A secure, private and comfortable environment

Program Components

Medical & Psychiatric Assessment

  • Provide insight with regards to underlying factors contributing to substance use, and/or in identifying any co-occurring disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.).
  • Provide relevant questions and guidance in preparing for medical and/or psychiatric follow-up.  
  • Addresses health-related concerns; allows for diagnosis of co-occurring mental and/or physical issues, provides direction and/or affirmation regarding the working treatment plan. 

Education

  • Provide current, research-supported information conceptualizing addiction as a disease.
  • Reinforce dangers of continued use and consequent need for change, clarify misconceptions, provide a framework of understanding wherein clients’ struggles are normalized.
  • Attempt to reduce distress caused by confusion, fear and guilt.  

Skills Training

  • Highlight the connection between thought processes and behavioural responses; allow clients to begin identifying their maladaptive thought/behaviour patterns. 
  • Introduce constructive coping skills in a theoretical context and begin development of personalized relapse prevention plans. 

Group & Individual Therapy

  • Provide structured, collaborative forums in which to address concerns, assess progress and/or modify treatment goals on the group and individual level. 
  • Opportunity to practice giving and receiving feedback. 

Exercise, Leisure & Recreation

  • Provide opportunity to develop and apply new skills in practical contexts, increase clients’ self-awareness regarding triggers (high-risk people, places, situations, etc.); exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, supportive coping. 
  • Reinforce importance of balance in daily living, explore interests to replace substance use, gain experience living substance-free in a manner reflective of clients’ realities (allow for easier re-integration). 

12-Step Introduction

  • Opens clients’ perspectives on understanding and treating addiction; diversifies exposure to effective intervention strategies. 
  • Creates opportunity to connect with people in recovery; develop support network. 

Example of a day at Life Science Addiction Treatment

6:30 – 8:30 

  • Optional morning walk/jog, lounge yoga, stretching…

8:30 

  • Wake up 
  • Shower, dress, make bed and organize your room before coming upstairs


8:30 – 9:30 

  • Breakfast: eat a balanced meal

(Nutrition, Self-care)

  • Medication and vitals (Main floor)


9:30 (Attention regulation, Organization, Self-care)

Personal Chore 

Clean your bedroom and bathroom thoroughly,   according to task list. 


Major House Chores 

X:  Vacuum stairs and lounge

Y: Dishwasher, vacuum   main floor and couch

Z: Organize lounge, furniture, dust lounge   console (dry cloth)


10:00 – 10:30 

  • Walk 

(Emotion regulation, Mental health) 


10:30 – 10:45 

  • Active Relaxation  

(Grounding technique, Anxiety & Stress)  


10:45 – 12:00 

  • Workshop 

(Mental health, Relaxation)


12:00   

  • Lunch
  • Arrange meeting transport

(Social connection, Recovery)


(Mental health, Relaxation, Emotion regulation, Physical health, Stress, Anxiety)


1:00  –  1:30

  • Journal


1:45

  • Gym departure 


2:15

  • Gym arrival = Departure at 3:15


3:45  – 4:15

  • Power shower


4:15  – 5:00 

  • Personal business and phone calls 


5:30 

  • Supper


Evening

  • AA meeting