Vancouver Programs

The Edgewood Health Network is a premier clinic that provides treatment for addiction and substance use disorders. Our Vancouver location offers a variety of services; from individual counselling to an in-depth outpatient program for those who do not require treatment within a residential facility. Our programs place a focus on the individual and take a holistic, tailored approach to treatment. No two patients share the same journey to recovery, and we are here to help you find yours. Voted best addiction recovery centre in Vancouver.

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Assessment / Treatment Placement

At Edgewood Health Network Vancouver, we recognize that every patient is different. Using our industry standard screening tools, we are able to determine what treatment program is right for you. Whether you need individual counselling, an outpatient addiction program or residential treatment, we’ll find the right fit. This means that every patient gets the right care for their level of addiction.

Intensive Outpatient Program

When it comes to addiction, no two patients are alike. For some, the journey to recovery means entering a treatment facility. However, there are those who will benefit more from a less structured environment. For them, we offer an in-depth, short-term outpatient program. Comprised 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

Individual and Family Counselling

Counselling is often the first step on the road to recovery. Our patients access compassionate support, gain self-awareness, and obtain guidance towards their personal goals in one on one sessions with a certified addiction counsellor. Additionally, family counselling provides a safe zone for family members to communicate their own needs and emotions.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

Recovery can be difficult, especially in the first year after treatment – which is why our aftercare program provides the support that patients need. Our group work offers honest feedback, increased awareness of addictive behaviours and relapse risk factors, and guides patients through interpersonal, employment, legal, and stress related problems.
Making a clean break from addiction is no easy task. Relapse can be damaging for not only the patient, but their families and loved ones. We can prevent these scenarios from playing out through a relapse examination that focusses on changing the factors that contribute to the desire to use again.

Drug Testing and Monitoring

Our drug monitoring program is a proven method of increasing sobriety rates in patients during early recovery, and allows fast detection and response in case of a relapse. When all involved parties commit to random drug testing, the process lends added accountability. It provides peace of mind for loved ones and documents abstinence for employers, EAPs and lawyers.

Vancouver Specialty Services

Return to Work Planning

We understand the importance of an honest day’s work. 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.

Trauma Processing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective way to work through trauma. When a traumatic or distressing event occurs, we sometimes lose the ability to cope. This can result in day to day problems, ranging from relationships issues, negative beliefs, phobias, grief, and trouble sleeping. The goal of EMDR is to help our patients develop better coping mechanisms and reduce the long-term effects of trauma. EMDR is also effective in combating triggers and cravings in the treatment of addiction.

Sex Addiction Therapy

Edgewood Health Network Vancouver offers counselling to men and women struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours. These behaviours may range from excessive viewing of pornography, infidelity, commercial sex and other behaviours which impact a person’s self-esteem and cause distress in the family. Working with a certified sex addiction therapist, the treatment process usually begins with an initial interview to discuss the client’s concerns. Options for treatment, including individual, group or others as recommended.

For partners, the immediate goal is to provide a safe space to express their emotions, often including hurt, anger and betrayal. Context and appreciation for the upheaval accompanying compulsive sexual behaviours’ effects helps to begin the healing process.