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Andy's House Treatment Center is a private rehab located in Lachine, Quebec. Andy's House Treatment Center specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Andy's House Treatment Center Focus:

Alcoholism Treatment Center

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Treatment Types:

12-Step

12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CMT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Andy's House Treatment Center Highlights:

Andy's House was founded and is operated by people in long-term recovery and professionals who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others. The treatments, facility and heart-centered staff make it one of the best available drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers for the guest. A typical day at Andy's House consists of a structured program of highly effective therapies, which include group therapy, one-on-one counseling, recreational therapy, yoga, art therapy and group outings.
Andy's House remains strict with the decision to not accept more than fifteen residents at any given time so that we may offer the individualized attention needed for success. The house is a wonderful old Victorian mansion and has deliberately been set up to make everyone feel welcomed and at home.
The seven founders of Andy's House, each have, in some capacity, a personal connection to recovery. Their sole objective is to provide the best care and rehabilitation services available to pave the way to full recovery and full lives. The success stories speak for themselves and are happy to offer references upon request.
Situated in Montreal, Canada the facility is 20 minutes to the city center and steps away from the tranquil shores of the St Lawrence River. Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport is a ten minute drive away for those of you arriving by air. For residents of the United States Andy's House is a 1 hour drive from Plattsburgh, NY International airport and a 1 hour 45 minute drive from Burlington Vermont International Airport. By land, Boston is a 5 hour drive and New York City is 6 hours.
Andy's House philosophy is to provide comprehensive substance abuse recovery, behavioral health services, and a complete rehab centre to help individuals and families achieve and maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. The focus always remains on the quality of service and care.
Andy's House focuses on the underlying issues surrounding addiction. Andy's House helps individuals take back control of their lives and re-create themselves into the people they intended to be.
The 90 day in-patient program comes with a two year aftercare program and an open door policy.
All residents who have successfully graduated Andy's House program are welcome back to the facility at any time for unlimited group (or one-on-one) sessions with our therapists. This policy encourages long-term sobriety and helps individuals build a community of support, care and friendship.
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