Helix Recovery

Ground-breaking program for
the treatment of substance abuse and addiction.

Our Approach

At Helix Healthcare Group, we look beyond the addiction. Although destructive habits may first bring someone into treatment, it is rarely the primary issue. For this reason, it is extremely difficult to stop the cycle of addiction through willpower or sheer determination alone. In fact, that very thinking can perpetuate a sense of failure.

As Dr. Gabor Maté once said, we should ask “not why the addiction, but why the pain?”. That’s why we ask the right questions. We help you to understand the driving forces behind your addictive behaviours, actions and habits. By working through held trauma, emotional wounds, and physical imbalances, we help you transition into recovery and achieve a better quality of life. Through leading-edge therapies, integrative medicine and mind-body techniques, we create change from within.

The Benefits of Our Boutique Treatment Facility

As soon as you enter our addiction treatment centre in Toronto, you will know that you have taken the step towards lasting recovery. The many benefits of our program include:

Lasting Results

Out-patient care offers many advantages over residential treatment. When a client participates in a program and resides overnight at the same facility, they can experience a ‘safety bubble’. For many, this affects their ability to deal with their addiction in the context of their everyday lives. The threat of maladjustment after leaving residential treatment may seriously hinder any prospects for long-term recovery and increase their changing of returning to old, destructive habits. Our addiction treatment centre is equipped to deal with clients on an out-patient basis – from as little as 1-2 hours a week for aftercare, up to 15 hours a week for more intensive support. Our process enables clients to gain valuable tools that they can use in their day-to-day activities as they begin this new chapter of their lives.

Time With Loved Ones

With flexible scheduling and customized programming, we will work around your needs so that you don’t have to take unnecessary time away from your work, home and family. Our programs also incorporate family and relational work to ensure that the individuals closest to you can both receive, and provide, the support that is needed to continue along the path to recovery.

Less Time Away

Our programs excel in striking a healthy balance between safety, integrity, and integration. At our addiction treatment centre, we work closely with our clients to deepen their understanding of their addiction and then practice dealing with triggers in their daily lives. Clients then return to discuss specific challenges with the therapeutic team and address any problems that may arise. In doing so, we teach our clients to live a sober and satisfying life while engaged in their day-to-day activities and relationships.

Lower Costs

Not only do our tailor-made solutions enable our clients to remain in the comfort of their home city while getting the treatment they need, our intensive outpatient program is significantly less expensive than traditional residential care. Beyond that, our clients benefit from more individual and less group therapy sessions than any other addiction treatment center in Canada.

Experience The Difference

Helix rRecovery Approach
Traditional Approach
Individualized approach with a focus on one-on-one therapy
Dependence on group therapy sessions
Believes it’s possible to rewire the brain, re-write old destructive patterns, and break free from the cycles of addiction
Believes that addiction is disease-based and incurable
Views every client as whole and complete, regardless of the stage of recovery they are in
Uses labels such as addict, alcoholic or diseased
Successful treatment is about self-realization. By working through held trauma, emotional wounds and physical imbalances, we offer clients a guided path to a more balanced life
Successful treatment is about “overpowering” addiction through willpower and sheer determination
Non-religious, however accepts and respects all personal beliefs and customs
Religious affiliation incorporated and mandated in treatment
Implements a tailor-made program with individualized therapeutic care
One size-fits-all program, regardless of specific recovery needs and circumstances
Four levels of aftercare support customized to meet your needs
Limited or infrequent aftercare support options
Empowers you with tools to recreate your life with confidence
Teaches you that you are powerless over your addiction
Uses a multi-faceted therapeutic approach with neuropsychology, mindfulness techniques and body-oriented therapies
Therapeutic approach based on Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT)
Family work is integrated into the recovery process for optimal and long-term healing
Limited or optional family involvement
Addresses the underlying trauma and pain behind the destructive behaviour(s)
Treats the addiction as the primary problem
Groups are led by licensed professionals with hundreds of hours of therapeutic experience
Groups often led by unlicensed individuals with only personal experience

“The road to recovery starts with asking for help.
At Helix Healthcare Group, you don’t have to do it alone.
You will have a team beside you, every step of the way.”

Jefferson Ribout, Director of Addiction Services