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Bluewater Health is a private rehab located in Sarnia, Ontario. Bluewater Health specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Bluewater Health Focus:

Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

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.

What does Bluewater Health offer?

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Therapies Offered:

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.

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.

Bluewater Health Highlights:

Lambton County Addiction Services is a program funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and sponsored by Bluewater Health. The service provides alcohol, drug and gambling assessments to residents of Sarnia-Lambton. Programs are provided individually or in groups. There are youth and adult programs, concurrent disorder, remedial measures, problem gambling, community presentations, consultations for in-patients, and professional consultations/education services. Lambton County Addiction Services is available from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with some evening sessions available. Referrals are from any source, including self-referrals. The secure 27-bed unit provides acute psychiatric stabilization serving child and youth, and adults. The interdisciplinary team is comprised of psychiatrists, family physicians, nursing, and social work with access to occupational therapists and physiotherapists as needed. We also collaborate with programs across the hospital and with our community partners, maximizing the patient care experience and outcome.
The outpatient mental health program operates on-site at Bluewater Health and provide individual consultations and follow-up treatment. Specialty services include child and youth, dual diagnosis and psychogeriatrics. Medical secretarial support services are provided for patient bookings, billing and transcription. A physician referral is required. Additionally, a Mental Health & Addictions Telemedicine Nurse provides coordination and support for psychiatric consultations via the Ontario Telemedicine Network.
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