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Providing evidence-based treatment for addiction and mental health, with a trauma and PTSD track for military and first responders, extended care, and aftercare.
About Edgewood Treatment Centre
Edgewood Treatment Centre provides treatment for addiction, co-occurring mental health disorders, primary mental health conditions, and primary trama/PTSD treatment. They offer inpatient treatment and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), as well as an online rehab program available through their app. Edgewood Treatment Centre provides a separate center for their military and first responders program, helping clients heal from trauma and concurrent addiction.
Edgewood Treatment Centre uses an evidence-based approach for comprehensive recovery, prioritizing the individual needs of each client. Edgewood Treatment Centre has talented therapists, counselors, clinicians, and family therapists. Their counselors and therapists are all masters-level. Nurses monitor treatment 24/7, during and after detox. Edgewood Treatment Centre provides residential treatment (7 weeks) and an extended care program (additional 42+ days).
Edgewood Treatment Centre offers a variety of evidence-based therapies for addiction and mental health. These include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), accelerated resolution therapy (ART), and 12-Step peer groups. Edgewood Treatment Centre also offers recovery Dharma groups and SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) recovery groups. Their wellness services include yoga, fitness, mindfulness activities, art therapy, and music therapy.
Clients at Edgewood Treatment Centre can enjoy a shared or single room, an on-site café run by alumni, a gym, and access to Vancouver Island’s peaceful nature. After treatment, clients have access to a full year of aftercare services. These include in person or online mintanence sessions and lifelong access to a strong alumni network. Clients can move into an IOP after residential treatment and ultimately return home with a well-crafted relapse prevention plan.
Edgewood Treatment Centre provides a special program for military members and first responders. Edgewood Treatment Centre uses CBT and DBT to help clients manage strong emotios and gain the tools for long-term success. Their program centers on healing trauma and helping clients navigate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Clients learn more about trauma and addiction in small psychoeducational groups and in a 1:1 setting.
Edgewood Treatment Centre treats addiction and mental health conditions at the same time using dual-diagnosis treatment. Their treatment helps clients understand each condition, triggers, relapse prevention, and how to heal the thoughts behind behaviors. Family participates in treatment too, with family therapy sessions and weelky communications between Edgewood Treatment Centre and a client’s loved ones.
Edgewood Treatment Centre offers an extended care program. This residential program extends from their 7-week porogram by 42+ days. In extended care, clients have 5+ group sessions a week, 4+ hours of self-help groups, 2+ volunteer hours, weekly group activities, visits home, and 1 specialty group each week (gambling addiction, sex addiction, disordered eating, etc.).
Families can engage in treatment at Edgewood Treatment Centre through family therapy sessions and a 2-day educational workshop. The workshop has 8 modules and runs from 6-8:30 pm. Families learn more about addiction, mental health, and how they can also begin to heal. Aftercare extends to families too, with support groups available. Clients join a robust alumni community after treatment, and have access to a year of maintenance sessions in person or online.
Who We Treat
2121 Boxwood Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4L2, Canada
Wellness philosophies focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness of each patient, helping them restore purpose with natural remedies.
First Responders Program
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Twelve Step Facilitation
Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy (MET)
Eye Movement Therapy (EMDR)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chronic Pain Management
Healthy Meals are provided
First Responders Program
Dr. Christina Basedow
Vice President Western Canada
RCC, CSAT, CMAT
Dr. Gary Richardson
Director of Medical Services
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