Who We Can Help
CHOICES provides a variety of treatment services for adolescents aged 13 to 19 years old who are harmfully involved with substances, gambling and or who have a concurrent disorder, which means a substance use problem and a mental health disorder at the same time. CHOICES provides a wide range of voluntary services from health promotion & prevention, community outreach, outclient clinical services, a day program and a provincial 24/7 inpatient treatment service. CHOICES utilizes a harm reduction approach where you can partner with your clinician around your treatment goals to reduce the harms associated with substance misuse.
What Happens in the Service
When you come to the CHOICES 24/7 Program, you will participate in a 8 week structured intensive treatment program that will help you build your skills, support educational goals, provide individual & family therapy, community integration and transition support back to your home, community and your school. You will attend the CHOICES Day program and continue with structured therapeutic activities and programming into the evening. The CHOICES 24/7 has a great recreation therapy program that includes experiential recreation, leisure sampling, an onsite gym, large recreation area, music room, art room and various private family rooms for you to spend time with family. You will have your own bedroom in a private and secure unit. The treatment team will be actively involved is supporting your progress throughout the 8 weeks and for 3 months after your discharge. You will begin your home visits after 2 weeks in program and then go home every weekend. After week 5, you will begin to transition back to your community and use your newly learned skills while spending more time in school and home. You will participate in family therapy session on Fridays and Mondays upon your return to CHOICES.
Read the program overview to learn more about CHOICES.
Unit 300, 2760 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, N.S., B3L 4E5
To find out if this program is the right service to meet your needs, call our Central Referral service at 902.464.4110 or toll free at 1.855.922.1122