Addiction Resource Guide

Edgewood Addictions Treatment Centre

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Edgewood's individualized treatment is based on a biopsychosocial model consisting of group therapy, lectures, individual counseling, psychological evaluation, peer & self assessments as well as conferences with family & referral sources."

Treatment Philosophy:

"At Edgewood we understand that addiction is an illness - predictable and treatable. People don't chose to become illwhich is why patients at Edgewood are treated wtih respect and dignity."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Recognizing that psychiatric disorders play a significant role in addiction disorder, Edgewood's Director of Psychiatric Services, and the clinical team assess and diagnose the individual's needs providing biological intervention when needed."

Family Program:

"For those who have come to know that there must be more to life than pain, frustration, guilt, fear, and anger, Edgewood offers INSITE, an intensive 6 day therapeutic process for those who have been affected by someone else's addiction."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"Fundamentals of the 12 Steps are incorporated throughout our program."

Position on Confrontation:

"We firmly believe in confronting denial and other negative psychological symptoms of the disease."

Additional Characteristics:

"Open-ended treatment: patients stay as long as necessary; Woodside, our comprehensive extended care program; free family educaiton seminars."


    Number of Beds: 80
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 550
    Average Length of Stay 55 days
    Percent of Women 35%
    Percent under age 25 20%
    Percent with College Education: Data Not Supplied
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 50%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Codependency
  • Extended Care
  • Family
  • Relapse

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Uniformed Services

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Men
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost: $300 per day
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: In Some Areas


    Licensed by: Community Care Facility Act
    Type of License: Adult Residential Facility
    Accredited by: CARF

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 683-0111
    General Information: (800) 683-0111
    Address: 2121 Boxwood Rd.
    Nanaimo, B.C. V9S4L2