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Our Approach

Rideauwood is a specialist in community-based addiction treatment, education and prevention services.

Our more than 15 comprehensive programs support youth, young adults, adults and families impacted by problematic substance use, gambling, gaming and other technology use.

We recognize that problematic substance use, addiction and related mental health issues are complex and that individuals need to choose the support options that are best for their unique situations.

We use evidence-based, clinical best practices which are tailored to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients.

Trauma-informed care principles guide Rideauwood counsellors who work with each individual to develop a personalized recovery plan that may including reducing use, using safely or abstaining from use.

Our approach involves adaptation, collaboration and compassion. We listen and respond to our clients with the greatest of respect and consideration.


“When you come to Rideauwood, you are listened to and respected. You aren’t judged.”

– Alumni, Rideauwood

Rideauwood partners with

During COVID-19, Rideauwood has partnered with other agencies through CounsellingConnect to help youth, young adults and adults who are dealing with substance use issues, or other problematic behaviour such as gambling and gaming or supporting a friend/family member who is. If you are interested in a single session to explore these issues, help is just a click away.