An outpost for those seeking help with addiction, Edgewood Health Network Calgary provides an outpatient program involving addiction education, therapy, prevention techniques, assessments, and plans for recovery. Our Calgary team works with families, employers, friends and the individual to establish healthy recovery within a supportive community. We know that each patient is the product of unique circumstances, which is why we tailor our treatment to the requirements of each individual. Whatever your needs, we will meet them, and set you on a personalized journey to recovery.
Assessment / Treatment Placement
We are committed to providing tailor-made treatment plans instead of blanket solutions. And our industry standard screening tools allow us to do this, by determining the patients’ suitability for residential treatment, individual counselling or an outpatient program. By providing a proper assessment and placing our patients in programs that will be the most beneficial to them, we can start the journey to recovery off on the right foot.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Not everyone can leave their homes and jobs for a residential addiction treatment facility. But it doesn’t mean that help isn’t available. For them, Edgewood Health Network Calgary offers an in-depth, short-term outpatient program that meets the needs of the individual and sets them on the journey to recovery. Consisting of a consultation and two phases, the program also includes:
Education on addiction / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Relapse prevention techniques / Group therapy sessions / Anxiety management techniques / Healthy living practices /Assessments / Recovery Plan / Family involvement and education / Homework / Outside support / Recovery meetings. A continuous enrollment process for this program allows clients to immediately register for this intensive program any time after their consultation with one of our clinicians.
Individual and Family Counselling
Keeping your feelings pent up inside is no way to deal with addiction. Through counselling, patients are able to receive the support they need in a caring and compassionate environment. Our qualified therapists help to guide patients towards their goals and establish a healthy recovery. Family counselling provides a safe zone for family members to communicate their own needs and emotions. After all, we are all in this together.
Aftercare and Relapse Prevention
Those who participate in an aftercare program after they finish treatment are much more likely to stay sober. Our aftercare programs provide a support network of patients in early recovery. Guided by a qualified clinician, aftercare is a place to work through interpersonal, employment, legal, and stress related problems.
Relapse happens. And it can be damaging for the patient, as well as their families and loved ones. We can prevent a return to addiction through a relapse examination that focusses on modifying the thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviours that contribute to the desire to use again.
REVIVE Family Workshop
As a takeoff from our well known INSITE 6-Day Residential Program for families in Nanaimo, BC, our clinic provides a quarterly family workshop that provides family members the tools and education to help them navigate through the difficulties that are often experienced by families living with addiction. Shannon Towson, Eric Fisher and Shelbi Snodgrass are members of the clinical team that leads this family workshop.
Upcoming 2017 Workshop Dates:
September 15 and September 16
September 22 and September 23
This workshop includes discussions, group therapy and lectures that explore a range of topics including:
- Healthy boundaries
- Intimacy issues
- Expressing emotions
Each workshop runs over 2 consecutive weekends.
Calgary Specialty Services
A recovery coach provides encouragement, support, and guidance during that difficult first year in recovery. Our qualified addiction counsellors work with patients to develop a recovery plan and address barriers to ongoing sobriety. This kind of support improves outcomes and helps sustain long-term recovery.
Return to Work Planning
Addiction can affect your professional life in ways that you never intended. That’s why, once treatment comes to an end, we will work with you and your employer to ensure a healthy and safe return to your job.
12-Week Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group
How do you change negative thinking? This program provides clients the skills and tools to intervene on unhealthy and negative thoughts using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Stress management, healthy boundaries, assertive communication, and resilience are some of the topics that will be addressed to help participants improve their relationships and dialogue with their own selves and with others. Individuals do not have to be in recovery to participate.
Open, safe and effective dialogue is crucial to a great relationship. Our certified counselor can help couples resolve conflict, communicate openly and facilitate the ability to reconnect. Being in recovery is not a prerequisite to using these services.
The ultimate goal in self-care is learning to truly relax and self-regulate our stress-response. Learning effective techniques to unwind is crucial to overcoming stress and anxiety. With practice, we can develop skills to cope with life’s stressful situations. Come and discover a wide variety of strategies for dealing with stress-related health issues such as anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, and depression, just to name a few.
Drug Testing and Monitoring
We are a collection site for legal drug testing and monitoring for court ordered or legal matters. Hair and urine samples are collected in our office and analyzed by our lab under the supervision of our Medical Review Officer. We can test for 30, 60 or 90-day usage and legal documentation is provided.
Feeling anger is not the problem, it’s how we react to that explosive emotion that can lead to problems. We offer an Intensive 12-week course to help you recognize triggers and how to respond without aggression. Our certified counselors provide therapy as a group or as one-on-one sessions and are recognized as a mandated program for court orders.