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The S.T.A.R. Program

Stabilization Through Abstinent Remission For Drug, Alcohol and Behavioural Addications
Non-Residential Stabilization

The S.T.A.R. Program

Individuals who are stabilized and supported through early abstinence show better outcomes from core treatment. This occurs through an enhanced ability to engage the group process, resulting in greater retention of learning and increased growth and development.

Additionally, individuals who experience a lapse in recovery and who are quickly re-stabilized and supported through renewed abstinence show better long-term outcomes.

The S.T.A.R. Program is undertaken as a group process, allowing for peer input and support through early abstinent remission. The group dynamic helps facilitate individual insight around the process of addiction and recover, while providing education and support with respect to drugs, alcohol and behavioural addictions. Perticipants will gain understanding of the healthy components of recovery which include stress management, self-care, nutrition, exercise, sleep, hygiene, mutual support and relapse prevention.

The S.T.A.R. Program is offered as a day program and is immediately accessible through continuous intake. It consists of 9 modules running Monday, Wednesday and Friday on a three week rotation.






Who Benefits From a Stabilization Program?

The S.T.A.R. Program is designed to fill a missing link in treatment providing support to individuals in the most vulnerable stages of their recovery:

  • Individuals who are in the process of tapering towards abstinent recovery, off drugs, including prescriptions, and/or alcohol.

  • Individuals who have concurrent medical or psychiatric conditions which are impeding their attendance in primary treatment.

  • Individuals who are awaiting admission to primary treatment.

  • Individuals who express significant anxiety around attending primary treatment, which creates a barrier to a successful outcome.

  • Individuals who have completed primary residential treatment and are re-integrating into daily living in their home environment.

  • Individuals who have experienced a lapse in their recovery.


For more information, or to determine if the S.T.A.R. Program is right for you, please contact Sage at 604-558-0090