Armour Addiction Services
Our programs have the potential to bring holistic recovery to individuals who are unable to access traditional residential treatment programs or who want to continue with after-care and recovery after completing a traditional treatment program. It provides many of the benefits of traditional treatment approaches, including group sessions led by certified addiction counsellors, peer support, and tools to strengthen your recovery in a way that is convenient and private.
Assessments & Individualized Treatment Plans
All clients are encouraged to go through an assessment process to determine the extent of the present problems and establish the best course of treatment. An individualized treatment plan will identify personal treatment goals and specific steps you can take to reach those goals.
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. Group Therapy is a component to many of our programs including the Intensive Outpatient Program, Sex Addiction Support Group, and the Partners of Sexual Betrayal Group.
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 counselling sessions is to facilitate the process of recovery initiation for those who have reached a point of readiness to change. Counselling sessions are offered as part of our Intensive Outpatient Program, as well as individual sessions.
Counselling at Armour Addiction Services is available online for individuals and couples. Click Here for more info.
Asking for help doesn’t mean you are weak, it only means you are wise.
We cannot heal in isolation and we cannot recover alone.
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. Learn More about our recovery coaching service.
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. Through our Intensive Outpatient Program 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 behavioural 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. Read More.
Holistic therapy, or holistic psychotherapy, refers to therapy that attempts to address an individual as a whole person rather than as ‘someone who is sick, just has psychological issues, or as being separated into different components.’ Another name for this kind of therapy is the bio-psych-social-spiritual model of therapy. Holistic therapy attempts to address the individual in terms of their mind, spirit, and body. We offer a variety of holistic therapies including: Somatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Poetry Therapy, and Anxiety Management.
Upon completion of the group therapy, counselling sessions, educational classes, somatic therapy, and recovery coaching our clients are provided with a continuing care plan. Clients are invited to attend weekly groups to share their successes and struggles as they learn to live a life of recovery. Focus for these groups is placed on developing recovery resilience and increasing recovery capital.
Clients may inquire about partaking in a daily accountability check program. Each client has a different schedule and lifestyle and we will try to tailor a plan to fit their needs. An accountability check in generally entails a daily text message or phone call with our clinical team to ensure the clients recovery plan is being followed. If a client is struggling our staff will be happy to help clients find solutions to their problems.
We provide monitoring for clients who desire a higher level of recovery accountability. Our team of DATAC certified specimen collectors can conduct testing for 12 of the most commonly used drugs as well as Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG) testing for Alcohol. Monitoring can be performed at the direct request of our clients in early recovery as well as requested by a family member, to satisfy workplace agreement, or as legal requirement.