GENERAL QUESTIONS 

Where are you located? 

We are located at 2 Victoria St. South, Thamesville, Ontario. This is midway between London and Windsor.

Do I need a referral? 

We accept self-referrals for private pay only. Referrals for funded treatment must come through an assessment and referral centre. 

What types of addiction does Westover treat?

Individuals with drug and/or alcohol addictions, as well as family members and friends affected by someone else’s addiction.

I don't have a car and can't get a ride. Are there other ways to get there?

Transportation can be arranged from London Withdrawal Management, Sarnia Withdrawal Management, and Windsor Withdrawal Management. Contact Stacey Losiak at 519-692-5110 or 1-800-721-3232 for more information.

Can you accommodate special diets?

We have limited ability to accommodate special diets, but we do provide well-balanced and nutritious meals. Considerations are made for diabetics and vegetarians with advanced notice.

Is there a dress code?

Clients must wear clothing that is appropriate to the philosophy of Westover Treatment Centre. Click here for a full dress code.

Are there medication restrictions?

All medications used in our programs must be in accordance with Westover Policy. There are certain restricted medications, which will be discussed upon program application. Click here for our medical guidelines.


Substance Dependence 

What are the goals of the program?

To provide a safe environment conducive to learning the recovery tools necessary to overcome the effects of substance dependence with continuous recovery support upon program completion.

How much does it cost?

The Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) funds 24 beds so there is no direct cost to Ontario residents. We have Private Pay beds available for eligible individuals who want an earlier intake. 

What do you do in the program?

Individuals are expected to participate in all aspects of the program including lectures, treatment-related videos, discussion sessions, one-on-one sharing with group members, and one-on-one counselling sessions with a Primary Counsellor. Along with these sessions, time is provided for exercise and relaxation.

What is the focus of the program?

The focus is primarily on recovery from substance dependence. Through various teaching approaches, clients learn what changes they can make in order to feel more in control of their lives and their addiction. We have sessions on communication, assertiveness, stress management, rational self-counselling, and anger management. We also assist clients in exploring their feelings, issues concerning boundaries, and encourage them to make healthy choices. Click here for more information on the Substance Dependence Program.

What are the intake requirements?

To register, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Assessment from referral agency as having a substance dependence problem
  • Demonstrate a commitment to make a lifestyle change
  • Ideally seeking first-time residential treatment

When can I come to Westover?

The Substance Dependence Program is usually booked four to six weeks in advance. We maintain a waiting list for an earlier intake in the event of a cancellation, or alternatively an earlier intake may be arranged on a private pay basis.

How long is the program and when does it start and finish?

The program is 19 days in length. A group is admitted each Monday at 9 a.m. and commences three weeks later on Friday by 3 p.m. 

Is it co-ed & what is the average group size? 

Groups are co-ed with seven to ten members.


Co-Dependence 

Am I Co-Dependent?

Review our checklist to see if you are co-dependent.

What are the goals of the program?

To provide a safe environment conducive to learning the recovery tools necessary to overcome the effects of substance dependence on the family with continuous recovery support upon program completion.

How much does it cost?

The Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) funds six co-dependence beds; therefore, there is no direct cost to residents living in Ontario. We have Private Pay beds available for eligible individuals who may wish an earlier intake.

What does a participant have to do in the program?

Individuals are expected to participate in all aspects of the program including lectures, treatment-related videos, discussion sessions, one-on-one sharing with group members, and a one-on-one counselling session with a primary counsellor. Along with these sessions, time is provided for exercise and relaxation.

What is the focus of the program?

The focus is primarily on self-esteem. Through various teaching approaches, clients learn what changes they can make in order to feel more at ease with themselves. We have sessions on communication, assertiveness, and anger management, as well as assisting clients in exploring their feelings, issues concerning boundaries, and encouraging them to make healthy choices.

What are the intake requirements?

To register an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Must feel he/she has been affected by someone else's substance dependence during their childhood or adult years
  • Must have a willingness and ability to make lifestyle changes
  • If in recovery from substance dependence, he/she must have a minimum of one year of continuous clean time prior to intake

When can I come to Westover?

The Co-Dependence Program is usually booked eight to 12 weeks in advance. We maintain a waiting list for an earlier intake in the event of a cancellation or an earlier intake can be arranged on a Private Pay basis.

How long is the program and when does it start and finish?

The program is six days in length. A group is admitted every other Sunday at 9 a.m. and commences the following Friday by 3 p.m. If you are coming from a distance contact, Pam Giles at pgiles@westovertreatmentcentre.ca to arrange a Saturday evening intake.

Can more than one family member come in at the same time?

Only one family member can attend at a time and may not attend if another family member is in the Substance Dependence program.

Is it co-ed and how many would be in my group?

Groups are co-ed (if admission into a single gender group is preferred please discuss with your intake counsellor prior to registration) and are generally six people, but we can accommodate up to eight.


Have more questions? Contact Westover today. Call us at 1-800-721-3232 or fill out the form below. 

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