Focus on Mental Health

It is very common for those who struggle with addiction to also have co-occurring mental health challenges such as depression, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder or post traumatic stress disorder. To maximize our patients’ potential for lifelong recovery, addiction treatment at Harmony fully integrates assessment and care for co-occurring mental health issues.

OUR SPECIALISED PERSPECTIVE
Harmony’s mental health clinicians are highly sophisticated at differentiating the effects of addiction and mental health conditions – what is related to chemical use, what is a residual effect of chemical use, and what are stand-alone metal health issues. Our staff includes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. We partner with referring physicians, mental health practitioners, and family counsellors to help inform patient care.

TODAY’S MOST EFFECTIVE PRACTICES
Treatment is tailored to address the patient’s specific needs, with one-to–one sessions with a mental health professional available as often as daily, if needed. Harmony utilizes the most current evidence-based addiction treatment therapeutic practices including Twelve Step Facilitation, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In addition, Harmony patients benefit from many other therapeutic approaches including biofeedback, pain management, lifestyle balance, stress management, and insight therapies.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Many medications are not safe for people in recovery because they may trigger relapse. However, there are many safe medications that can help to support recovery. Harmony psychiatrists fully understand the challenges of medication usage in recovery and provide patients with expert medication management in treatment and recovery.

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