Extended Care Program

The Extended Care Program offered at Edgewood Treatment Centre, in Nanaimo, BC, is part the continuum of care provided by EHN Canada. Benefits of this post-residential-treatment program include the following:

  • Increasing healthy community and family support systems
  • Solidifying relapse prevention skills in real world settings while living in a safe environment
  • Advancing communication and life skills to support recovery
  • Developing a structured aftercare plan to assist in transition the community
  • Developing a life worth

Program Overview

This program provides evidence-based treatment in a supportive environment that promotes long term
recovery as well as building the client’s self-sufficiency. Clients attend for 1-3 months post inpatient treatment and participate in the following programming:

  • Minimum of 5 groups weekly (psychoeducational and process groups)
  • Life skills, DBT/CBT skills, Interpersonal skills, relapse prevention
  • One individual session with counsellor weekly
  • One group recreational activity weekly
  • Minimum of 4 self help groups weekly
  • Minimum of 2 hours of volunteer work weekly
  • Home / Community visits when applicable and recommended
  • Access to one specialty group weekly as required (sexual addiction, gambling, disordered
    eating, healthcare professional)

Program Inclusion Criteria

  • Completion of an accredited inpatient program within last year
  • Abstinence from substance / process addiction for 30 days
  • Commitment of at least 4 weeks in extended care
  • Some exceptions may be granted depending on clinical assessmentExtended Care Program