Outpatient Program

After-care treatment with structured weekly
therapeutic follow-up sessions for a minimum 12-week period

Never let your guard down

Addiction is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease. It persists even when the individual stops using. No patient is immune to relapse. That’s why Clinique Nouveau Départ – EHN Canada places great importance on after-care treatment with structured weekly therapeutic follow-up sessions for a minimum period of 12 weeks. For doctors and certain health professionals treated at the centre, the follow-up period may continue for several years. Also, many patients decide to continue  post-care treatment and opt for a monthly follow-up that can extend over an indefinite period. This long-term approach makes it possible to stay on course while pursuing an abstinence lifestyle.


Assessment of your usage profile and your risk for withdrawal

Before the beginning of every treatment, the Nouveau Départ team carefully assesses your consumption, your risk for withdrawal, the various co-occurring physical, emotional and behavioural conditions that you might have, as well as factors that could help or hinder your recovery.

This initial assessment is based on, among other things, the Addiction Severity Index, and is followed by a complete medical check-up.

To measure your progress and to modify your treatment plan as needed, each patient has their own therapist who ensures a follow-up through individual sessions.


Individual therapy provides a confidential, safe space in which the patient and the therapist assigned to them can interact.

During these meetings, different approaches are used according to the individual’s specific needs.

Individual therapy is done on an intensive basis during the inpatient stay and continues for the short-, medium- and long-term at an intensity that corresponds to the patient’s progress.

The therapeutic team at Clinique Nouveau Départ consists of psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and addiction specialists who collaborate to ensure the best possible patient care.

12 themes discussed during group therapy sessions

1. Understanding addiction
2. The process of change
3. Family and friends: supporting actors
4. Vulnerability and spirituality
5. Healthy sexuality and recreation
6. Resilience to stress and modified pleasure
7. Establishing limits and privacy
8. Relapse prevention
9. Factors responsible for addiction
10. Cognitive restructuring
11. Medical consequences, sleep and nutrition
12. Emotional regulation and mindfulness

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