Five things you need to know about the Edgewood Health Network

We get it. We’re new on the block, and you might be a little confused as to what the Edgewood Health Network really is. Simply put, we provide addiction treatment for adults in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Here are five things you need to know about us:

  1. 1. Our first priority is always patient care

a. When we make decisions, we ask ourselves, “is this what’s best for our patients?” Your health and well-being are always our number one priority. This is because our programs extend far beyond inpatient treatment. Our Continuing Care programs are here to support you for as long as you need us. It’s a relationship for life.

2. We have locations across Canada

a. We are the only national network of adult inpatient and outpatient treatment services across the country. Our network is made up of Edgewood Treatment Center in British Columbia, Bellwood Health Services in Ontario, and EHN outpatient clinics in Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. We plan to be in Québec as soon as possible. This means that patients get the same quality of care across the country.

3. Our EASI tool allows us to create personalized treatment programs

a. With so many programs and services available, how do you know what’s right for you? We’ve developed an open source assessment tool that combines ASAM placement criteria with the DSM-5 diagnostic and statistical manual. In just a few hours, we can get an accurate picture of the severity of the addiction, and create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. You may not need residential treatment, but are a great fit for outpatient programs. This is what the EASI tool will tell us.

4. We believe in addressing all aspects of the patient’s health

a. We believe that the best long-term recovery is a treatment that addresses all aspects of the patient’s health: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body, as well as the family, and community system. To achieve this we incorporate physical fitness, meditation workshops, trauma processing, group therapy, individual counseling, medical care and life skills coaching into our programs. Addiction breaks down those systems; we help you build them back up.

5. Our Continuing Care

a. Addiction treatment introduces you to sobriety; Continuing Care helps you build a life in recovery. We offer a variety of programs to help you stay well and transition into a healthy and happy life with your friends and family. And we’ll help you choose the program that’s right for you, whether it’s extended care, sober living, individual counseling, relapse prevention, or mindfulness meditation.

Get started down your path to recovery with the Edgewood Health Network.