Our programs are designed to Treat

    • Alcohol Addiction
    • Drug Addiction
    • Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders
    • Depression
    • PTSD
    • Eating Disorder
    • Gambling

Residential Treatment for Addictions and Mental Health

Residential (or inpatient) programs are the primary form of addiction treatment and the starting point for many addicts and alcoholics as they begin their sobriety. When most people refer to treatment or rehab facilities, they are referring to inpatient treatment. All our inpatient centres are top notched resort/retreat like facilities that provide the best and most comfortable setting for your inpatient experience, as well as encompassing all the clinical and medical care they need right on site.

Alcohol Detox and Residential Services Available

Alcohol addiction treatment at Addiction Recovery Network centres is approached in a comprehensive and integrative way. We believe that treatment must be as a whole for the individual – mind, body and soul. Our experienced team will assess first your medical, then together your clinical, psychological, therapeutic and holistic needs and come up with our one of a kind individualized program to address your specific issues.

Addiction Recovery Network provides each client with an experienced and skilled primary therapist. As indicated our medical team will help guide you through the detoxification stage all the way to a full and healthy recovery. Our Therapists and Clinicians will help you gain insight into the causes of your addiction plus how to cope with the feelings associated with use.

What Is This Harmful Disease?

Alcohol addiction, commonly called alcoholism, is one end of a spectrum of alcohol abuse. Binge drinking, excessive drinking and using alcohol to cope with daily stress are all forms of alcohol abuse. Standard alcohol use may be considered a drinking problem once alcohol begins to negatively and overtly affect the drinker’s life.

The transition from casual use to alcohol abuse is often a gradual one, and may not be immediately evident. Many people will escalate through phases of alcohol abuse before developing a full addiction.

Alcohol addiction is characterized by:

    • Loss of Control
    • Preoccupation with Alcohol Consumption
    • Continued Consumption of Alcohol, Despite Negative Life Consequences
    • Reduction in Motivation Outside of Alcohol Consumption

When someone exhibits the above signs, they may be an alcoholic. In Canada, there are an estimated 2 million adults who struggle with alcohol abuse/addiction annually.

What Causes Alcohol Addiction?

Physical & Environmental Factors

Alcohol addiction develops gradually. Repeated consumption of alcohol will cause fluctuations in the standard balance of chemicals in the brain. As use continues, one’s judgment and perception of pain and pleasure may become skewed.

Consistent alcohol exposure will cause your body to build a tolerance to it. The effects originally delivered through minor consumption will later require double the initial level of alcohol, if not more, encouraging further consumption.

There are certain lifestyle and environmental factors that will increase a person’s risk of developing alcohol addiction. They include:

      • Family History of Alcoholism
      • Stressful Work Environment
      • Social Atmosphere Conducive to Drinking
      • Introduction to Alcohol at an Early Age

Those with mental health concerns, especially anxiety or mood disorders like depression, are at an especially high risk of developing alcohol addiction.

What We Provide for Alcohol Addiction at our Alcohol Treatment Centers
    • Not only do you have a certified and skilled team of professionals by your side at all times in our alcohol rehab program, but you also have access to a diverse range of treatment services.For Alcohol Addiction our treatment centers offer:
        • Rehabilitation and Detoxification Support
        • Medical Support
        • Fortified Individual one on one Therapy
        • Group Therapy
        • Our exclusive ARNE non 12-step program
        • Educational Programs to Teach Optimal Stress Management and Coping Techniques
        • Integrative and Holistic Service Options
        • Peer Support and Mediation
        • Ongoing (Aftercare) Support

      Family Therapy Counseling (including our online-anywhere in Canada family program)

Alcoholism vs. Problem Drinking

Is there a difference?

Alcohol abuse, or problem drinking, refers to drinking habits that are self-destructive, but do not necessarily interfere with basic functioning. Someone who is a problem drinker may regularly drink in excess without risking their job, relationships or safety.

Signs of problem drinking include:

    • Binge Drinking
    • Lying about Drinking Habits or Otherwise Hiding Alcohol Consumption
    • Habitually Drinking More Than Initially Intended
    • Use of Alcohol to Cope with Emotions and Stress
    • Legal Consequences as a Result of Drinking
    • Interference with Professional and Personal Relationships

Though not every problem drinker develops a more serious habit, continuing to abuse alcohol can lead to alcohol dependence, or alcoholism. If you are a problem drinker, you may not require the same extent of medical assistance as an alcoholic, but you could still benefit from treatment.

Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug Addiction Medical Detox and Residential Services Available

Drug addiction is a very serious matter and the consequences and effects on an individual and their family can be devastating. Our programs offer state of the art, evidenced based treatments, conducted by experienced Psychological, Clinical & Therapeutic professionals, tailored to the individual and their family.

Our Addiction Recovery Centres offer:

    • Comprehensive Individual Assessments
    • Integrated and Comprehensive Care
    • Drug Addiction Resources
    • Intensive Drug Addiction Treatment
    • Safe Medical Detox
    • Long-term Support for client’s and their families

“Drugs” defined:

A drug includes any medicine, chemical or other substance that when ingested causes physiological changes to the mind and body. There are two primary categories of drugs, illicit drugs and prescription drugs.

Prescription drugs are usually prescribed by a physician to fight illness and reduce pain, and there are many people who rely on these types of drugs for better health without becoming addicted. However, certain prescription medications can become addictive when abused or used off label.

Illicit drugs are street drugs. These drugs are not used for medicinal purposes, but instead are sought out for some sort of mental or physical high.

Some of the most common forms of addictive drugs include:

    • Methamphetamine(Crystal Meth)
    • Prescription Pain Medications/Opiates(Oxy, Fentanyl, Percocet)
    • Cocaine
    • Crack Cocaine
    • Heroin
    • Marijuana
    • Benzodiazepines
    • Ecstasy-MDMA
    • Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, Mushrooms, Ketamine, Peyote, Mescaline)
    • Bath Salts
    • Methadone