All Rideauwood Programs
Substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues affect individuals and families. That’s why Rideauwood offers many, comprehensive programs for youth, young adults, adults, parents and families.
Youth and Young
Rideauwood’s School-Based Program offers students prevention, education, and treatment to address substance use, behavioral addictions or mental health issues in and out of school. It is provided to English Language High Schools and Senior Elementary Schools in Ottawa. Students from any school board may also access this program at our Parkdale site.
Substance Use Program
Rideauwood’s Substance Use program is for Youth and Young Adults who are facing challenges in their life including substance use, behavioural addictions or mental health issues. Our services are offered in multiple geographical locations and provide program participants with education, comma, individual and group counselling.
The Youth Justice Program is for Youth and Young Adults who are in conflict with the law and who are struggling with substance use, behavioural addictions or mental health issues. Our services are offered in multiple geographical locations and provide program participants with education, individual and group counseling.
This program is for pregnant or parenting youth (12-25) and their children, who are experiencing difficulties related to substance use, behavioural addictions or mental health issues.
Participants in this program receive counselling and education so they can feel empowered to set goals for healthy pregnancy and parenting.
Through this program, Rideauwood provides immediate prevention, education, and counselling services for people with opioid-related and other urgent substance use issues.
This out-patient treatment program is for people who are struggling with substance use and who wish to live a substance-free lifestyle.
Choices and Change
Rideauwood offers this program for adults who wish to learn how to moderate their substance use in ways that are safe for them.
This program offers prevention, education, and treatment to individuals to address problem gambling. Through the program, they increase their understanding of the nature of gambling to see how it has affected their lives and the lives of others.
The Ottawa Drug
The Ottawa Drug Treatment Court (DTC) supports clients with substance use issues and that have been legally charged as a result. Participants receive treatment tailored to their needs while maintaining other obligations set by the Court.
Rideauwood partners with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to provide addiction-focused treatment services for clients who are homeless and have both substance use and mental health issues.
Parents and Family
This is a 2-evening program for family members, friends and support persons who are concerned about someone with substance use, behavioral addiction or mental health issue.
The Family Program
This program is a 13-week program for family members and support persons of people with substance use and behavioural addictions and mental health issues. The program includes 4 evening group sessions and a 4-day intensive portion followed by an 8 week after care session.
for Parents and Family
Through this program Rideauwood provides immediate prevention, education and counselling services for family members, parents and support persons of people with opioid related and other urgent substance use issues.
We offer support, counselling, and education for family members, parents and support persons of people who struggle with gambling.
ARCK Program (for Families,
Parents and Support Persons)
The ARCK Program offers 6 weeks of 2-hour group sessions and individual counseling. It provides information on addiction, communication skills, emotions, education, and setting healthy boundaries.
The Parent Program
Rideauwood offers a 13-week program for parents and support persons of people with substance use, behavioral addictions or mental health issues. After attending 4-evening group sessions, participants enter a 4-day intensive portion followed by an 8 week after care session.
Q: If I just want to explore issues of substance use, behavioral addictions, and mental health can I do that?
A: Yes you can.