Sandstone EHN Canada
We build meaningful relationships that support successful long-term recovery.
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At Sandstone, we provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment programs individualized according to each patient’s unique needs. Part of EHN Canada, Sandstone is committed to providing treatment programs that excel in both clinical outcomes and patient experience. The design and continuous improvement of our treatment programs is informed by our extensive expertise and experience, together with patients’ feedback, clinicians’ insights, and internal studies, as well as the latest academic research. At the same time, our treatment programs are 12-Step friendly.
Detox and stabilization
Sandstone’s medically supervised detox is the first step to overcoming a substance use disorder. By using medication assisted treatment, we help patients stop using drugs as quickly, comfortably, and safely as possible. Once a patient has stopped using drugs and is stabilized, they’re ready for our residential treatment programs.
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When a new patient arrives for treatment, Sandstone’s multidisciplinary team performs a comprehensive assessment. The assessment includes a medical evaluation and a psychological evaluation. It also includes an evaluation of the family, social, and professional factors that could be related to the patient’s addiction. The clinical team uses this information to create an individualized treatment program, designed to address the patient’s unique needs.
The usual length of residential treatment at Sandstone is four-to-six weeks. Programs use evidence-based therapeutic modalities to teach patients effective relapse-prevention skills. Guided exercises allow patients to practise skills, get better at using them, and build the confidence to use them in the real world, after treatment. During the program, each patient creates their own detailed recovery plan, including their plans to participate in aftercare programs. Effective relapse-prevention skills, a robust recovery plan, and consistent aftercare participation are all critical for a successful long-term recovery.