Extended Care Program at Edgewood
Using evidence-based treatment to provide ongoing support for addiction recovery
Designed for patients who have completed inpatient treatment, Edgewood’s Extended Care Program helps establish a strong foundation for recovery. Patients implement newly acquired recovery tools and thereby increase self-responsibility and accountability in their lives. The program is a bridge between inpatient and supported recovery living or independent living.
Extended Care Program patients engage in local recovery community activities; attending a minimum of five self-help meetings weekly, AA, NA, MA, CA, Smart Recovery or Recovery Dharma. They will acquire a home group and temporary sponsor or mentor, call peers in recovery for fellowship and secure rides to local meetings and accessing online meetings cultivating connection and community.
Patients continue their treatment under the medical and psychiatric care of the Edgewood Medical Director. Clinical care is provided by the Extended Care counsellors and support staff under the supervision of the Extended Care Supervisor and Clinical Director.
A Day at Edgewood Inpatient Centre
Every recovery journey at Edgewood takes a holistic approach that provides the support and guidance needed to heal and grow. While no two experiences are the same, this is how a typical day at our Nanaimo, B.C. treatment centre may look.