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Recovery Program

Recovery can only begin with a comprehensive screening and assessment process that allows both the individual and their families to be matched to the programs and services that meets their needs and recovery goals.  These include: clinical observation, physical and  psychiatric history, as well as assessing the individual’s vulnerability for environmental risk conditions. Such as a lack of safe housing, low literacy skills, FASD, and more.  
  • ADMISSION (Intake) & ASSESSMENT: not always required

  • Entering a rehabilitation program.
  • Have moved to Action Stage as evidenced by the pre and post Urica assessment tool.
  • Have increased movement in their assessment of the Life Satisfaction Scale.
Family members and friends who are living with or are affected by a significant other’s addiction problems and issues may themselves experience significant physical, emotional, social, and spiritual stress. Detox Centre of Manitoba provides family/parenting program, twice weekly, as an integral part of our mandate.   Family / parenting support is integral to a holistic recovery of the whole unit because.
In supporting the identified family, we are supporting all the persons affected by addiction.
  • The Family also move through a journey of recovery.   Most often this process often parallels the journey of the participant experiencing addiction and/or mental health co-occurring disorders.
  • The Family members are highly motivated not only to understand, intervene and support but, also to participate in the change and recovery process in restoring their relationship.
  • The Family members also require information, skills and strategies in order to deal with addiction and related mental health co-occurring disorders to build healthy relationships.
The goals of the Family / Parenting Program is to provide;
  • A safe, therapeutic environment conducive of change.
  • Information on the addiction and the recovery process.
  • Information on the dynamics and effects of an addiction/ mental health co-occurring disorders on the family.
  • Assistance in developing a recovery plan based on their needs.
  • Skill development and strategies to manage crises and issues.
  • Skill development and practice in effective interpersonal communication.

Program Criteria
  • Experiencing an addiction / mental health co-occurring disorder and is not seeking help.
  • Recovering from addiction and/ mental health co-occurring disorder.
  • Recovering from an addiction and has a significant other who is experiencing an addiction and/ mental health co-occurring disorder.
  • At risk of suicide ideation, co-occurring disorders, depression, etc

The Post Recovery Management Program
Detox Centre of Manitoba has developed the Post Recovery Management Program as we have also determined that the need for this program is critical as the issues are no longer drug use, but the complex coping journey into a life that is most often unfamiliar to them.
Research by the Canadian & American nationally recognized bodies, consistently show that the first Three to  Twelve months of the post-recovery stage is where the individual is most likely to re-lapse.  

In this 3 to  12 month period of Post Recovery the participant is, at times, unsure of how to handle and overcome EXCLUSION OR INCLUSION from family, friends, community and employment environments.    

Studies also show that the post-recovery stage is where the participant is also in danger of relapse due to the weakness of newly acquired coping skills, which are still not strong enough to withstand the day-to-day stressors.   
It is critical to note that the newly recovered “graduate” participant is experienced in handling a chaotic lifestyle but, in most cases, has little experience in living a non-Chaotic life.  In this percentage of cases, the participant is entering unfamiliar ground.
Detox Centre of Manitoba has developed the Post Recovery Management Program as a direct result of observed gaps in the seamless continuity of supports.  
Currently, many clients leaving an intensive Residential Treatment Program are vulnerable to lapsing into their formal pattern of use if they are not actively engaged in a continuing recovery program.
Research indicates that continuity of monitoring and support at this stage is a critical component of a recovery program.
The Post Recovery Management Program
The Detox Centre of Manitoba second stage recovery program is for the participant to maintain and sustain long-term recovery.  Each participant is assisted with the continuing development of knowledge and skills to manage their recovery journey.   
Criteria to participate is;
  • Continuing abstinent from alcohol and drugs.
  • A review of their personal continuing recovery goals.
  • Commitment to attendance and participation in a Continuity of Recovery.
Detox Centre of Manitoba has also reviewed research papers and publications on developing and delivering comprehensive and holistic models of post recovery and supports for Addiction and related
Mental Health illness programs.  A brief listing (but not limited to) of research papers and publication material resourced are as follows.
  • Toward Recovery and Well Being,  A framework of Mental Health Canada
  • Open Minds, Healthy Minds, Ontario
  • Stronger Together, Support & Trustee Advisory Services of Brampton Caledon
  • Circle of Circles, The Nabors (Neighbors Allied for Better Opportunities in Residential Support) Experience Toronto
  • Addiction in the Workplace, An Employer's Guide
  • Addiction Substance Abuse, Workplace Tool Kit
  • It's Our Business, Alcohol, drugs and gambling in the workplace, The Addicted Employee: After Treatment
The goal of the Post Recovery Management Program is to work with each participant to:
  • Successfully move through the critical first 3 to 12 months of the post recovery phase.
  • Prevent or minimize setbacks (relapse).  
  • Work with each participant to achieve a comfort level in being able to address and cope with the day-to-day life stressors (that we all face) without turning to past behaviors.
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