The program provides stabilization and psychosocial services as well as preparation for further treatment and transition planning. It follows a social detox model for substance use. It is a highly intentional process of engaging youth and their families into the next phase of their mental health and/or substance use treatment continuum.
The program consists of two phases. The initial phase focuses on safe withdrawal management, self-care, and the establishment of healthy eating and sleeping patterns. During the second phase, clients engage in treatment groups, family visits, and recreation and leisure activities. Treatment groups may include coping strategies, emotional regulation, self-esteem, drug information, relapse prevention, defense mechanisms, stages of change and information on accessing further treatment services. The length of time in each phase is dependent upon individual client need.
The program utilizes a short-term intervention model that helps youth to look at their major life areas and explore a longer-term treatment plan with their family/supports. Based on their goals and motivation, a plan may include accessing mental health resources, addiction treatment, family support/counselling, as well as accessing resources in the community i.e. leisure, self-help groups, and school.
Public transportation available
For ages 12 to 17 years.
A client and their family meets with an AHS Allied Health Professional to complete the screening, assessment and referral. Admission into the Recovery, Stabilization & Detox Program is ongoing with wait times based on bed availability.
To request an admission to the program, a client and their family meets with an AHS Allied Health Professional to complete the screening, assessment and referral. Admission into the Recovery, Stabilization & Detox Program is ongoing with wait times based on bed availability.