, while your family learns how to support you on your lifelong journey.

Program Info
Highlights
  • Supportive healing community
  • Aftercare for relapse prevention

  • Edgewood, Nanaimo, BC
  • Inpatient
  • 7 weeks
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Our Approach to Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Our addiction treatment centre in Nanaimo, BC helps you build the foundation for lasting recovery through a variety of evidence-based methods, including:

  • An abstinence-based approach, combined with medication assistance therapy if needed, for a substance-free life.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to assist in developing helpful thought patterns and healthy behaviours in recovery.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) for developing the skills needed to manage emotions and relationships, practice mindfulness, and survive crises.
  • Individual psychotherapy for an empathetic and safe space to discuss personal recovery concerns and develop treatment goals. 
  • Group therapy to provide opportunities for peer support and professionally guided emotional processing.
  • Psychoeducational sessions to help you understand yourself and the nature of addiction.
  • Mindfulness and physical exercise for creating healthy, lasting habits.
  • Relapse prevention groups to explore substance use patterns, identify relapse warning signs, and develop a long-term recovery plan.

A Day at Edgewood Inpatient Centre

Every Edgewood journey is a holistic experience that comes with the support and guidance needed to heal and grow. While every stay in Nanaimo is different, this is what a day at our treatment centre might look like in our Core Addiction and Mental Health Program.

Sun rising over water
Morning
Upon waking up, you’ll have some free time to practice the recovery skills you’ve been working on. After enjoying a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast, you’ll take a walk on our verdant grounds, then set your intentions for the day. You’ll attend an inspiring lecture from others in the recovery community. Then, you’ll cap off the morning with one-on-one counselling or by participating in a self-assessment group, in which you’ll review your goals and progress with your counsellor and peers.
Fork, plate and knife
Afternoon
You’ll shift gears with a hearty lunch. Then, you’ll take a walk, visit our gym, or attend a group recreation class – like circuit training, yoga, or somatic movement. Next, you’ll participate in a skills group, in which you’ll practice DBT, boundary setting, and gratitude. Depending on where you are in your program, you may also work on relapse prevention skills. Afterwards, you’ll have time for peer interaction.
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Evening
Dinner is a social affair at Edgewood. You’ll digest by taking an evening walk. Then, you’ll attend an AA, NA, or SMART Recovery meeting to receive empathy and support from others in the community.
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About Edgewood

Part of EHN Canada, Edgewood is BC’s premiere alcohol addiction treatment centre and has been guiding recoveries through evidence-based treatments for nearly 30 years. Situated amidst the natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s east coast in Nanaimo, Edgewood provides the peace, challenge, and community you need to heal.

Related Programs

If you struggle with drug or alcohol addiction, you may also be facing concurrent challenges. EHN Canada offers a number of recovery programs – both online and in-person at our Nanaimo treatment centre and our other facilities across the country.