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

Health Sciences North 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.

What does Health Sciences North offer?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

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.

Health Sciences North Highlights:

Transitional Outpatient Service (TOPS) is a group-based, recovery-oriented program that provides mental health education, support and outpatient follow-up for adults in transition to the community following discharge from hospital.The Transitional Outpatient Service is provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and supports effective coping and meaningful recovery from illness following hospitalization.Referrals are accepted from inpatient health care providers.The Urgent Primary Care Clinic at the Sudbury Mental Health and Addictions Centre provides urgent medical consultation for individuals who are already connected with services at the Centre. The intention of this service is to provide medical treatment to existing individuals when they need it, without having to refer individuals to the Emergency Department or a walk-in clinic. Existing individuals can be referred to this service by their clinician at the Sudbury Mental Health and Additions Centre - Cedar Site.Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP)provides group based therapy services for individuals 16 years of age and older who are experiencing depression, bi-polar disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.The program also provides therapy for individuals with borderline personality disorders. The MAP team uses evidence-based structured approaches to psychotherapy.The Regional Eating Disorders Program is a community-based outpatient assessment and treatment program.Services are offered to children, adolescents and adults (along with their families) suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder and mixed syndromes. The Program provides assessment and treatment services to individuals and families throughout North-Eastern Ontario in partnership with the Sault Area Hospital, North Bay Regional Health Centre and Timmins & District Hospital.
The Seniors Mental Health Outreach Team assists individuals and their family members living in the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, by providing service directly in the community, where the older person lives.
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