The Addiction Canada Glendon location is a medical detox and residential treatment facility that offers holistic, traditional and alternative substance abuse treatment options for men and women. The programs include evidence-based treatment methods, recreational activities and a non-12-step support called ACE, which is designed empower clients through education about the disease of addiction. Addiction Canada operates four locations, including two other residential facilities and an outpatient clinic and offers individualized and client-focused treatment.
Accommodations and Food
The residential facility at the Glendon location is a hospital setting accommodating 16 clients for detox, and 34 in the treatment program. Though the programs are co-ed, they are usually about 75% male. The facility houses the men and women on opposite sides of the facility in double occupancy rooms. Every bedroom has a private bathroom attached, a TV and plenty of storage space for personal items. The facility is on six acres of land and includes an on-site gym where yoga and meditation take place, a sauna and massage therapy room. There are soccer and baseball fields, a community garden and fire pit where clients sometimes come together during treatment.
Though the setting is clinical the facility is decorated in a warm, home-like fashion and provides a lot of natural light through the large skylights. There are several locations throughout where clients can relax on comfortable chairs and couches and enjoy the fireplace or flat screen television. Water, coffee and tea are refreshed throughout the day and clients are able to have in between meetings or during downtimes. Housekeeping is also provided on a daily basis.
Detox and residential dining halls are separated and serve three chef prepared meals a day. Food is served cafeteria-style providing a variety of options daily. The menus offer fresh and healthy meal options and are in compliance with allergies.
Treatment and Staff
Every client beginning treatment at Addiction Canada undergoes a thorough assessment and an individualized treatment plan is implemented, which may include detox. The detox is private and locked down for the client’s safety, and offers 24 hour care and pain management services by medical professionals. This process usually lasts between three to seven days.
Residential programs are 60 to 90 days in length and incorporate a variety of therapeutic methods in frequent group and individual therapy sessions. Modalities include CBT, Stages of Change, DBT, art therapy and a program that is unique to this facility called ACE, which stands for Addiction Canada Empowerment program, that incorporates some elements of the 12-steps into treatment but aims to arm the clients with the ability to make choices for themselves instead of surrendering to the addiction itself.
There are family and couples counseling services offered at the Glendon location on an individualized basis. An aftercare program is included in all fees and lasts for up to 12 months of once a week meetings.
Addiction Canada in Glendon provides a safe medical environment to address the physical effects of substance abuse, and the education to address the emotional side. This is a good fit for those seeking an alternative to the 12 steps. There have been successful results from the way this facility looks at addiction and the result has been the organization becoming the largest treatment operation in Canada.
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