The Program

Ready to take on your addiction?

When we enter into recovery, or have the intention to begin changing our lives, we start into an immense challenge. Our behaviour and our actions for the past several months or years have developed deeply engrained habits that will take a lot of work to break. “You can’t walk 10 miles into the woods and expect to walk 2 miles out”, goes the saying, and that rings especially true for us in recovery.

Conscious, consistent work is required to move forward into a greater quality of life. For some it is easier than others, but the process remains the same. We must change our default habit of turning to behaviours or substances to soothe our pain, one decision at a time.

That first decision, is right here.

Phase One: Harm Reduction

This phase focuses entirely on the limit and eventually termination of use, using the Substance Use Management (SUM) model.

We cover:

  • Finding your support network;
  • Sobriety sampling;
  • Discovering your motivations for recovery;
  • Education on both addiction and recovery;
  • And building a more confident mindset for taking the step to abstinence.

This process generally takes four to six weeks, with a weekly session.

Phase Two: Abstinence

The second phase begins the road of life without the aid of substances or behaviours.

We focus intensely on:

  • Relapse prevention planning;
  • Triggers & cravings;
  • Mastering the fundamentals;
  • Emotional literacy & competence;
  • Increasing self-esteem & self-confidence;
  • And your life narrative.

This process also takes four to six weeks, with a weekly session.

Phase Three: Lifestyle Change

The third phase continues the journey, but branches into all areas of your life.

Our goal is to help you live a life that is completely designed by you, for you, through:

  • Building habits, structure, & routine;
  • Living a balanced & intentional life;
  • Relationships, boundaries, trust, & communication;
  • Discovering your core values;
  • And ensuring continued self-care practices.

This process is two months in duration, and moves to bi-weekly sessions.

Phase Four: Self-Actualization

This second last phase looks at the bigger picture of your life, your legacy, and the deep sense of purpose and belonging that one needs for long-term recovery.

This phase spends it’s time on:

  • Your individual purpose;
  • Meaningful work and relationships;
  • Finding your unique spirituality;
  • Radical acceptance of life and the world around you;
  • Mindfulness-based practices;
  • And long-term goal setting.

This is another two month process, with continued bi-weekly sessions.

Phase Five: Aftercare

The final phase of our time together is focused on the continued management of crisis and monthly check-ins for maintenance.

On top of these services, you are invited to continue using our Community message service, and join a cooperative recovery coaching group that takes place on a weekly basis.

The recovery coaching group is both education-based and open dialogue format, ensuring you remain in a recovery-focused mindset and lifestyle.

This process is up to six months in duration, with monthly one-on-one sessions.

Addicts experience something breathtaking when they can stretch the vision of themselves from the immediate present, back to the past that shaped them, and forward to a future that’s attainable and satisfying.

Marc Lewis

Day one, or one day?

You decide.

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