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Habitude provides men’s-only residential substance abuse treatment in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Since the facility is about 40 minutes south of Toronto and 40 minutes north of Niagara Falls, it caters to both Canadian and American clients. Habitude was founded in 2005 and specializes in a holisticbio-psycho-social approach to recovery. The programs range from 30 to 90 days and include detox, stabilization and family education.

Accommodations and Food

Habitude is located in a comfortable, well-appointed residential home in a quiet upscale neighborhood. The home can host up to nine men at a time, each sharing a double-occupancy room and bathroom with one other client. Furnishings are modern and stylish, with comfortable leather sofas in common areas, a gas fireplace and a fully-equipped kitchen. The residence has a laundry room, multi-use exercise area and TV area.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at Habitude begins with a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment that helps determine treatment needs. If necessary, an on-site detox process includes traditional medical support and ortho-molecular medicine; which uses vitamins, minerals, essential oils and sauna therapy.
Residents attend a schedule of group and individual therapy according to their individualized treatment plan. Sessions focus on building real-life coping skills by changing negative core beliefs, learning stress and anxiety management techniques, setting boundaries, conflict resolution and anger management. Since family relationships are an important part of recovery, there is a strong family component to the programs at Habitude. Customized family support is available for all clients and their loved ones.
The treatment team includes Master’s-level therapists,  a medical Doctor, a naturopathic doctor and a nutritionist. Clinicians are equipped to treat co-occurring disorders with specialized individual sessions and medication management. Habitude was founded by husband and wife team John Vereecke and Tammy Francouer. Vereecke is a recovering addict and certified counselor and Francouer is an expert on addiction and family issues.


Family programs at Habitude include an empowerment workshop and a free monthly family group. The workshops are led by Francouer and allow loved ones to talk about the impact of addiction in a structured environment. The focus is on healthy, respectful communication and creating positive boundaries.

In Summary

Habitude provides men’s-only residential treatment in a location convenient to the Toronto metro and upstate New York area. Treatment focuses on restoring the body and mind through supervised detox, vitamin supplements, evidence-based therapies and an intro to the 12 steps. This is a great choice for both Canadian and American men seeking high-end amenities, affordable holistic treatment and well-tested therapeutic practices.

Habitude Location

163 Plains Rd West
Burlington, ON L7T 1G1

Habitude Cost

Starting at $15,000 CAD plus HST (30 days). Reach Habitude by phone at (877) 523-8369
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