If you’ve tried to stop drinking or using before. If you worked the steps and did the counselling and you promised your partner. If you said, ‘Just one drink.’ Or one hit. Or one more game. And you meant it, keep reading.
At Emergo, we recognize that addictions is a ‘brain thing.’ So, we start by focusing on that part of you that most programs don’t—the brain—and we move forward. Quickly.
No drugs. No group therapy. No steps. No more shame.
What we know, and what the American Society of Addiction Medicine knows, is that “Addiction is a chronic brain disease, not just bad behaviour or bad choices.”
This isn’t about willpower. This is about brain power. We’ll say it again: It’s not your fault.
We love how Lee Gerdes, founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies, puts it: “Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, shopping, eating, gambling or sex, an individual’s need for a particular substance is driven by brain function. Addictions…are a craving that comes directly from an imbalanced brain that is seeking the substance or the action to balance itself out.”
Balance—a cornerstone of our recovery centre. Unlike other addiction treatment programs, Emergo focuses on helping you recover by:
Instead of steps or faith-based programming, our approach to addiction treatment employs the science-based SMART Recovery®.
In addition to giving you coaching and support based on the tenets of Smart Recovery’s® unique and empowering approach to addiction recovery, Emergo offers an integrative, gentle and effective path to recovery.
As you may well know, it’s typical for people with addictive behaviour to experience relapses and remission. Without effective treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction can progress and result in worsening health issues, legal issues, relationship issues and even premature death.
Our residential treatment and wellness program helps save families because it’s not like other recovery programs. From focusing on nurturing the brain and involving the family to tailored programming and paleo-organic meals, we leave nothing to chance and everything to science.
Our private residential recovery and wellness centre helps men, women and young adults suffering from a range of addictions, including: