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


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.