The Right PTSD & Addiction Treatment can Change Everything

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Let Bellwood Health Services help you find the right treatment program for you or your loved one struggling with addiction.

Many people suffering PTSD or Operational Stress Injuries also face the added challenge of addiction. What began as an attempt to manage the symptoms of trauma –hyperarousal, difficulties sleeping, flashbacks, hypervigilance and isolation – often becomes an additional problem in its own right. This 9-week program is designed to specifically treat PTSD/OSI and addiction at the same time and designated for military, police, firefighters, EMS, and other first responders.

Our team includes counsellors with extensive trauma therapy training, an occupational therapist, and supporting medical team. You or your loved one will be matched with a primary counsellor, as well as a physician. The specialized nature of the program ensures that much of the programming takes part in small, intimate groups of patients in the same cohort.

One Year Free Aftercare

At Bellwood, we realize that aftercare is critical for successful long-term addiction recovery. That’s why one year free aftercare is included in the price of our residential addiction treatment programs. We also provide the option of online aftercare through the Wagon mobile app.

The Program Revolves around the following Stages:

  • Our counsellors and doctors educate on the nature of PTSD – how it develops, what the symptoms are, how it affects the body. A thorough understanding of the disorder is essential to beginning to learn how to manage it.
  • Addiction education is provided to understand the effects of substances on the brain and body, the multiple causes of addiction, other mental health disorders, risk factors for relapse, and other relevant topics
  • Staff works to increase engagement in activities you may have withdrawn from that provide enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT) is used to help develop skills to regulate emotions, develop distress tolerance and increase interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Work on in-vivo exposure with our Occupational Therapist. This involves the gradual, guided, and systematic approach to situations and activities that have been avoided due to distress.
  • Identify signs of behavioural, mental, and emotional deterioration, and put in place plans to counteract these with our addiction relapse prevention program.
  • The program also includes 4 anger management workshops (total of 12 hours). This popular program component informs you about the purposes of anger, its triggers, and its warning signs.
  • Centered around the concept of balance, these sessions invite you to live a more centered existence and develop healthier, alternate responses to anger.
  • Towards the end of the program, the focus shifts to planning for next steps and discharge. You will attend sessions to help identify strategies to maintain your gains when you return home. The team works on developing a solid discharge plan and connects you with ongoing support upon leaving Bellwood.

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Let us help you find the right treatment program for you or your loved one struggling with addiction.

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