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Immediate help,long term support. Addiction Recovery.

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our intake specialist
Call: 204-775-3546

Our program is the result of our many years experience providing alcohol and drug addiction treatment services. Our status as an accredited facility means we not only deliver a high standard of treatment but we are constantly looking for ways to improve, ensuring that all clients receive excellence in addiction recovery services.

News About Our Program
High-quality treatment services are continually evolving. In line with our commitment to continuous improvement, Tamarack has incorporated approaches from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) into its program. 

DBT was originally developed as a treatment modality for individuals with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorders with one of the main symptoms being difficulty regulating and managing their emotions. DBT was created as a way to provide such individuals with skills to learn to cope with distressing emotions safely, build mastery and a sense of accomplishment with navigating life’s challenges, and begin to create a life worth living. Over time it was found that this evidence-based, progressive treatment was helpful for individuals with alcohol and drug addiction issues, particularly as the skills of mindfulness and distress tolerance could be used to help manage urges and cravings and enable the individual to access their healthiest thinking, thereby limiting or even mitigating slips and relapses.

All Tamarack staff are conversant in the basics of DBT and all clinical staff have completed additional DBT training. Clients are provided with two DBT specific groups each week in addition to DBT skills and input being woven in to the regular program of psychoeducational workshops, therapy groups and drug addiction counseling . 

In addition, Tamarack’s unique structured program comprises:

Longer Term Treatment

Addictions take many months, even years, to develop. Recovery also takes time.  Our 60 -78 day program is a realistic time frame offering people an excellent opportunity to experience recovery, start healing from addiction and set in place the tools to maintain positive changes. If you feel you’d benefit from additional time in treatment we can also tailor an extended program to suit you.

Continuous Intake

Making the decision to get drug addiction help and change your life for the better is a big deal. Having a continuous intake process, ensures that treatment is available when you want it. You’ll join individuals who have already completed several weeks of the program and have been where you’ve been. Not only will you benefit from staff and counsellor knowledge but your peers will also be valuable sources of insight and support.

Immediate Support

Our 60 day program requires that clients are free from drugs and alcohol at least 28 days before they start. We understand that meeting this requirement may be a challenge and so we offer an extended 78 day program, which clients can begin after 10 days detox or abstinence. We’ll help you through those early days so that by the time you graduate the program you will have achieved at least 88 days of recovery time–an excellent foundation to build on. Don’t worry. Sometimes people call us on the day they decide to quit substance use. We think that this is a great first step and it’s not too early. When you call us we’ll help you with a plan and give you the support you need so that you can achieve 10 or 28 days abstinence and can transition smoothly into treatment at Tamarack.

Comprehensive Treatment

We know that recovery happens on many levels –mental, physical and emotional- and so we have developed an in-depth treatment program that addresses these different areas and is delivered in a variety of formats. Our program is designed to help you not only understand and deal with the issues that lead to alcohol and drug addiction but to learn and practice new life skills that will give you a better chance at long term recovery.

A Co-ed, Small Group Setting

Working with both males and females offers many opportunities for sharing and discovering different perspectives on issues related to alcohol and drug addiction and gives people a chance to develop healthy supportive relationships with individuals of the opposite sex.

We place client safety as our highest priority and have clear and specific boundaries in place concerning living arrangements and contact between clients to ensure that each individual’s recovery remains of the utmost importance.

Our small, personal setting means we have the opportunity to form genuine relationships with every one of our clients. 

Client Informed Care

While the overall structure of the day and workshop content is planned so that key areas are covered, we want to work with you to create a treatment experience that is meaningful, comprehensive and ensures your success in the program. Individual alcohol and drug addiction counselling sessions will address your needs, helping you deal with the things that have previously held your recovery back. Afternoon therapy groups allow time and opportunity for each person to be heard and supported. Aftercare group and individual sessions, provided for as long as you require after graduation, are guided by the group and by your individual needs, helping you maintain your long term recovery goals.