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Cedars at Cobble Hill


Cedars at Cobble HillThe Basics

Cedars at Cobble Hill is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Its lodge-style buildings are nestled in an expansive grove of evergreen trees with sprawling lawns, water features and hiking trails. Some will recognize the location from the now-cancelled reality television show Intervention Canada.

Accommodations and Food

Cedars at Cobble Hill can accommodate 49 individuals in its residential treatment program and up to 12 in its Discovery program, which serves family members or addicted individuals. The buildings all feature log cabin framing, exposed beams, hardwood floors and river-rock fireplaces. Clients enjoy small shared rooms with single beds, a dresser, desk and cozy wall-to-wall carpeting. The on-site chefs cater to a wide range of dietary restrictions and offer a well-stocked salad bar and vegetarian options at every meal.

Treatment and Staff

Primary treatment for addiction at Cedars at Cobble Hill is 12-step based and includes medically supervised detox, nutrition assessment, fitness sessions and relapse prevention planning along with a daily schedule that includes CBT, experiential learning activities, lectures, peer interaction and meetings. The staff encourages gender separation to reduce distractions and improve trust and communication within therapy groups. Cedars at Cobble Hill recognizes the prevalence of co-occurring mental health disorders and offers dual diagnosis support. The program places less emphasis on individual therapy, noting that it has a tendency to merely produce insightful addicts.

Treatment lasts anywhere from 42 to 50 days and costs C$18,120 to $21,000 (about US$16,000 to $18,500).

Cedars at Cobble Hill also offers treatment for disordered eating, as well as medically supervised detox, nutrition assessments, fitness sessions and equine therapy. In addition, they have complete family treatment with small group therapy and Alanon meetings in its Discovery facility, which offers treatment programs every two weeks.

The staff at Cedars at Cobble Hill are well educated and have a surprisingly long history of treating addictive disorders at this and other programs. Medical Director Dr. Ted Kardera has been practicing addiction medicine since 1986.


Cedars at Cobble Hill offers exercise activities seven days a week and regularly brings in a personal trainer for boot camps. Yoga is also offered every day. First Nations programming may include sweat lodge ceremonies, teachings, and river bathing supervised by a local First Nations elder.

In Summary

The folks on Intervention Canada got lucky when they were sent to Cedars at Cobble Hill. The beautiful location and caring staff offer the tools necessary to begin life in recovery.

Cedars at Cobble Hill
3741 Holland Ave
Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0

Cedars at Cobble Hill Cost: $18,000 (30 days) [US $16,000, per publishing day exchange rate]. Reach Cedars at Cobble Hill by phone at (866) 716-2006. Find Cedars at Cobble Hill on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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