Help for alcohol addiction in Nova Scotia.
The dedicated staff at Searidge Alcohol Rehab Center is committed to supporting, guiding, and inspiring residents to make the right moves against alcohol addiction. We offer current and research-based alcohol treatment with compassion, dignity, and understanding each and every day. At Searidge Alcohol Rehab we provide our residents with all of the necessary tools for recovery by targeting the physical, psychological and social aspects of alcohol addiction.
We are more than an alcohol rehab or addiction treatment center, we have designed a treatment center that treats both our residents and their loved ones who have been affected by alcoholism. At Searidge we are committed to supporting and inspiring you to get to the successful place you want to be.
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Read on to learn more about alcohol rehab at the Searidge Foundation’s Atlantic Canada facility.
We are located in the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia, a place that is well known as one of the most picturesque and scenic areas in all of Canada. We overlook the Annapolis Basin. We choose this location because this area inspires hope in renewal and growth alongside nature and the majesty of the ocean.
ALCOHOL REHAB: SMALLER FACILITY, GREATER QUALITY
Sometimes smaller IS better.
We all want our children to attend smaller classes because we believe that this will be one way that we can be sure they get the attention they need. At Searidge we take this approach to rehab as well.
We pride ourselves in maintaining a limit of 12 residents at a time, this allows us to provide the individualized and attentive care that is such an integral part of the addiction recovery program at Searidge Alcohol Rehab.
Maintaining a small centre permits our clinical and support staff to get to know each and every resident. This allows us to create highly individualised treatment plans for our residents. Our group therapy sessions are small and all-inclusive, which we strongly believe is much more effective and less overwhelming than larger institutional sessions involving a speaker and an audience.
Our small size also gives us a flexibility that larger institutions can not offer. We are able to work with your specific needs in order to make you feel at ease and ensure that your work towards sobriety is as successful and satisfying as possible. At Searidge our professional alcohol addiction treatment staff give residents the strength, support and hope necessary for a lifelong recovery.
ALCOHOL DETOX: THE FIRST STEP
After your arrival at Searidge Alcohol Rehab, the first major step in the journey to sobriety is detox.
Detox is not the expulsion of ‘toxins’ from your system, but a reaction of your nervous system to the absence of alcohol. Withdrawal from alcohol and its sedative effects results in an overreaction of the nervous system. A number of severe symptoms can develop, such as disorientation, extreme anxiety, diarrhoea, very high blood pressure, delusions, heart rhythm changes etc.
This is very dangerous if not supervised and monitored by personnel experienced in addiction recovery treatment. These symptoms can now be controlled in a safe way through proper medical attention and pharmacotherapy during the detox period. Our clinical staff has extensive experience dealing with alcohol detox and conducts the process in as much safety and as comforting an environment as possible. This is a vast improvement from a time before modern medicine when there was a death rate of 33% for those going through severe alcohol withdrawal.
Without a proper withdrawal recovering alcoholics are at risk of experiencing some or all of the symptoms mentioned above. The most common ones are chills or sweats, anxiety and depression and irritability and mood swings. More severe cases can lead to seizures, blackouts or DTs (delirium tremens). Untreated withdrawal symptoms peak in the first few days of detoxification. Every individual experience of detox is different, depending on the level of alcohol abuse. This can last from a few days to six with a varying level of severity. Our experienced medical team will work to help alleviate the associated risks and symptoms.
The Searidge clinical staff is on standby 24-hours a day in order to make sure that this process takes place with as much ease and comfort as possible. For more information on alcohol detox, please contact a member of our staff who can go over this process in greater detail at 1-866-777-9614.
OUR CORE ALCOHOL RECOVERY PROGRAM
The alcohol addiction recovery program at Searidge Alcohol Rehab will provide you with the tools you need to maintain a sober life in the outside world, discover alternative interests, establish boundaries and gain the motivation to live a more fulfilling life.
ALCOHOL ADDICTION RECOVERY: PSYCHOTHERAPY
Alcohol rehab uses evidence based psychotherapy to heal alcohol addiction and help residents learn healthier coping skills to maintain sober.Effective and evidence-based psychotherapy is the core of our addiction recovery program. At Searidge our approach includes cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, rational emotive behavioural therapy (REBT), mindfulness therapy and cognitive bias modification therapy. These are all highly regarded and effective treatments for alcohol addiction and the underlying psychological issues associated with addiction.
Concurrent with this, therapy is also used to identify and address issues that can contribute to addictive behaviour. Over 65% of substance abusers are self-medicating for a concurrent disorder such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADD. Our clinical staff is experiences and well-equipped to work with such disorders.
Alongside our psychotherapy, we offer more varied alternative therapies that help reinforce the clinical alcohol rehab treatments. This keeps the days spent with us at Searidge Alcohol Rehab both interesting and rewarding. Our program includes mindfulness meditation, acupuncture, yoga, relaxation therapy, creative art therapy, Tai Chi and First Nations Healing Rituals.
We maintain a variety of options to allow each resident to discover what techniques work best for them. These techniques will empower you with a strength and spirit to act on maintaining sobriety and move forward with recovery.
Some of alcohol rehab’s recreational activities can be sea kayaking or an organised a day trip to Nova Scotia’s capital city, Halifax. We also offer a wide variety of recreational therapy that promotes the growth of the mind, the soul, and the body. Our rich recreational program is designed to be accessible to a wide variety of interests and abilities.
Our recreation director, a professional personal trainer, schedules outdoor and indoor activities that vary from season to season. Expansive grounds and a heated swimming pool allows you to enjoy the great outdoors during the summer. We also offer crafting workshops and computer skills workshops and much more, all ways to explore new or past interests that fell to the side due to alcohol addiction.
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY: THE ENERGY YOU NEED TO GET GOING
At alcohol rehab, we understand the importance of nutrition and eating a balanced diet in helping you heal faster from alcohol addiction.Strength of body and mind is crucial for a successful recovery from alcohol addiction so Searidge Alcohol Rehab places a high priority on an excellent and targeted nutritional program.
Our dietician from McGill University, Professor Louise Thibault designs meal plans that nourish and reinvigorate the recovering addict. She also follows current developments in orthomolecuar medicine in order to recommend specific regimen to help curb any cravings and rejuvenate the body.
ALCOHOL REHAB FACILITY: A QUIET PLACE TO REFLECT
Recovering from alcohol addiction is made easier at alcohol rehab because your own private room with bathroom guarantees a restful night sleep.Addiction recovery is a journey that can exhaust the mind, the body and the soul. For this reason it is of paramount importance to have your own personal space to which to retreat. Most importantly, since sleep deprivation is a common symptom of recovery the restoration of a proper and healthy sleep cycle is a major factor in alcohol addiction recovery.
We offer each resident their own private room and bathroom to provide a personal space where they can recharge after a workout, reflect after a therapy session or take a nap. While group therapy sessions are an important part of our program at Searidge Alcohol Rehab, we respect and value the importance of a private room of one’s own. We strive to deliver the best alcohol recovery treatment possible to each and every resident while offering outstanding comfort and total privacy.
ALCOHOL ADDICTION RECOVERY: TREATMENT DURATION
Addiction recovery at our alcohol rehab gives you the time to focus on the most important person; YOU. Residing at Searidge Alcohol Rehab and working with our capable staff is a rewarding and empowering experience. Establishing a temporary distance between you and your home and daily routines will allow you the time and focus to properly gain the tools and the strength you need for recovery. Our residential alcohol recovery program is offered for durations of 30, 60 or 90 days to feel ready embarking on a life of sobriety.
Whatever duration of time you choose, we will structure our treatment plan to work with you to the best of our abilities. After your stay at Searidge, our aftercare program will help you continue to reach these goals.
AFTERCARE THAT RESPECTS YOUR TIME AND ENERGY
Alcohol rehab centre residential addiction treatment programs can be anywhere from 30, 60 and 90 days.Stepping out of Searidge Alcohol Rehab after successfully completing our residential alcohol recovery program, you are well equipped with a number of tools to aid you in your journey forward. However, you want to avoid the risk of falling into old habits. Aftercare gives you the strength and security to avoid relapse. Most importantly, it is an efficient and effective program that renews and reinforces the tools you developed at Searidge Alcohol Rehab.
We respect that your time and energy is limited. You want to make up for lost time with your friends and family, and commit yourself to your responsibilities. You are more than your past addiction, and while it is important to maintain strong bonds with the recovery community, it should no longer take up your whole life. Searidge’s aftercare program offers a variety of options that will work with your specific daily responsibilities and needs.
We eliminate the need to travel to meetings by offering therapy sessions over the phone. Our alcohol addiction group therapy sessions are conducted by a counsellor from Searidge Alcohol Rehab and consist of 5 to 6 alumni, some of whom you may know. Being in therapy with those you know well and who know you well, makes these group sessions effective and efficient. Since we already know you and your specific obstacles well, we can continue to work with you where we left off at Searidge at a much deeper level. If you prefer, individual counselling is also available by phone.
From the comfort of your home you can connect with the greater Aftercare community via our private online social network site. As an alumnus of our alcohol recovery program, you can also participate in our refresher weekend getaways. As part of the Smart Recovery community we run an Aftercare program that hosts virtual meetings all across Canada, England, the USA and Australia.
We review all of these options with each outgoing resident to make sure that they have the best plan to work with their routines and needs. Whether you are able to engage with the program for hours or minutes, we will find the simplest and most effective way for you to participate in our aftercare program. We want you to succeed and will do everything we can to make this final stage both accessible and productive in order to support you in maintaining sobriety on your own time.
ALCOHOL REHAB: A COMMITMENT TO THE WORLD
Our idyllic location in Annapolis Valley make Nova Scotia alcohol rehab conducive to rest, relaxation and recovery from alcohol addiction.As much as we are committed to healing the internal body and mind, we are also committed to healing and maintaining the world around us, and especially our hometown in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. We practice red worm composting and zero carbon offsetting, and go out of our way to purchase sustainable local food and natural cleaning products.
We also contribute to Kiva, a micro-financing operation which supports entrepreneurs in third world countries get their small businesses into action.
Recovery from alcohol addiction is made easy at Searidge Alcohol Rehab where we use evidence-based psychotherapy with alternative treatments.
ALCOHOL REHAB: FOREVER MOVING FORWARD
We are active in supporting research into improving the lives of those struggling with addiction. Searidge Foundation and our sister rehab Sobriety Home located in Godmanchester, Quebec are highly regarded as the leading alcohol and drug rehab facilities in Canada. We support Florida State University (FSU) in their research into addiction and anxiety disorder. We are also involved with Dr. Brunet, of McGill University, and his leading scientific research on PTSD and addiction memory.