Detox and Treatment for Multiple Addictions

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Alcohol Treatment, Blog, cocaine addiction, Methamphetamine Addiction | 0 comments

Doug* is Rebecca’s stepfather. He has been apart of her life for over 15 years. Doug in his own words always treated Rebecca* like his own daughter. He always wanted to help her or be there for her. She has always been a drinker according to him.

According to Doug, Rebecca has estranged herself from the family. She’s always kept herself a minimum of arms length if not more from the family. They often go years without speaking to one another. This last bout lasted about 8ish years. When Rebecca moved to Victoria, she drank heavily. She’s been in and out of bad relationships and Doug thinks her most recent relationship got her hooked on cocaine and, maybe, methamphetamines.

She’s left Victoria and believed to floating around in Surrey. Doug and Rebecca’s mother live in Aldergrove. They know that a public treatment program is likely not going to meet Rebecca’s needs. Doug wants to be ready with resources if she contacts them, so he contacted us to get information for programs that will be able to help her deal with a strong dependence of alcohol and new addiction to substances. Here’s what we offered him:


This is the closest medically serviced withdrawal unit to you. They will see Rebecca through her withdrawals should if she chooses a treatment program not including detox.

Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre
13740 94 A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1N1
Phone: (604) 587-3755 ext.1 (adults)
Phone: (604) 587-3755 ext.2 (youth)
A 30-bed detox unit located on the grounds of Surrey Memorial Hospital. Creekside has 24 adult and 6 youth beds.



Life Science Addiction Treatment Center
114 Rue Kimpton, Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0
Contact Person: Marjorie Clark (Clinical director)
Phone: (450) 451-9995 Fax: (450) 451-9995
Website: E-Mail:

This is a fee-for-service co-ed treatment program for adults 18+. There are 30, 60, 90 day primary treatment programs with a 10 day maintenance program. They charge $8,000 for 30 days (extensions up to 90 days can happen). They use evidence and best practices model. They want to work with the client and design a treatment program that works best for them. They will help with implementing proper coping strategies in regards to stress. Treatment takes place in a home like environment in a rural area of Quebec. It is an English speaking program. If necessary you will be seen by a psychiatrist for mental health assessment and treatment, as well as an addiction medicine doctor. This program is good for people who need significant and behavioural therapies. However, this program will require that Vanessa be sober prior to admission, as they do not have detox on site.


Orchard Recovery Center
811 Grafton Road Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2
Contact Person: Joanna Journet
Phone: (604) 947-0420 Toll-free: 1(866) 233-2299
Note: a private co-ed residential treatment center.

Orchard charges $14,000+tax for their 28-day program. The director at this centre has been there for a long time which is a good indication that this program is going to offer you what is on the website. They are an established well respected treatment program. There is a supervised detox on site and they will see her though her withdrawals. They have programs that range up to 90 days.

Leipzig Serenity Retreat
Box 535, Wilkie, SK S0K 4W0
Contact: Ardyth or Jacqueline
Phone: (306) 658-4767

A private co-ed residential treatment facility based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. A no frills 12-step program with lots of counselling in the evenings. An optimal program for clients who want to do a lot of therapy. They do AM and PM group work between meals. Evenings are for clients who want to reflect on the work they have done during the day, socialize with peers, relax, and most importantly engage in one-on- one therapy with their counsellors. A great option of this program is that clients are allowed to seek one-on-one counselling every day of the week, instead of once a week, if they need it. This program has removed the withdrawal portion of their program, so Vanessa will need to be sober prior to admission. This program has fixed intake dates and you will need to call and find out when the next set of intake dates are.

Options Okanagan Treatment Center
243 Kault Hill Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3A3
Contact Person: Doug Mackenzie
Phone: (250) 864-6068 Phone/Text: (250) 253-2048
Email: support@OptionsOkanagan

A Co-ed program that maintains small client groups (no more than 10). This program uses a mix of 12-step for foundation and a focus on quality care in order to help clients identify the roots of their substance use. This program believes that aftercare is a very important part of recovery, as is family. They offer 8 sessions of continued counsel post-treatment, which helps client stay stable once they’ve returned to their home environment. This program starts at $12,500 for 28 days and has options up to 60 day. This program is excellent for younger adults going through treatment because the director himself was in his early 20’s when he went through recovery and has been stable for the last 20+ years. The program has a strong focus on the emotional well being of the client. This programs continued counselling takes place in the lower mainland as most of their clients do not reside in the Okanagan. Rebecca will need to sober up prior admission as this program’s withdrawal unit is not operating yet.

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