Programs

Our compassionate Medical and Clinical teams work with our clients to understand their unique personal life situation, their relationship to work,  family and loved ones, their physical symptoms and the psychological issues they face every day. Together, we develop a personalized addiction treatment plan that addresses the physical, emotional and social needs of our clients and gives them the tactics and skills required to get well and stay well.

PROGRAMS:

Detoxification “detox” Program for Drug and Alcohol Addiction:

The term detoxification or “detox” refers to the removal of “toxins” from a person’s body. In the case of addiction treatment, detox is the process by which a person rids their body of substances of abuse. Detox is often seen as an essential and first step in the effort to overcome Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and find your way to a healthier and happier life in Recovery.

We know that “one-size” treatment does not fit all! Detox at Whiterock begins with a thorough personal assessment which includes an evaluation of the client’s physical and psychological health as well as gathering relevant medical history. This assessment allows the program’s professionals to develop a unique and personally customized detox plan for each client and also provides the treatment team with critical information that they will use to develop a unique and comprehensive treatment plan to guide the client’s post-detox care.

When a person has developed a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and is dependent upon alcohol or another drug, their body will adapt to the presence of the substance. When the person tries to stop or reduce their use of the substance, the absence of the drug will trigger the onset of a variety of distressing physical and psychological symptoms. This experience, known as withdrawal varies depending on which drug the person has been using, how long they have been dependent on the substance and the amount of the drug that they have been using. Withdrawal symptoms also include powerful cravings for the substance, insomnia, nausea, agitation, depression, and tremors, abdominal cramping, muscle and bone pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some cases, individuals who are going through withdrawal may experience hallucinations, delusions, and seizures.

The pain of withdrawal, can make it extremely difficult, and in some cases even dangerous, to end substance use without help. The Detox Program at Whiterock EHN Canada provides individually tailored, medically supervised treatment and support through the detox process. Often referred to as medically monitored detox, this process occurs in a clinical setting where experienced professionals can help to alleviate the physical and psychological distress that often accompanies withdrawal while also ensuring that the individual’s health is not at risk during the experience.

Depending upon the individual’s medical history and the nature and severity of his or her substance abuse, detox will likely include the administration of certain medications that are designed to ease both physical and psychological distress. For example, symptoms of opioid withdrawal are often treated with medications such as methadone or Suboxone, while individuals who are withdrawing from alcohol may benefit from certain prescription benzodiazepines. The specific medications that may be incorporated into any individual’s detox treatment will be determined by consultation with the members of his or her medical team.

Detox typically takes three to ten days, though this time frame can vary depending upon various personal factors. When an individual participates in detox at Whiterock EHN Canada, they can transition directly into residential care once they complete detox.

The following are among the many benefits of participating in detox at Whiterock EHN Canada:

  • The client will remain in a safe environment throughout the process, and will be under 24/7 care and supervision of trained and experienced medical professionals including Physicians trained and credentialed in Addiction Medicine, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.
  • The client will not have access to the substance they are addicted to so there is no risk of the individual relapsing.
  • The client will have continuous support throughout his or her time in detox, and will be working with professionals who have specific expertise in treating the physical and psychological impact of withdrawal.
  • Depending upon the client’s response to detox, they may be able to begin participating in the therapeutic component of their treatment plan while still in the detox environment.
  • When the client has successfully completed detox, they can transition directly into residential treatment or another level of care. This will significantly increase the probability for long term Recovery and will reduce the risk of immediate relapse.

To learn more about detox, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at Whiterock EHN Canada, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to providing you with the information that you need to make the most informed decision for yourself or for a loved one.

Individualized Residential Care at Whiterock EHN-Canada:

There are many reasons why people find themselves in need of inpatient or residential care for substance use concerns and/or mental health or behavioral issues. Residential treatment provides clients in need of stabilization and crisis resolution with a safe environment in which to start their Recovery. Residential treatment is used to address serious episodes of illness, stabilize symptoms, and offer an assessment of complex and/or acute needs that require close and prolonged observation

At EHN Canada, we have developed a renowned reputation for our commitment to providing comprehensive, clinically excellent addiction and mental health services. Through our innovative, evidence-based programming, individuals can receive the life-changing care they need to succeed in getting well, staying well and rebuilding the healthy lives they deserve.

When clients are in residential care at Whiterock, they are entering a safe and caring environment where they are monitored 24/7 by trained professionals. In this treatment milieu, the challenges, complications, and stressors of life are removed so that clients are able to focus on recovering and becoming well again.

The difference at Whiterock is the level of individualized care you receive and the detail paid to customizing a plan of care very specific to each client. We know that “one size treatment” is not right for everyone.

Upon entering the Whiterock program, clients will meet with a team of medical and clinical professionals who will work in collaboration to develop an individualized treatment plan that has been customized to meet the client’s unique needs. These tailored plans will involve a combination of therapeutic practices and interventions, along with support services that will continue upon the completion of treatment.

All psychological and therapeutic interventions that are used in the Residential Program at Whiterock EHN Canada are informed by evidence-based practice. The clinical framework is based on both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (link) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (link). Intervention in the Residential Care Program at Whiterock will include the following:

Medication management: Depending on a clients needs, certain psychotropic medications may be used to address a variety of mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety. These issues may in fact, fuel the addiction and must be addressed in order to enable long term Recovery and prevent relapse. When this is the case, clients will meet with a Psychiatrist on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that the medications they have been prescribed are benefiting them in the intended way and to make any on-going changes that may be necessary.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a critical component of care at Whiterock. Individual therapy allows a time for people to meet in a confidential, one-to-one setting with an experienced and well- trained therapist. During these sessions, people can process through their personal problems, issues and experiences. Individual therapy also provides a safe place to discuss personal issues that a client may be reluctant to process in a group therapy setting; Issues such as trauma, abuse or sexuality.

Group therapy: Group therapy offers a number of benefits for individuals who are receiving residential care. Group therapy sessions are led by highly trained and experienced clinicians who guide topics of discussion and skills training that are relevant to relapse prevention. By engaging in these CBT and DBT group sessions, individuals will not only learn ways to recover from Substance Use Disorder and mental health issues but they can also give and receive support to and from other clients who are dealing with the same struggles. Group therapy sessions can help individuals come to realize that they are not alone. This can help encourage acceptance and healing.

Family therapy: When individuals enter into a treatment program, it can be an intimidating time not only for them, but also for their loved ones. For this reason, Whiterock EHN-Canada offer family members the opportunity to engage in family therapy sessions. These sessions are led by experienced family therapists and provide individuals and their family with a safe space to come together and discuss the ways in which addiction has affected the family unit as a whole. This can also be a time for family members to become educated on the particular struggles that their loved one is facing.

Continuing care: From the time that clients enter residential treatment at Whiterock, their treatment teams will be working to create a thorough aftercare plan. Upon completion of residential care, individuals will meet with case workers or other staff members to review options for continuing care. Following residential treatment, many clients may benefit from stepping down into partial hospitalization programming, intensive outpatient programming, or traditional outpatient services such as weekly therapy sessions, monthly medication management, and similar services. The purpose of planning for continuing care services is to ensure that individuals get the support necessary to remain successful in sustaining the progress they made while in residential treatment and to prevent relapse.

If you or a loved one is in need of comprehensive care to overcome addiction or mental health concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Whiterock EHN Canada today. Compassionate and knowledgeable staff s are available 24/7 to answer any questions you or a loved one may have, and to assist you in taking the next step towards getting well and staying well.

PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM (PHP):

Partial hospitalization programs, commonly referred to as PHP, provide the most intensive level of non-residential care that is available within the EHN-Canada network of treatment programs. Individuals who have been struggling with addiction, mental health issues or and/or behavioral health disorders may benefit from PHP services.

The PHP level of care is designed for clients who meet one of the two following criteria:

  • Clients who have completed detox or residential treatment for addiction with or without a mental health or behavioral health issue and who can benefit from a structured level of step-down support as they transition to a more independent lifestyle.
  • Clients whose addiction and mental health or behavioral needs do not rise to the level that requires the intensive nature of treatment that is provided at a detox or residential level of care.

In order to participate in PHP, clients must be stable enough to be able to  fully engage in all therapeutic interventions, and must not have physical or psychological needs that require 24/7 care. Because PHP does not include a supportive housing component, clients must be capable of living independently, or must have secured other housing arrangements. Clients attend PHP Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm with an occasional weekend medical appointment. Clients return home evenings and weekends to test skills.

As is the case at all levels of care at Whiterock EHN-Canada, PHP treatment is a personalized experience that is designed to meet the specific strengths, needs, and treatment goals of each client. Prior to being admitting into PHP, clients will either undergo a thorough psychosocial assessment. This ensures that the treatment professionals at the PHP have the information that they need to develop the personalized plan that will guide the individual’s progress throughout his or her time in the program.

All psychological and therapeutic interventions that are used in the PHP at Whiterock EHN- Canada are informed by evidence-based practice. The clinical framework is based on both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (link) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (link). Intervention in the Residential Care Program at Whiterock may include the following:

Medication management: Depending on a clients needs, certain psychotropic medications may be used to address a variety off mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety. These issues may in fact, fuel the addiction and must be addressed in order to enable long term Recovery and prevent relapse. When this is the case, clients will meet with a Psychiatrist on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that the medications they have been prescribed are benefiting them in the intended way and to make any on-going changes that may be necessary.

Group therapy:  Group therapy is the primary intervention of PHP treatment. PHP typically features multiple group therapy sessions each treatment day. Led by a counselor, therapist, or other appropriate professional, group therapy provides clients with the opportunity to share their insights, learn from the experiences of others, and give and receive support with others who are dealing with similar challenges. Group therapy sessions also provide safe and structured environments in which individuals can practice productive interpersonal communication and work on other skills that may be essential to their Recovery

By engaging in CBT and DBT group sessions, clients will not only learn ways to recover from Substance Use Disorder and mental health issues but they can also give and receive support to and from other clients who are dealing with the same struggles. Group therapy sessions can help individuals come to realize that they are not alone. This can help encourage acceptance and healing.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a critical component of care at Whiterock PHP. Individual therapy allows a time for people to meet in a confidential, one-to-one setting with an experienced and well- trained therapist. During these sessions, people can process through their personal problems, issues and experiences. Individual therapy also provides a safe place to discuss personal issues that a client may be reluctant to process in a group therapy setting; Issues such as trauma, abuse or sexuality.

Family therapy: When individuals enter into a PHP, it can be an intimidating time not only for them, but also for their loved ones. For this reason, Whiterock EHN-Canada offer family members the opportunity to engage in family therapy sessions. These sessions are led by experienced family therapists and provide individuals and their family with a safe space to come together and discuss the ways in which addiction has affected the family unit as a whole. This can also be a time for family members to become educated on the particular struggles that their loved one is facing.

Continuing care: From the time that clients enter the PHP at Whiterock, their treatment teams will be working to create a thorough aftercare plan. Upon completion of PHP, individuals will meet with case workers or other staff members to review options for continuing care. Following PHP, many clients may benefit from stepping down into intensive outpatient programming, or traditional outpatient services such as weekly therapy sessions, monthly medication management, and similar services. The purpose of planning for continuing care services is to ensure that individuals get the support necessary to remain successful in sustaining the progress they made while in PHP treatment and to prevent relapse.

To learn more about treatment at the PHP level, or to get answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at Whiterock EHN-Canada, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you make the most informed decision for yourself or for a loved one.

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP):

When clients are in need of a structured setting in which to work towards overcoming symptoms of addiction, they may find benefits from engaging in an intensive outpatient program (IOP). This treatment option allows individuals to receive thorough treatment that fully addresses their needs in a less restrictive environment than that which is offered in partial hospitalization programming (PHP) or residential care. Yet, it provides a more structured therapeutic setting than that which is typically offered in a traditional outpatient setting.

The structure of outpatient programs can vary from one treatment center to the next in regards of how many days per week the sessions are offered, the amount of hours per day that the program takes place, and the length of time during which the program lasts. The Whiterock IOP meets at least three times per week, providing a minimum of three (3) hours of treatment per session. Proposed schedule is 4:00-7:00pm, three evenings per week with an option for Saturday programming (9:00am-12:00pm).

When individuals enter into IOP, they will be made aware of the specific times that the program meets so that they can determine which schedules work best for them without hindering their ability to adhere to other daily responsibilities.

All individuals who engage in IOP receive individualized treatment plans that are tailored to meet their unique needs so that their treatment goals can be most appropriately met. These individualized treatment plans will include a variety of therapeutic interventions, which may include the following:

Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are frequently the main treatment component used in IOPs. The number and types of groups that meet will vary from program to program based on the unique needs of the client. These group sessions are led by professionals who facilitate topics of discussions that are relevant to the needs of the individuals who are taking part in the program. These sessions can serve as a time for individuals to not only receive education on the specific problems that they are learning to manage, but also as a time to give and receive support to and from peers who are also participating in the group. This peer interaction can serve to help individuals come to realize that they are not alone in the struggles that they are facing which can, in turn, promote acceptance and healing.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions serve as a time for individuals to meet one-on-one with a therapist in a confidential setting. They can be a time for individuals to process through their experiences in treatment, address any concerns that arise, ask any questions they have, receive ongoing support, and celebrate successes as they happen. In intensive outpatient programs, these sessions are most commonly held on an as-needed basis.

Family therapy: When individuals enter into a PHP, it can be an intimidating time not only for them, but also for their loved ones. For this reason, Whiterock EHN-Canada offer family members the opportunity to engage in family therapy sessions. These sessions are led by experienced family therapists and provide individuals and their family with a safe space to come together and discuss the ways in which addiction has affected the family unit as a whole. This can also be a time for family members to become educated on the particular struggles that their loved one is facing.

Continuing care: At Whiterock EHN Canada, we recognize that clients must be provided with a full spectrum of care options in order to fully transition back into their everyday lives. For this reason, the staff members at our treatment center begin working on discharge plans from the moment that a client enters treatment. The purpose of these discharge plans is to ensure that an individual has guidance on ways that he or she can maintain his or her success in recovery once treatment has come to an end.

Knowledgeable and compassionate team members  are available to assist you or your loved one in choosing the right program for meeting all of your or your loved one’s needs. By receiving treatment at one of EHN’s highly respected treatment centers, healing and lasting recovery can be within your or your loved one’s reach.