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Edgewood Treatment Centre

Extended Care Program at Edgewood

Returning home after rehab is full of challenges. You may be exposed to triggers and lack the support system you had while in treatment. You may also need time and resources to secure a safe place to return to in the community. Our post-treatment Extended Care Program is designed to help you practice the skills you’ve learned in inpatient treatment as you gain more independence and confidence before returning home. 

While at Edgewood, through volunteer and vocational training opportunities, you’ll be able to solidify relapse prevention skills in real-world settings while living in the safety of our community environment. You’ll develop healthy support systems, improve on the communication and life skills needed to support recovery, and test out the aftercare plan you created during rehab.

In order to be eligible for extended care, you must have completed an accredited inpatient program within the last year, be at least 30 days sober from substances or process addiction, and be able to spend at least one month in the program.

Program Info
  • Get extra support after you finish inpatient treatment at an EHN Canada facility

  • Edgewood Treatment Centre
  • Inpatient
  • Varies, Minimum 42 days
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Our Approach to Extended Care at Edgewood

Here’s what you can expect while spending time at Edgewood in our Extended Care Program for addiction and mental health treatment recovery:

  • 5+ group sessions, including psychoeducation and process groups, each week.
  • 4+ hours of self help groups each week.
  • 2+ hours of volunteer work each week.
  • Weekly one-on-one counselling sessions. 
  • Weekly group recreational activities.
  • Life skills, DBT and CBT skills, and interpersonal skills development and relapse prevention.
  • Home/community visits, when applicable and recommended.
  • As needed, access to one specialty group per week, such as support for sexual addiction, gambling, disordered eating, or healthcare professionals.

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.
Your day begins with a nutritious, chef-prepared breakfast and an inspiring lecture from others in the recovery community. You’ll cap off the morning with self-guided or group therapy, in which you’ll practice skills like DBT and CBT.
After refueling with lunch, you’ll get moving with a walk or gym visit. You’ll spend the rest of the afternoon learning new therapeutic treatments from licenced counsellors and bonding with peers who understand your journey.
You’ll wind down with fellow patients over dinner, then take in the fresh air and stunning scenery of Vancouver Island’s east coast with a walk. Your day will end with specialized support from an AA and/or NA meeting.

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

Our Extended Care program is for patients who have already completed inpatient treatment. If you’re looking to enroll in rehab, EHN Canada has plenty of options for you.

An Important Update About the Omicron Variant

We are open and accepting patients. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been dedicated to keeping our patients safe as they recover from addiction or mental health disorders.

As the situation continues to evolve, as do our protocols and practices at each EHN Canada facility. And recent news of the highly-infectious Omicron Variant is no different. Please know that we continue to implement the highest standards of infection prevention in accordance with our local health authority.

If you have any questions about your or a loved one’s care and the protocols we have in place for staff, patients, and visitors, please contact us at 416-644-6345 or email at [email protected] 

Thank you and stay safe,
The Healthcare Team at EHN Canada