Out-Patient Programs

Drug Addiction Severity Index

Duration: One 90 min. meeting, synthesis report and a 30 min. retroaction meeting.

The session will take place with one of the counselors from the evaluation and orientation service in order to evaluate the degree of addiction severity.

The evaluation will be done with “G.I.T.”, which is a validated clinical instrument that includes the following criteria: drugs, alcohol, medical condition, family or interpersonal relations, psychological state, employment and financial status and legal situation

Motivational session

Duration: 1 to 6, 60 min. sessions, once to twice per week

Motivational sessions rely on a transtheorical model of change, proposed by Drs Prochaska and Di Clemente. This model states that a person with “addictive behavior” will go through various stages, i.e. denial and resistance - to finally the acquisition of autonomy.

Motivational sessions aim to quickly determine witch stage the person is currently at in order to set-up an “intervention strategy plan“.

Motivational sessions are considered as an essential element for successful personal development. Motivation is perceived as a dynamic and evaluative element to which the therapist is closely associated.

The therapist’s role will be to positively influence the person’s motivation with a set of various strategies based on the search of autonomy and the awareness of personal effectiveness.

Residential program (Short term)

Duration: 8 weeks (in-house, followed by the outpatient cognitive behavioral program).

This program is for men and women, 18 and over, who:

  •  wish to regain control over their lives
  • are looking for effectives ways to break-up their usage habits
  • do not believe that they can reunite with their families and friends, nor continue to have a productive and satisfying professional life
  • can live in a community and respect rules established by the center
  • do not have a violent history, serious behavior problems or psychotic problems
  • are medically stabilized and detoxed

The “Cognitive Behavioral program” will be used in the perspective of consolidating the acquired tools during their stay.

Their stay at the center will allow them to:

  •  be provided with a secure environment without drugs or alcohol
  • acquire a better way of living (sleeping and eating habits)
     break the walls of isolation
  • create positive and productive relationships
  • be able to sit-back and reflect on reality and their futures

 The in-patient elements are:

  • personal development workshops
  • individual follow-ups
  • community life

The personal development workshops are given once to twice per week and are based on cognitive behavioral techniques with particular attention to the prevention of relapse. The subjects of the workshops are as follows:

  • Information on dependencies and the re-adaptation processes
  • prevention of relapse
  • practical tools for day to day life

Individual follow-ups: In the first few days following arrival, the counselor will establish, with the beneficiary, an intervention plan adapted to the beneficiary’s own needs and objectives. Each following session will serve to revise this plan, witch is conceived to be a personal and evaluative tool.

Community life: While establishing satisfying relationships with their peers, the beneficiary will improve their self-image and will learn to better manage their emotions and needs:

  • Implication in their responsibilities to life in the centre
  • Possibility of leisure activities such as arts and music
  •  Creation of significant new relationships
  • help with family problems, etc

Fees and prices

External programs (evaluation and PEM): time rate of $50
Residential program, including lodging and insurance: $5000