An abstinence-based approachOur Program

Our residential treatment program approach focuses on stabilization in early recovery by integrating holistic wellness modalities, 12 step/SMART recovery program concepts, and psycho-educational strategies and skills sets for relapse prevention and continuing care.

All therapeutic groups, individual counselling sessions, and psycho-educational components are presented from a strengths perspective that motivate clients to define and utilize their existing skills and assets which promotes self-empowerment in their recovery process.

Group Participation

While in treatment, clients are integrated into co-ed and gender specific groups that develop an understanding of:

  • Post-Acute Withdrawal symptoms – Relapse prevention and individual risk identification
  • Process of change while identifying roadblocks and resistance – typical and personal
  • Group dynamics, appropriate risk taking in group and appropriate sharing in group setting
  • Communication styles and skill development
  • Family of origin, family roles and rules
  • Anger management and conflict resolution techniques
  • Boundaries, personal limits and Co-dependency
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotional Intelligence
  • Pro-active, integrative bio-psycho-social-spiritual recovery that incorporates the wellness wheel and strategies such as nutritional awareness, appropriate exercise, stress
    management and relaxation techniques, mindfulness based relapse prevention and yoga
  • Continuing care planning and re-integration into home community
  • Identifying recovery related resources in home community
  • Introduction to 12 Step/SMART recovery programs
  • Enhanced therapy groups offered through 42 to 84 days programs
  • Clients develop a foundation to assist in maintaining their recovery through cultivating on-going support in the 12 step/SMART programs. They are introduced to the 12 step/SMART recovery programs by attending in-house and off-site community based 12 step meetings, and are encouraged to acquire a temporary sponsor while in treatment. Clients are supported in developing their local support systems by researching and scheduling 12 step/SMART meetings, and connecting with the community resources, and aftercare counselling services that are available in their communities. Clients also have access to 12 Step/SMART meetings via Zoom. 

    Self Care

    Clients are required to see our resident physician while participating in the program.  They are encouraged to be become pro-active about their health and recovery by engaging in physical activities, eating a balanced nutritional diet, and practicing stress management and relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga.  Clients are introduced to daily intentions and reflections, and mindful based relapse prevention techniques that reinforce the principles of the 12 step/SMART programs in living a present focused recovery “one day at a time”.

    Client Responsibilities

    Informed Consent: Clients are informed of agency policies and guidelines prior to admission and consent to abide the policies and guidelines while in treatment.

    Communal Living:  Sage offers gender-specific housing and programming that fosters a healthy respectful environment.  Clients are responsible in maintaining appropriate COVID-19 precautions in communal living while in treatment.  Clients reside in private rooms and are responsible for the care and upkeep of their personal space. As taking personal responsibility is paramount in recovery, we encourage clients to take pride and care for themselves and their environment.

    Individual Counselling Sessions

    Clients have access to unlimited gender specific counselling sessions; during the individual sessions, the client’s experience is individualized in order to process core issues and current concerns.

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    Our Virtual Distance Program

    Our virtual treatment program is a convenient option for clients who are unable to attend residential treatment or who do not require residential treatment for successful long term abstinence.

    Our medically supervised, evidence-based treatment approach focuses on stabilization in early recovery by integrating therapeutic and psycho-educational strategies, holistic modalities, 12 step/SMART program concepts, and skills sets for relapse prevention and continuing care.  All therapeutic groups, individual counselling sessions, and psycho-educational components are presented from a strengths perspective that motivates clients to define and utilize their existing skills and assets which promotes self-efficacy in their recovery process.

    Accountability/Safety:  Prior to admission, clients are assessed in order to determine if they are medically eligible to safely detox in their home. Upon admission, clients are medically supervised by our medical director and/or physician via Zoom. Clients are monitored through a distance medical monitoring program via SoberLink and/or random urine screens for additional support and accountability.

    Confidentiality:  Clients access all aspects of our virtual addiction treatment program through a professional encrypted Zoom platform that is PIPEDA/PHIPA compliant.

     Group Participation:  While participating in our virtual treatment program, clients are integrated into co-ed and gender specific process/therapy groups that explore:

    • Post-acute withdrawal symptoms – relapse prevention and individual risk identification
    • Process of change while identifying roadblocks and resistance – typical and personal
    • Group dynamics, appropriate risk taking in group and appropriate sharing in group setting
    • Communication styles and skill development
    • Family of origin, family roles and rules
    • Anger management and conflict resolution techniques
    • Boundaries, personal limits and co-dependency
    • Cognitive behavioural therapy and emotional intelligence
    • Motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement
    • Pro-active, integrative bio-psycho-social-spiritual recovery that incorporates the wellness wheel and strategies such as nutritional awareness, stress management and relaxation techniques, mindfulness based relapse prevention and recreation and exercise
    • Continuing care planning
    • Identifying recovery related resources in home community
    • Introduction to 12 step/SMART programs

    Individual Counselling Sessions:  Clients have access to unlimited individual sessions.  During the individual sessions, the client’s experience is individualized in order to process core issues and current concerns.  The goals of these sessions include:

    • Individualized client care in initial clinical assessment
    • Embracing resistance and motivational enhancement
    • Specific modalities related to underlying concurrent conditions such as grief and loss, trauma, family of origin, current relationship stressors, and mental health issues
    • Solution focused, self-empowerment strategies
    • Goal setting and developing a comprehensive after care plan
    • Referral to appropriate professionals or agencies for continued outpatient programming
    • Recommendations for continued recovery and aftercare planning

    Family Counselling Sessions: 

    Family members are encouraged to connect with Sage clinical staff for support when referring their family member. While participating in virtual distance treatment, family members have unlimited access to individual, couples or family sessions with Sage clinical staff via Zoom.

    Community Support:  Clients develop a foundation to assist in maintaining their recovery through cultivating on-going support in the 12 step/SMART programs via Zoom.  Clients are supported in developing their local support systems by researching and scheduling 12 step/SMART meetings, and connecting with the community resources, and continuing counselling services that are available in their communities.

    Self-Care:  Clients are encouraged to be become pro-active about their health and recovery by engaging in physical activities, eating a balanced nutritional diet, and practicing stress management and relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga.  Clients are introduced to daily intentions and reflections, and mindfulness based relapse prevention techniques that reinforce the principles of the 12 step program in living a present focused recovery “one day at a time”.

    Client Responsibilities: Informed Consent:  Clients are informed of the virtual treatment requirements and guidelines prior to admission and consent to abide the policies and guidelines while participating in all aspects of our virtual addiction treatment program.