Our programs draw from a range of different evidence-based approaches. We employ cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help clients identify their thinking patterns and look practically at their behaviours. Elements of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) teach clients skills to better manage intense emotions without relying on addictive substances or behaviours. Clients are also introduced to the basics of Mindfulness meditation. Clients attend peer led self help groups (ie: 12 Step, Smart Recovery) while at Bellwood, learning the language and philosophy of these approaches. Open-ended group therapy sessions give clients the chance to connect deeply with one another, better understand themselves, get in touch with their emotions, and process their day-to-day journey in treatment.

Clients live in a therapeutic community of other people who are enduring and overcoming similar struggles, people who are there to continuously support, challenge, and inspire each other.

We offer a range of abstinence-based programs for people ages 18 and older.

Our Holistic Programs Include:

  • Assessment
  • Stabilization
  • Medical Withdrawal Management/Detox
  • 24/7 Medical Care and Support
  • Psycho-education
  • Coping Strategies including Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT)
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Relapse Prevention that is based in (CBT) Principles
  • Stress Management, Anger Management
  • Nutritional Education and Counselling
  • Physical Education and Fitness
  • Self Help Education and Support Groups (ie: 12 Steps, Smart Recovery, Wings of Change)
  • Aftercare Counseling

Our Team

Our experienced addiction treatment professionals use a holistic approach to address the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and recovery.  Bellwood’s professional team has extensive medical and counselling expertise in addiction treatment and is experienced in working with individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems.

Our Team Includes

  • Physicians, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Psychotherapists
  • Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses
  • Addiction Counsellors, including those with specialized training in post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, problem gambling, and sexual compulsion
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical Health Instructors
  • Life Skills Coaches
  • Staff in Recovery

Safety precautions against COVID-19

COVID-19 should not prevent someone from being able to receive life-saving addiction and mental health treatment. Rest assured that we are taking every step possible to protect our current patient population from contracting the infection.

Our facilities have policies and protocols in place to protect patients, including screening new patients, limiting visitors, and moving aftercare groups to online meetings.

Continue to our action plan to see what we are doing to protect our patients from COVID-19.