Addiction Treatment Facility

FAQs

How long are your programs?

We start with an initial core residential program lasting 30, 45, 60 or 90 days.

What types of addiction problems does Ledgehill treat?

Our program is designed to address chemical addictions, such as alcohol and drugs, and behavioral addictions, such as gambling. It is common to suffer from more than one type of addiction. Mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression often go hand in hand with addiction.

Are there programs for families?

We offer on-site and off-site therapeutic consultations for families and individuals to explore options, support decision-making and develop healthy, positive relationships. Depending on the client, families are invited to participate at key intervals through the core residential treatment program.

What are your sobriety requirements?

Detox is part of the minimum 6 week program. Dr and nurses will determine the exact detox plan for each individual.

Is there ‘free time’ at Ledgehill?

Clients have self-directed time each day and will be offered a variety of activities, including journaling, homework completion, socializing with other residents, gardening, and simply enjoying nature. Clients also have access to gym equipment and walking trails.

Can you leave the facility during ‘free time?’

Our Recreation Specialists will coordinate weekly day trips. These provide the opportunity to try something new and enjoy the community. There are no unsupervised trips away from facility for the duration of the program.

Is phone and computer access available at the facility?

Clients can make a limited number of phone calls a week; we encourage healthy contact with family and friends. Incoming calls are routed through Ledgehill staff to guard confidentiality. The presence of an individual in treatment will not be confirmed or denied, any appropriate messages will be passed on. Occasional email access is available for clients during their stay.

Is there drug or alcohol testing at Ledgehill?

Drug and alcohol screening tests are completed during the initial admission meeting. Drug and alcohol testing is conducted for three reasons: to get a baseline reading of any prescribed or non-prescribed substances in your system, for therapeutic planning, and for client and staff safety. Drug testing is also conducted on a random basis after family/friend visits during the later stages of the treatment program.

You can expect that all testing will be fully explained before and after, and results will remain confidential.

What is a typical day like in your program?

Our structured and supportive program is intensive and active. Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre runs on a full week schedule.

The weekdays are structured similar to a workday. The typical program day commences at 7:30am with a morning routine, which includes a group check-in, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, a brisk walk or a combination of these, followed by a nutritious breakfast. Every day from Monday to Friday, there are psycho-educational and process groups from 9:00am to 10:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon are for recreational breaks or therapy that may include phototherapy, art, yoga, meditation or hiking. Evenings are primarily self-directed time, with the exception of three community-based AA or NA meetings.

The weekends are for day trips, laundry, AA or NA meetings, and other self-directed activities.

Click Here to see a typical 3 week cycle at Ledgehill.

Are the bedrooms private?

We offer both private and semi-private rooms each with an en-suite bathroom.

Is it a mixed gender program?

Ledgehill provides services to both male and female clients.

Do men and women live together at facility?

Ledgehill provides separate living quarters for our male and female clients.

Who can find out about my treatment at your facility?

Client confidentiality is a foundational value of our services at Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre. Each client completes a written consent form for the release of information. This allows the client to have full control of what information is shared and with whom. Client confidentiality is further guarded through minimization of incoming phone calls. All incoming phone calls are routed through Ledgehill staff members who will simply offer to take a message should an individual by that name be in residence.

What happens after the program?

Before the end of the program, a counselor will set up a schedule for regular contact and connect the client with communities such as AA and NA, along with a list of recovery coaches and therapists. This will help to maintain and build upon the skills and techniques that are learned at our facility.
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