Rehab Therapies at Searidge

Treatment plans and services that address alcohol dependence issues

Our Core Alcohol Recovery Program

At Searidge Alcohol Rehab we take pride in maintaining a limit of 12 residents in our alcohol addiction treatment program, which ensures that each receives the most effective and individualized treatment we can offer.

We provide a supportive but challenging environment in which our residents are guided through the time and work needed to rediscover and develop their potential. Our comprehensive approach to alcohol addiction treatment involves psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and alternative therapies, preparing residents for a life of recovery with the support of our aftercare program.


Our primary therapy is psychological – medical. All our therapists/counsellors are University trained in Psychology and Addictions at accredited US and Canadian Universities. We provide evidence-based, effective therapy as cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive bias modification therapy, all with a focus on individual and group psychotherapy.

We strive to treat the psychological and emotional factors contributing to each individual’s addiction, as well as the addictive behaviour itself.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

A therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors.

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

A therapeutic method that targets irrational beliefs and thought patterns, fostering cognitive and emotional restructuring.

Psychodynamic - Alcohol Psychotherapy Program

A therapeutic approach that explores unconscious influences, unresolved conflicts, and early life experiences to gain insight into the root causes of addiction.

Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM)

A therapeutic technique aimed at restructuring automatic thought processes and biases related to alcohol, promoting healthier cognitive patterns.


Our first option always is to strive for complete sobriety without any medication. We realize however that for some that may be too great a challenge. Then, where appropriate, we work with medications to assist clients in controlling cravings and to address other needs. In these cases therapy is adjusted to enable the correct use of medications without abuse.

Our Physicians and Psychotherapists are experienced in the use of these medications and can adapt our psychotherapy to get the maximum benefit from these medications. Our Physicians are licensed to prescribe Naltrexone Methadone, Suboxone, and a variety of other medications which have proven effective in helping to control cravings.

Concurrent Disorders

Our consulting psychiatrist is available to diagnose and address psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder and ADD.

We at Searidge are equipped to treat these psychological disorders alongside alcohol addiction treatment. This dual approach is important as many psychological disorders often result in self-medication, leading to drug or alcohol abuse.

Detox & General Rehab Health Needs

Searidge Alcohol Rehab is also prepared to address general health needs for residents during their stay at our centre. Our resident nurse is on site. Our Addictions Doctors and Psychiatrist sees clients as required.

For clients going into treatment detox is done on site and medically supervised. Our doctor and nurse make sure that our patients are both safe and comfortable during their withdrawal. Our detox physicians are licensed by Health Canada to prescribe suboxone and methadone and other withdrawal medications.

Naltrexone (Revia®)

Naltrexone is a time-released injection that lasts for 30 days and prevents people suffering from alcoholism from getting drunk or feeling euphoria or a “high” from alcohol during that time period.


The oral form of naltrexone, which is just as effective for the treatment of alcohol addiction.

Disulfiram (Antabuse®)

Oral medication, which produces an unpleasant reaction when one drinks a little amount of alcohol.

Acamprosate (Campral®)

Oral medication that reduces cravings and overall desire to drink.

Alternative Therapies

Our wide variety of alternative therapies present residents with a number of techniques that help to reduce stress and focus the mind during and following their time in recovery with us at Searidge Alcohol Rehab.

The diversity in our program ensures that every resident will be included and discover activities that appeal to them, no matter what level of physical ability or stage in alcohol addiction recovery.

Guided Activities

Our alternative therapies include:
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation As An Alternative Alcoholism Therapy
  • Acupuncture For Alcoholism Therapy
  • Tai Chi
  • Relaxation & Alcoholism Therapy
  • First Nations Healing For Alcoholism Therapy
  • Journaling To Chronicle Your Alcoholism Therapy

Other Interests? Choose Your Own

Searidge Alcohol Rehab provides some flexibility in its treatment programs. For example, we can arrange to drive residents to local AA or NA meetings.

Nutritional Therapy

We also have excellent nutritional therapy. Our nutritionist is Professor Louise Thibault, a Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at McGill University who follows the latest research in Orthomolecular medicine. She is very knowledgeable about what diets and supplements can help individuals recover, assist in controlling cravings, and restore neurological health often compromised by addictions.

We are in farming country. Our cooks use fresh local sustainable foods and have won several prizes at our local country fairs for their delicious cuisine. We can also accommodate the needs of individuals with specific dietary requirements.

Recreational Therapy

We strongly believe that our residents cannot focus solely on introspection and psychotherapy, and have to relearn the joys of an active sober life and get more fit in the process. Recovery is at its core a neurological healing process; and achieving a lasting and sustained recovery means getting stronger both mentally and physically.

As it is for all types of healing, exercising, and getting more fit supports better healing and recovery, and reduces stress and anxiety in a healthy natural way. We have an excellent recreation program which is easily adaptable to an individual’s age and fitness level.

We have a pool and access to a fully equipped gym. Certain types of exercise as weight training is particularly useful in treating depression and anxiety. Our recovery fitness program helps patients focus on the types of exercises which can better deliver on physical and mental health goals.

discover the power of healing in a natural setting, recreational therapy is just one fo the many alternative therapies we offer

Aftercare for Alumni

At Searidge Alcohol Rehab, our relationship with residents does not end when they graduate from our residential alcohol rehab addiction treatment program. We believe that maintaining lifelong recovery after rehab requires consistent support, guidance, and care, which is why our Aftercare program is one of the most comprehensive and accessible in the country.

We commit to providing our alumni with complimentary aftercare on a weekly basis for up to two yearslong after their graduation in ways that work with their specific goals and needs. The commitment we offer to our residents exceeds what is commonly found at residential rehabs. We don’t want you to have to come back, we want you healthy and free. Our approach aims to set you on the right course in treatment the first time, and we will work with you tirelessly to achieve your specific rehab, treatment, and life goals.

SMART Recovery meetings

Virtual or in-person SMART Recovery meetings

Tele-therapy sessions

Group and individual therapy sessions over the phone with staff from Searidge.

Refresher weekends

Option to participate in refresher weekends at Searidge Alcohol Rehab Centre.

Private NING forum

Private NING forum for alumni to stay in contact

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