Start Your Addiction Recovery
Get the help you need right now. Renascent offers a government-funded Virtual Intensive Treatment Program. Using the latest, secure virtual technologies, clients can access the Program from anywhere, at no cost. Our evidence-informed program is trauma-informed and concurrent capable for those with co-existing mental health conditions.
Specialized Addiction Counselling At No Cost
Renascent’s abstinence-based Virtual Intensive Treatment Program (VITP) is part of its continuum of care to help ensure clients can enter substance abuse treatment at a level appropriate to their needs. Clients in this program are able to step-up or down to a different intensity of treatment, if needed.
This program works best when you have a strong support system in family and friends and currently live in structured, supportive housing. You will also need to maintain abstinence and attend 12-step or other peer support community meetings regularly.
During the first six weeks, our Virtual Intensive Treatment Program provides support, safety, and structure alongside flexibility to those who are unable to take time away from their regular lives, work, or school.
Using video calls, you will engage in group counselling sessions every weekday with our expert clinicians and therapists. You will also take part in individual counselling sessions or assessments.
You will receive extensive post-treatment planning. And, after completing the six-week outpatient program, you can transition into our six-month virtual Continuing Care Program, and gain life-time access to our Alumni Care Program.
Treatment That Provides Complete Flexibility
With Renascent’s Virtual Intensive Treatment Program, you can continue with your lifestyle and be with your loved ones at home during recovery. This also means you have the option of keeping up with your job, schooling, or family commitments because the programming is part-time and does not require presence and participation 24 hours a day.
Recovering as a Family
Family members and loved ones are invited to participate in Renascent’s Essential Family Care Program (Family Program) at no cost due to the generosity of donors, including a four-week introduction to our family care workshop.
Learn more about Renascent’s Family Care Program.
Benefits of Virtual Treatment
- Convenience: Clients have the flexibility to continue their daily lives while enrolled in this program.
- Security: Client safety and confidentiality is paramount and we only use secure and encrypted systems.
- Expert Care: Sessions are led by certified, expert clinicians and therapists who provide evidence-informed treatment options.
- Accountability: Clients are held accountable through attendance at group and individual sessions.
- Connection: As experts in virtual treatment, our online environment fosters meaningful connections among clients during sessions.
Government-Funded Virtual Intensive Treatment also includes:
- Program orientation and intake;
- Comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment;
- Individual treatment planning;
- Group, individual, and family counselling;
- Psycho-educational programming;
- Case management, including transition management and discharge planning;
- Nicotine cessation treatment; and
- Referrals to community support including: medical treatment and supports, housing, mental health services and psychotherapy, life skills development and educational services, legal services, and family supports.
At Renascent, we believe that ongoing support and care is a vital part of long-term recovery from addiction. Our virtual Continuing Care program has been designed to provide you with the support you need as you return to home, school, or work and begin to learn how to navigate life’s challenges in recovery. We’ll give you the skills you need to face stressful situations, build new supportive networks, and reduce your risk of relapse.
Continuing Care is provided on a virtual, outpatient basis. The program is open to anyone aged 16 and up who has completed outpatient treatment with Renascent or with any other accredited treatment provider. We offer flexible ways to keep up with all of the positive steps you took during our Virtual Addiction Treatment Program.
Learn more about Continuing Care.
Belonging to a community that fosters continued learning, growth, and service to others is an integral part of recovery. Renascent’s alumni community does just that as they are committed to fostering a safe social, educational, and spiritual network, which facilitates a lifetime of recovery.
Renascent alumni workshops, social events, and our weekly recovery newsletter (TGIF), offer alumni year-round opportunities to learn, grow, and make friends.
Learn more about Alumni Care.
Successful Addiction Treatment
I am a recent graduate of the VIT Program at Renascent and I’m so happy to be able to tell my story. I am what some have called a “High Bottom”. I was struggling with alcohol, but I also have a job that I can’t leave for weeks at a time. I needed help… but I needed it on a schedule that would work for my situation.
The outpatient program scared me, but it was my only choice at the time. I admitted I was powerless and I jumped in with both feet. The first day was scary – absolutely. But within minutes in the group, I was comfortable. I really love how the program is structured with the rolling enrollment. So, on my first day, I had “veterans”, and “new” people who were only a day or two ahead of me. That mix – is key.
This program has meant a lot to me. It has set me up for success and I’m positive the Continuing Care will maintain that momentum. The counsellors were all really good too. Thank you to the whole team – it’s a well oiled machine!
Stephen – Virtual Intensive Treatment Program Alumni
“Renascent was there when I needed them the most in my life – when I was overlooking what I was doing to myself and others around me. It took me to hit rock bottom to reach out and I was very glad to have Renascent direct me in the direction that I continue to need for a long term recovery.”
Bill – Virtual Intensive Treatment Program Alumni
“I was given a second chance with Renascent – which transformed my life. The Virtual Intensive Treatment Program helped me understand and process my experiences, gave me connections to others who understood what I was going through, and provided tools to help me abstain from drinking while remaining home.
This was my first time participating in any type of virtual setting and I was pleased by how engaging it was. The counsellors were welcoming and I was amazed at how quickly we all bonded. I am so grateful for my journey with Renascent, as being sober gives me a whole new perspective on life. I am a different person now.”
Pat – Virtual Intensive Treatment Program Alumni
“I completed the virtual outpatient program this past summer, after trying two other residential programs in the last year. The Virtual Intensive Treatment Program allowed me to build a community-based recovery program while receiving expert individual and group counselling. Some of the counsellors were in recovery and all understood the unique nature of this disease. They were skilled in their role as counsellors, as well as compassionate. They were adept in navigating online video group sessions and made full use of the benefits of this technology. I felt that my privacy was completely protected and secure. Because it was a virtual program, I could bring new or ongoing life issues to the program in real time and receive on the spot advice to help me resolve them. Today I am happy and live a fulfilling life. My family and I thank you for the life-altering treatment you have provided.”
Raj – Virtual Intensive Treatment Program
Learn more about our Virtual Continuing Care program or talk to one of our counsellors to see if it’s the right program for you.
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