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Crossroads Centre
Drug and Alcohol Recovery Homes

Address: 580 North Algoma Street, Wing H
Mailing address: Box 21116
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 8A7
Phone: (807) 622-2730
Fax: (807) 622-7587

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Post-treatment Services

Services provided:

Safe alcohol and drug free environment

Transitional skills

Peer support group

One-to-one counselling:
Clients meet with their primary counsellors on a weekly basis to discuss progress toward personal goals and current issues and concerns and to work towards and review the mutually agreed upon recovery plan.

Group programming

Groups available:

Relapse Prevention:
Relapse prevention focuses on recognizing the warning signs of possible relapse and learning about early intervention. Clients reflect on their own experiences and triggers and develop a relapse prevention plan and support network. Clients also learn about post acute withdrawal and how it relates to early recovery and relapse prevention.

Life Skills:
Lifeskills provides clients the opportunity to develop positive relationships with their peers through group participation and sharing. By identifying healthier strategies for managing daily living, clients practice new skills and techniques within the group. Topics in the lifeskills program includes assertiveness, relationships, communication, health and wellness and self-esteem.

Problem Solving:
Problem solving assists clients in developing new ways to approach and address difficult situations. The group will discuss specific solutions to common problems, as well as providing the skills necessary to effectively problem solve. Clients will learn how to define a problem, consider all information, recognize what is missing from the information, identify assumptions and develop a comprehensive list of alternatives and select a course of action. As well, clients will be able to understand the potential consequences, both health and unhealthy of their choice.

In recreation, clients will learn various positive alternatives to alcohol/drugs and will be exposed to different recreational activities. Many recreational options are available to the general public which are no/low cost, which clients can access independently. The goal of recreation is for clients to show an increase in wellness and self esteem through program participation. All recreational activities are safe and noncompetitive and encourage the development of new interests, strengths and hobbies.

Handling Stress:
Handling stress teaches clients to identify stress within their lives and gives them basic tools to deal with the stress. Clients will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and the related health/mental health consequences and will learn ways to reduce stress that are practical, affordable and realistic.

Step Skills:
In group, clients will learn about different aspects of 12 step program, including powerlessness, sponsorship, the Big Book, honesty and daily inventories. Step Skills also illustrates how the steps would be useful in other aspect of client’s lives.

Anger Management:
The anger management program is based upon the principles of relapse prevention. In group, client will learn about anger, aggression and intimidation, and ways to develop new and healthy coping mechanisms. Topics include anger turned inward, anger turned outward, sources of anger, impacts of anger on self and others, assertiveness and the anger management plan.

How to apply:

To qualify for post-treatment services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Alcohol and drug free for five (5) days

  • Completed a short-term treatment program in the past year

  • Willing to comply with the Terms of Residency

  • Have a current addictions assessment

    If you would like to apply, please call our office to obtain an application package or download one from this website and fax it in. Once we review your application, our Intake Worker will contact you to discuss your application. The intake interview can take place in person or over the phone. A decision on your application will usually be made during your intake interview and you will be provided with a letter of acceptance.
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