Irving House Addiction Treatment Centre also offers an interactive living space, complete with all the amenities and comforts of home. The facility also has a hydrotherapy pool on-site and they provide a gym membership for the duration of treatment. During their program, they encourage their clients to explore healthy, positive alternatives to otherwise deeply ingrained, negative behaviors and thoughts.
They utilize evidence-based treatment approaches in combination with holistic, experiential therapies and other electric therapies. Treatment is delivered through different activities and group including self-awareness classes, process groups, psycho-educational groups, meditation, yoga, individual counseling, educational films and self-help groups.
Specialized groups for Relapse Prevention include expressive groups, high-risk behaviors, slippery situations, role-playing and more. Other services include Positive Self-Talk, Skill Development Groups, Mindfulness, Decompression, Acu-Detox and more.
Irving House believes that recovery involves healing the mind, together with the body and spirit. In the program, each client is assigned an individual, primary counsellor. Then the multidisciplinary team works with the client to develop a personal recovery plan. This plan provides the treatment structure and goals needed for each individual's stay at Irving House and their transition home.
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Level of Care:

Holistic Treatment:

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


The program is small and exclusive offering clients the privacy and escape from life's distractions enabling each individual to focus entirely on recovery. As the program is exclusive, the Centre only helps a small number of clients at a time, offering clients more individual time with counsellors and smaller group sizes. The facility has an interactive living space, complete with all the amenities and comforts of home. Irving House Addiction Treatment Centre also has a hydrotherapy pool on site and provide a gym membership for the duration of treatment. The goal is to ensure clients are provided with a safe, secure environment and space to inspire personal growth as well as a renewed sense of hope for the future. As an added comfort, chefs are phenomenal; preparing healthy meals to feed the mind, body and soul. The treatment course is individualized based on each client’s needs, created between both a certified counselor and the client upon intake. During program, the centre encourages clients to explore healthy, positive alternatives to otherwise deeply ingrained, negative behaviours and thought processes. Irving House is a short-term residential treatment program and we offer a 30, 45 and 60-day treatment courses. Irving House’s hands-on approach, 24-hour staff engagement and enlightened support is what makes your stay with us truly life altering. Together, they will empower you to view your road to recovery as a journey toward a more fulfilling and optimistic future. At Irving House they believe that recovery should not be a daunting task but a rewarding challenge.

Individualized Treatment:

Their program is individualized based on each client's needs, the treatment is created by both, a certified counselor and the client upon intake. At Irving House, they believe that recovery should not be a daunting task but a rewarding challenge. Recovery can be fun and challenging through art, recreation and adventures.

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. Irving House provides client driven aftercare which allows the client to interact and use the services as required.

Treatment Focus:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

The facility provides innovative addiction treatment to individuals who suffer from the effects of alcohol and/or drug abuse. Irving House is committed to helping individuals & their families improve their quality of life, and regain life enjoyments one day at a time. Located in Pembroke Ontario, Irving House Addiction Treatment Centre delivers evidence-based therapy to male clients over the age of 17.

Therapy Programs:

Rational Behavior Therapy:

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive way of stimulating the brain in order to help with symptoms of depression. TMS uses elecromagnetic coils to deliver magnetic pulses to the brain, which can improve a patient's mood and ease depression. It's often used when other depression treatments haven't worked.

Recreational Therapy:

Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Family Therapy:

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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

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. CBT 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.

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.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

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.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health. Their chefs are phenomenal; preparing healthy meals to feed the mind, body and soul.

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.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. It uses products that supply low doses of nicotine to help people stop smoking. The goal of therapy is to cut down on cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Smoking Cessation is available if desired.


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Last Updated: 07/13/2021