Located in the town of Erin, Ontario about an hour west of Toronto, Trafalgar Residence is a private residential treatment facility for adults ages 18 and over struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The curriculum offers gender-specific and trauma-informed care for every client. In addition to the core program at Trafalgar Residence, the organization runs another residential facility called Rice Lake Residence and provides aftercare from an outpatient clinic in Toronto.
Accommodations and Food
Trafalgar Residence is nestled on 13 acres of private, wooded grounds where clients connect with nature. The facility offers space for 18 clients in nine inviting and tastefully decorated gender-specific bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom. Two rooms have their own private decks and fireplaces. The grounds offer a walking trail and plenty of open, grassy land for clients to exercise or use for outdoor activities.
The house boasts a state-of-the-art 600 square foot kitchen where an Executive Chef prepares three healthy, delicious gourmet meals a day. Dietary preferences and restrictions can be accommodated upon request.
Treatment and Staff
Trafalgar Residence offers 30 and 45-day residential treatment tracks. Both programs are similar but the 30-day option includes three hour-long individual sessions a week while the 45-day track offers four. The 45-day option also includes aftercare in the form of four additional individual sessions upon completion of the program.
For residents, daily CBT-based group therapy covers topics like developing coping skills, stress management and relapse prevention. Residents also attend on-site 12-step meetings and addiction education classes. Clients may not bring cell phones to treatment and the house offers limited Internet access. Facility phones are available for outgoing calls to family.
Trafalgar Residence is run by Dr. Christine Courbasson, a psychologist who serves as Clinical Director. Twenty-four hour medication management services are provided along with dual diagnosis support. There are also six Master’s-level therapists, CADCs, an art therapist, two yoga instructors and a chef. There is no medical staff on-site so those requiring physician-supervised detox are advised to complete that process prior to beginning the program.
Adjunct therapies offered on-site include yoga, fitness training, nutrition counseling, massage therapy and art therapy. Aftercare alumni support groups are available on-site and outpatient care is offered at the affiliated clinic in Toronto.
Trafalgar Residence provides an ongoing and weekly support groups for family members and loved ones. The purpose is to educate family members on addiction and recovery and how to best support the addict while also addressing their own issues.
Trafalgar Residence provides an idyllic location for clients to work on their issues and begin recovery. The combination of highly-trained staff, evidence-based practices and peer support make this a great option for men and women in the Toronto area. For those seeking solid treatment at a reasonable price, Trafalgar Residence is a good choice.
Trafalgar Residence Location
5483 Trafalgar Road North
PO Box 885
Erin, Ontario N0B 1T0
Trafalgar Residence Cost
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