Substance Use Program

Effective, Adaptable Care for Substance Use Disorders

Homewood’s Addiction Medicine - Substance Use Program is a 6 week  specialty inpatient program focused on treating individuals who are struggling with substance use, including alcohol, drugs, and/or prescription medications.
Treatment is overseen by addiction physicians as well as an interdisciplinary team that includes, psychotherapists, nursing professionals, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, consulting psychiatry and other allied health professionals. 
The Homewood Addiction Medicine – Substance Use Program also offers specialized content responsive to the unique needs of first responders and healthcare professionals.

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Who This Program is For

You are 18-years-of-age and older and are seeking help for and recovery from problematic substance use including alcohol, drugs (including marijuana), and prescription medications.
Outpatient or less intensive inpatient treatment experiences have not helped you to achieve lasting recovery. You value the experience of healing with others, in a community setting and are motivated to make changes that will help you more effectively manage your symptoms and enhance your overall well-being.

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Therapeutic modalities

The 6 week Substance Use Program helps patients engage effectively in recovery in a group setting and offers:

  • Recovery-focused process groups
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based relapse prevention
  • Adjunctive therapy and psycho-education sessions tailored to substance use disorders
  • Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills
  • Group-based programming, with individual support available as required
  • Peer support groups (such as SMART Recovery, AA, and others
  • Caduceus groups (healthcare providers only)
  • We support the use of opioid agonist therapy (i.e. methadone, buprenorphine), and the use of other medications for the treatment of substance use when clinically indicated
Mood, Anxiety & Concurrent Program

Help for significant symptoms of depression, anxiety and problematic substance use.

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Healthcare Professionals

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and individuals who report to a licensing college, regulated body and/or those involved in the handling of controlled substances are eligible to participate in this program.

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First Responders, Military & Veterans

Active and retired first responders (e.g. firefighters, police, corrections, paramedics, coastguards), military and veterans are welcomed into this group.

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How to Get Help

To be admitted to the Homewood Health Centre, you require a referral from your doctor or other healthcare professional. We can help you with the patient referral and admissions process. 

Contact Intake and Admitting at 519.824.1010 or 1.866.839.2594, extension 32551 or email

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Family Services

Homewood offers family members and friends of addicted individuals their own information and support.

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Alumni Support

AMP offers the annual Spiritual Renewal Service as part of our alumni support. We are exploring new ways to connect with and support our alumni.

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