WHAT IS REHABILITATION?
Rehabilitation is a broad term that generally defines the treatment of addiction. Typically, rehabilitation is a form of intense therapy for people with whom substances or processes have become an issue. At Cedars’, the rehabilitation programs are designed to deal with the root cause of addiction using abstinence based principles.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY AT CEDARS?
As our programs are dynamically constructed to meet individual needs, there is no definitive timeline, although ones stay can range from 30 to 90+ days. The length of stay is decided between both the individual and Cedars’ team.
These individualized programs establish the distinctive needs of every client as they begin their journey to a successful recovery from the disease of addiction.
DO YOU TREAT CO-OCCURING ADDICTION?
Yes. In many cases, there are multiple types of addiction taking place when an individual seeks treatment. The professional staff at Cedars’ has expertise and treatment of co-occurring addiction that will create a framework for each client’s ability to achieve successful and sustainable recovery.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE TREATMENT AT CEDARS?
It is important to remember that treatment is just the beginning. At Cedars’, the goal is to establish a foundation upon which each client can build a happy and successful life free from the carnage and pain of addiction. Each client will receive an aftercare plan geared towards their individual needs. Regardless of where each client calls home, Cedars’ will work to ensure that every client has the tools in place to each recovery.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
Our treatment philosophy is based on individual needs. A treatment plan for each individual is created for a 24 month period and includes inpatient treatment, continuing care and monitored recovery agreements. The average stay for inpatient treatment is 6-7 weeks, however; at Cedars we focus on a full recovery for every individual and focus is placed on quality of treatment over duration of treatment. A full recovery experience for our patients is essential to their sustained sobriety.
WHAT IF I HAVE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS?
At Cedars we treat each patient on an individual basis. It is not uncommon for people with addiction disorders to also present with mental health issues (such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorders etc.) These issues will be addressed in conjunction with the addiction disorder for a full recovery.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE IN YOUR PROGRAM?
During a typical day at Cedars, our patients participate in a number of structured activities, including morning meditation, mindfulness practices, specialty groups, individual and peer assessments, group therapy, 12 step work, assignments, individual counselling, walks in our 60 acres of forest, fitness classes with our personal trainer, yoga, movie/games nights, AA/NA meetings, and Cedars Alumni Night Friday meeting. There is also an opportunity for patients to attend local offsite meetings, and participate in our Equine Therapy http://www.generationfarms.ca/index.php program facilitated by Generation Farms. Please refer to our Weekly Schedule for a detailed outline of our daily activities.
IS THERE A WAITLIST FOR TREATMENT?
Not at this time. At Cedars we understand the urgency associated with the disease of addiction. We will make every effort to accommodate requests that require immediate admission. Please contact our admissions department for more details.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Because our program is based on individual needs, the final cost for treatment is different for everyone. Please contact one of our Admissions Coordinators for details on the required deposit for treatment and further details.
CAN YOU HELP ME ENROLL SOMEONE IN TREATMENT WHO IS UNMOTIVATED?
Although no one can force a family member or friend into treatment there are highly trained individuals available to help you through the process of an intervention. Please contact our Admissions Department at 1-866-716-2006 for a referral to a professional in your area. Cedars will collaborate with counselors and interventionist to ensure a supportive transition into treatment.
DO I NEED TREATMENT?
Upon admission in to Cedars a comprehensive evaluation is done by our addiction medicine specialist physicians in order to ensure treatment is suitable for the individual. If treatment is not required we will connect you with other resources.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ONCE LEAVE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT?
Following completion of our residential inpatient treatment program all individuals will receive a personalized continuing care plan. Our continuing care program includes (but is not limited to) 6 months of group therapy sessions, referral to Cedars Alumni in their area, 12 Step meeting location lists, alumni programs and events, Daily Inspirational emails, as well as telephone and/or email correspondence with our Cedars Alumni Coordinator. Our staff is also available to our alumni 24 hours 7 days per week for support at our toll-free number 1-866-716-2006.
WHAT IS CEDARS ALUMNI?
You are not forgotten once you leave Cedars at Cobble Hill. Patients who complete the program become Cedars Alumni, and are afforded a myriad of opportunities to continue to grow, connect and serve. Specific alumni opportunities include, mentoring peers, an annual reunion, a weekly on site 12 step meeting and several recovery celebrations throughout the year.
Good nutrition is an essential part of recovery. Every effort is made by our team of trained and talented chefs to provide well balanced, nutritional, and tastefully prepared meals that meet the needs of our patients. Special dietary needs are easily accommodated.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
DO YOU OFFER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR OUT OF TOWN CLIENTS?
We are able to provide transportation to and from major travel terminals on Vancouver Island.
DO I NEED A DOCTORS REFERRAL TO COME TO TREATMENT?
Cedars at Cobble Hill does not require a medical referral in order to attend any of our programs. Self referral is accepted. Request for treatment will be evaluated by our clinical team and medical professionals. Approval of this request is all that is required.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
If you’re reading these Frequently Asked Questions, you are already well on your way! We would advise you to take a look at our “Treatment Programs & Services and our “Admissions” sections of our website for further details. If you have any questions or want to register for any of our addiction treatment programs call us toll free at 1-866-716-2006. Our staff is available 24 hours 7 days a week.
DOES YOUR PROGRAM TREAT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL?
Our Residential Treatment program treats all addiction disorders. Some of the substances we treat at Cedars are:
Amphetamine and Methamphetamine
Sedatives and Hypnotics
Methaqualone and the related Sedative-hypnotics
Morphine and Codeine, T-1,T-3, T-4
Psilocybin, Magic Mushrooms
Gasoline, glue, aerosals, dust
HOW IS MY PRIVACY PROTECTED?
We understand the stigma attached to seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction. Our private facility is situated on 60 acres of forested, private land, and is located over 20 minutes from the nearest City Center. Our highly professional staff are bound by confidentiality agreements and are only able to communicate with your permission to those individuals for whom a Release Of Information form has been completed. Your privacy is vital to your treatment experience and is protected by us.
WHEN AM I ALLOWED TO VISIT/PHONE?
We require seven days with no outside contact in order to stabilize and orient the patients in their recovery process. Thereafter they may use the telephone at scheduled times and have visitors on Sunday afternoons.