Outpatient ServicesAddiction Rehabilitation in Winnipeg
WHAT IS OUTPATIENT?
Two common forms of addiction rehabilitation are Inpatient and Outpatient treatment. Inpatient participants often live in a private facility for an extended period of time and receive around-the-clock medical attention. Inpatient treatment can help addicts recover quickly in a controlled, substance-free environment, but the time commitment and cost can be difficult to manage for some families.
Aurora Outpatient Services is a program in Winnipeg that is more accessible to individuals and families struggling with addiction. We offer professional evening and weekend programs, so participants working full or part time can still receive treatment. We also offer counselling to families to help create a positive environment at home.
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Intensive Outpatient Program – A 12-week* program designed to help adults live a clean and sober life. Includes three group therapy sessions and one individual counselling session per week. Detox treatment is available at our Gimli facility in preparation for this program.
Opioid-Replacement Treatment – A 12-week* program designed to help adults with an opioid use disorder manage their usage so they can live a happy and whole life. Includes three group therapy sessions and one individual counselling session per week.
Intensive Family Program – A three-day program designed to help loved ones of addicts by educating participants about the disease of addiction and provide a new set of tools to cope . Includes 18 hours of educational group activities and one follow up one-on-one counselling session.
Outpatient Family Program – A 12-week program designed to help families by better educating them on substance abuse disorders. We equip participants of this program with the tools to cope with the effects of addiction. Includes weekly 3-hour group therapy sessions and one follow-up one-on-one counselling session.
* Program length can vary depending on the individual needs of the participant
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for adults who want to live a clean and sober life but aren’t able to participate in residential treatment, like Aurora’s Inpatient care in Gimli. In order to participate in the program, IOP clients are expected to be abstinent, or on a managed taper program to become abstinent.
The process begins with a formal assessment resulting in an individualized treatment plan. Clients participate in three group therapy sessions and one individual counselling session per week. The twelve-week program can vary in length depending on an individual’s needs. We encourage clients to invite a spouse or significant other to attend the weekly Monday evening Outpatient Program.
The IOP provides a safe, professional, and confidential setting where clients can address any physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual issues that underlie their addiction. Our clinicians are experienced in helping clients manage any mental health issues related to substance abuse.
Additional individual, couples, and family counseling programs and services are also available.
The IOP Group Therapy Sessions are conducted as follows:
Monday: 6:00pm — 9:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00pm — 8:00pm
Thursday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Group programming includes educational presentations and group therapy sessions. We often require written goal work, reading activities, and 12 step assignments including in-session and take home tasks. An important part of a client’s treatment planning is identifying self-defeating patterns that contribute to a substance use disorder. We devote a significant amount of time addressing relapse prevention in early recovery by advising clients on how to understand and manage their urges, cravings, and feelings. Addressing unresolved family and relationship issues can help clients prevent relapse and better connect with others.
Random breathalyzer analysis and/or urinalysis testing is another part of maintaining accountability and preventing relapse.
Opioid-Replacement Therapy (ORT)
The Opioid-Replacement Treatment is designed to help adults with an Opioid Use Disorder manage their usage so they can live a whole and happy life.
The process begins with a formal assessment resulting in specific individualized treatment plans. Clients participate in three group therapy sessions and one individual counselling session per week. The twelve-week program can vary in length depending on an individual’s needs. We encourage clients to invite a spouse or significant other to attend the Monday evening Outpatient Family Progam.
The ORTOP Group Therapy Sessions are conducted as follows:
Tuesday: 6:00pm — 9:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm — 9:00pm
Thursday: 6:00pm — 9:00pm
The ORT Group programming is similar to the Intensive Outpatient Program, but with additional subjects relating to medication and opioid replacements. Random breathalyzer analysis or urinalysis testing is another part of maintaining accountability and preventing relapse while in the IOP Program.
Location: 39 Scurfield Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Call: (204) 202-1221
Intensive Family Program (IFP)
Substance abuse disorders can cause harm beyond an addict’s life. The effects of a person’s addiction can cause emotional and psychological stress on family members and significant others. Aurora’s Intensive Family Program provides structured outpatient assistance for adults affected by a loved one’s struggle with addiction.
The purpose of the IFP is to educate families and friends about the behavioral and biological factors of addiction. Our professional counsellors and therapists facilitate a learning environment conducive to thoughtful, respectful, and caring interactions.
The time-limited structure of the IFP involves extensive group programming over a three-day period as follows:
Thursdays: 1pm to 6pm
Fridays: 9am to 5pm
Saturdays: 9am to 2pm
Prior to the intensive group programming, participants meet with an Aurora counsellor to complete an Orientation Session, either in person or by video conference.
The content includes educational activities related to :
- Addictive illness
- 12-step philosophies
- Family and relational dynamics
- Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) issues
- Self-defeating patterns in relationships
- Coping strategies
- Stage I and II Recovery conceptsThrough the process, participants work to overcome the challenges of addiction, learn to set healthy boundaries, and rebuild relationships.After completing the program, participants have a follow up one-on-one counselling session to discuss any challenges they experience. IFP participants who desire additional individual, group, couples or family counselling with Aurora’s counsellors, therapists, or programs may do so at an additional cost.
Outpatient Family Program (OFP)
Chemical Dependency and other addictive illnesses are highly treatable problems that families may have difficulty understanding. We offer the Outpatient Family Program to families who want to learn more about the effects of their loved one’s addiction and provide the tools that allow them to live a full and happy life, whether the addict in their life has embraced recovery or not.
The OFP is a 12 week-long program consisting of 3-hour group therapy sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm to 9pm. Prior to the program, individuals meet with an Aurora counsellor to complete an Intake and Orientation session, either in-person or by video conference.
Sessions cover a wide array of topics and information such as:
- Understanding and defining addiction and recovery for both addicts and their loved ones\
- Stage I and Stage II recovery concepts
- Physical, mental, social, and spiritual health issues with chemical addiction and recovery
- Healthy vs. unhealthy coping, and effective communication strategies in damaged family relationships
- Self-care, boundaries, and maintaining balance with family, friends, and significant others
- 12 step education (relative to Al-Anon / Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous philosophies)
- Codependency and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) issues
- Self-defeating patterns in relationships
- Shame, guilt, anger, sadness, grief, loss, and regret
- Understanding relapse and relapse prevention issues for both addicts and their loved ones
Through the process, participants work to overcome the challenges of their addiction, learn to set healthier boundaries for self-care, and rebuild relationships harmed by the impact of disease.
Upon completion, each participant will have an individual follow-up counselling session to address any challenges they may have encountered through group sessions. OFP participants who desire additional individual, group, couples, or family counselling with Aurora’s counsellors and therapists may do so at an additional cost.
Following successful completion of any program, we encourage clients to take advantage of our individual, couples, or family counselling and therapy services. All graduates of Aurora Recovery Centre’s Treatment Programs are invited to attend our Continuing Care Group on Wednesday evenings (6:00pm — 7:15pm) at no charge.