CAD program -
The Community Alcohol and Drug Program is based on a 12-Step model of recovery from chemical dependency. The connection between the residential treatment and community recovery programs is an essential feature of CAD.
The CAD program is divided into two phases.
Phase 1 – Intensive Phase: Residents engage in a six program week period consisting of full-time in-house programming, individual meetings with counsellors and community engagement. Participants are required to attend group sessions in the morning and afternoon as well as a daily period of self-study. Attendance at five North Shore community recovery meetings is mandatory. The objective is to immerse the resident in the local recovery community and acquire a local sponsor that meets the program requirements.
Residents in Phase 1 are expected to take part in all program activities.
Phase 2 – Participants will learn to balance recovery components including minimal three community recovery meetings, regular weekly meetings with their counsellor, and continue their written step work with gainful employment/educational upgrading – post secondary and/or volunteer opportunities. Participants need to seek employment, schooling or volunteer work as part of the maintanence phase criteria of creating and sustaining balance..
Residents apply increasing autonomy throughout the program while continuing to actively participate in 12 step recovery and maintain an open dialogue with house counsellors.
Similar to the in-house CAD program. Day CAD offenders reside outside St. Leonard’s CRF but participate either travelling to St. Leonard’s daily or connecting virtually when travelling is not possible. Day CAD participants are typically waiting for a residential bed to become available at St. Leonards’ CRF.
One to one Substance Abuse Counselling -
Individuals that have completed CAD or DayCAD may consider continuing one-to-one counselling with their counsellor upon referral from their parole officer. Structured and intensive meetings assist clients in a better understanding of the skills, knowledge and methodologies needed to successfully reintegrate