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Intensive Recovery Program

Your life doesn’t have to stop to start recovery.

At Armour Addiction Services we understand that many individuals seeking recovery have loved ones, careers, and responsibilities. We also know that you do not have to hit rock bottom to seek help for addiction. You can start your healing path today, without having to abandon these aspects of your life. Our Intensive Recovery Program is designed for individuals who wish to take action to live a life free from the grips of substance abuse and addiction without having to break the bank. Accessible, affordable, and comprehensive addiction recovery solutions – close to home.

Accessible addiction recovery solutions – close to home.

Our Intensive Recovery Program in Victoria, British Columbia is designed for individuals who wish to take action to live a life free from the grips of substance abuse and addiction without having to break the bank.

The Intensive Recovery Program is compatible with your schedule.

Consisting of two 3 hour evening sessions, a full weekend day session, recovery coaching, and individual therapy for 15 weeks the IRP works with participants’ schedules – our clients have the freedom to access this program without putting life on hold.

Upon completion of the IRP participants are invited to attend weekly continuing care group therapy for 35 weeks. Focus for these groups is placed on developing recovery resilience and increasing recovery capital.

The Intensive Recovery Program gives you access to experts in substance addiction, sex/relationship addiction, disordered eating, gaming, gambling, shopping, finances, mindfulness therapy, sex therapy, somatic therapy, and trauma therapy. 

The IRP (Intensive Recovery Program) is for anyone beginning their recovery journey to those who are struggling with maintaining continuous sobriety. The team at Armour Addiction Services will review your progress weekly and modify your treatment plan as required.

Recovery Education

Recovery education is integral to the process of healing from addictions and is presented via psycho-educational lectures by leaders in the field of addiction treatment. At Armour Addiction Services we believe when we know better – we do better. We utilize this educational component to teach our clients the why, what, where, and how of addiction so they may be empowered to apply these teachings to their own recovery process. Used in conjunction with other approaches of group based therapies and cognitive behavioral treatments the intention of this component is to provide individuals struggling with addictions the knowledge needed to better understand their malady and the empowerment needed to cope with it.

Our psycho-education elements involve evidence-based research and cover a broad spectrum of topics. It provides a more thorough understanding on the nature of addiction and the disease model. The workshops also teach in depth about the biology, psychology and recovery process of this disease.

At Armour Addiction Services, we strive to provide our clients with engaging and informative lectures that they can apply to their recovery. Our hope is for our clients to become experts on their experience of addiction. When the Intensive Recovery Program is complete, this knowledge can be an invaluable tool for coping fostering recovery resilience. Even in the event of a relapse it is our hope that alumni will recall these tools to gain a deeper understanding of what needs done next to get back on the path of sobriety.

Group Therapy

Group Therapy is an integral component within the Intensive Recovery Program. Being able to interact with other individuals who are learning how to cope with and overcome addiction can be extremely helpful. Addiction can be a very isolating experience and at Armour Addiction Services we give our clients ample opportunity to experience the resonance of recovery and to know they are not alone. By sharing information and personal experiences with other members of the group, our clients learn how to express themselves authentically with others in a safe, structured, and supportive environment. Within this safe container facilitated by a member of the Armour Addiction Services clinical team, clients can gain valuable feedback and begin to cultivate a deeper sense of trust, empathy, and awareness – with self and others.

Individual Counselling

Six sessions of individual counselling are included within the Intensive Recovery Program. Individual Counselling at Armour Addiction Services includes ongoing assessments, treatment planning, case management activities, brief interventions, lifestyle and personal counselling to assist the individual to develop and deepen skills to manage their addiction and issues that arise through the process of recovery.  Focus is placed on social function and enhancement of family health, healing and resolution of related traumas, removing blocks to recovery, environmental influences on addiction and recovery, and modifying the client’s perceptions/thoughts/actions. The primary purpose of these indiviual counselling sessions is to facilitate the process of recovery initiation for those who have reached a point of readiness to change.

Recovery Coaching

With a focus on self-management and self-care we support our clients to develop their own plan for recovery resilience. We support our clients to imagine and work towards a powerful, positive, and compelling vision of their future. By creating a partnership of equals with our clients we co-create a manifestation of a satisfying life in recovery. We know that our clients are the experts on themselves and we bring our expertise in communication as agents of change through a collaborate, strengths-based approach with emphasis on accountability. Through Recovery Coaching we can help our clients achieve their life, business, and recovery goals more easily and quickly than they would on their own; increasing internal and external skills and assets. Through the development of client-driven goals and plans based on their stated outcomes, at Armour Addiction Services we facilitate the skills needed for our clients to achieve their goals – beyond abstinence – to include lifestyle and vision of success.

Holistic Therapies

Somatic Therapy

The main goal of Somatic Therapy is recognition and release of physical tension that may remain in the body in the aftermath of a traumatic event. The therapy sessions typically involve the patient tracking his or her experience of sensations throughout the body. Depending on the form of somatic psychology used, sessions may include awareness of bodily sensations, embodiment practices, breathing techniques, voice work, physical exercise, movement, and healing touch. The Somatic Therapy component to the IRP program is 6 sessions. Additional sessions are available upon request and by availability.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is uniquely positioned to address the neuroscience of both addiction and trauma. It does this by an integrative process. It is a sensorimotor activity – engaging all of your senses and healing through them all. The therapeutic process of art therapy has nothing to do with artistic ability but all to do with engaging the body and sensations to exteriorize and process emotions. Through an invitational approach our Art Therapist, Marnie Delanghe, guides our clients to utilize this approach of creative expression to access a deeper sense of self-awareness and healing.