At EMS we believe that individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction not only need to change their habits of use, but to also change the way they function and succeed in their everyday lives.
We need to mange our lives differently and, in order to do this effectively, a plan is needed.
Recovery at EMS
It has been emphasized that each individual’s journey to recovery is a deeply personal process, as well as being related to an individual’s community and society.
We know that in many rehab settings the comfort and supports do not follow you home and this is where you will eventually go back to after recovering. This is why we offer our in-home detox and recovery program that is scientifically-driven, client-centred and tailored to your biopsychosocial circumstances. In this case, if you feel safe to do so, you will be able to stay home and continue working while attending counselling and group session at EMS, as well as staying active in the community. Our personalized treatment programs are specific to your life and your journey to recovery and wellness.
Our treatment plans range from 3 months to one year with additional recovery management available as well.
Our program is intended to function over the course of a year. The cost for one year of treatment is similar to one month in a residential facility.
Initially, you will have daily contact with one of our healthcare professionals including 1-2 group counseling sessions and 1-2 individual therapeutic sessions per week. The exact amount and schedule will be determined based on your needs.
As well, our comprehensive treatment program includes family members looking for support or information. Their level of involvement will be determined on a case-by-case basis and is at the client’s discretion.
The 3 Stages of Recovery
As human beings we tend to be creatures of habit, and as such, change is difficult and often challenged. One of the things that is very clear in the field of addictions, is that the process of healing only begins with a willingness to change and try new ways of thinking and behaving.
It is helpful to consider the stages of recovery and to recognize that treatment is a process. Most individuals who have an addiction need to go systematically through the stages in order too effectively heal and remain free from the symptoms of the disease.
Stage 1: Safety and Security
Gaining control over your emotions, learning to cope with day-to-day problems, and protecting yourself from unhealthy situations to keep yourself substance-free and become a healthier individual.
Stage 2: Grieving
Once one is able to maintain stability free of substances, it is important to grieve the past and look at how you arrive at your addiction. This can be a timely process and it needs to be done compassionately and cautiously.
Stage 3: Reconnection
Once we have established safety and have resolved some of the issues we need to look at, reconnecting with the world in a healthy manner will come naturally. This is indeed an exciting part of the journey and a place that one can anticipate and look forward to. And so, recovery means a lot of different things
One of the first things that needs to be accepted in order to have a strong recovery is that you do not recover from an addiction just by stopping the use of your substance of choice. There is much more to this process and at Executive Medical Solutions we have a plan to help.
Moreover, establishing a solid recovery come from discovering the reason why you used it in the first place and exploring some of the areas of your life that may have caused you pain. This is an opportunity to recall significant factors that may have had an influence on your life. The intention is to notice what is there without judgment or criticism.
Sometimes looking at painful events can bring up emotions that you may not be comfortable with, but this is the time to allow yourself to experience these discomforts while surrounded by support from your counselor and other EMS staff.
It is important that we determine the specific thoughts, emotions, events and circumstances that trigger the desire to use substances. Once we can identify these triggers, we can begin to explore better alternatives for responding to the triggering events.
Medical and Psychiatric Services
As Canadian leaders in mental health, addiction and medicine, our team specializes in community-based and mental health treatment. Each individual client will receive a personalized and science-based approach in aim to remove any barriers to treatment while remaining at home with their own support systems.
We offer medical and personal supports to allow you to achieve sobriety in a setting that you feel safe in. This includes a pharmacist consultation and daily delivery of opiate replacement medication. A detailed psychiatric evaluation to address any co-occurring mental illnesses is essential to your recovery success.
Throughout your program, access to medical care will ensure that any underlying medical illnesses impacting your recovery are addressed and treated. A full medical team is here to treat you holistically with body, mind, co-occurring mental illness, and supportive pharmacotherapy tools.