Treating Drug Addiction

Drug addiction affects a person in all areas of their life – professional, family, legal, social, physical and psychological. Before every patient begins treatment, Clinique Nouveau Départ – EHN Canada team carefully assesses the individual’s substance use habits, their risk for withdrawal, the various co-occurring physical, emotional and behavioural conditions, as well as factors that could help or hinder recovery. The levels of care are tailored to the patient’s specific conditions. Through its medical approach, Clinique Nouveau Départ – EHN Canada can sometimes use medication in addition to psychotherapy for the treatment of people with addictions problems, in cases of acute withdrawal as well as during the post-withdrawal period (prolonged withdrawal or maintenance phase).

Two program types are available


  • Understand your addiction as a disease
  • Understand how your addiction impacts your life and the people around you
  • Develop an abstinence and relapse-prevention plan
  • Manage relapse triggers and warning signs (stress, craving, etc.)

Following this intensive period, weekly outpatient follow-ups are offered, including group and individual sessions. The group sessions are based on the principles of relapse prevention and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and allow patients to gain the skills they need to return to their respective communities.

Throughout the entire treatment period, in addition to counselling , you will benefit from medical services and, when necessary, medication-assisted therapy. You will also benefit from random toxicological testing.

Do You Have a Drug Addiction?

Our team is available 24/7. We encourage you to contact us. We will answer your questions confidentially.

1 (888) 488-2611

What is Drug Addiction?

There are three main levels of use to consider when it comes to drug addiction : 1) recreational use, where the risk is considered acceptable for the individual and society; 2) risky use, which can lead to physical or psychosocial harm in the more or less long term, such as abuse or excess use; 3) addiction, the most extreme level, characterized by the loss of freedom and control over use (Acier, 2016).

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