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Improving the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and substance misuse by establishing the goal of long-term recovery.
Remnant House utilizes the Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). With more than thirty years of research and development, this 12-week evidenced based program offers a comprehensive, individualized approach to recovery.
Our program addresses five core clinical areas within five components: Individual and Conjoint Sessions, Early Recovery Skills Group, Relapse Prevention Group, Family Education Group, and Social Support Group. There is also an educational component available for patients using Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
It is not necessary for every individual experiencing alcohol and substance misuse to attend an inpatient facility. An Intensive Outpatient Program, such as what we offer at Remnant House, allows patients to conveniently continue with their daily responsibilities while beginning their journey of recovery
Upon completion of the program, patients are given the opportunity to join a fellowship that assists and supports their aftercare journey.
Individual & Conjoint Sessions
Offered throughout the program are one-hour weekly sessions with a counsellor. Patients may invite significant others or support persons to attend these sessions.
Early Recovery Skills Group
This group meets twice weekly during the first four weeks of treatment. Meetings are approximately 90-minutes in length and teach patients the basic skills they need to achieve initial sobriety. Patients are introduced to cognitive behavioral interventions, as well as learn about 12-step support and other spiritual or self-help involvement.
Should patients become unstable during treatment or experience a lapse, they are encouraged to return to the Early Recovery Group anytime during the 12-week program.
This group meets twice weekly after Early Recovery Skills Group. These 24 meetings are approximately 90-minutes in length and continue for the duration of the 12-weeks of treatment. The sessions are designed to assist patients in maintaining abstinence by providing information, support, and guidance as they proceed through recovery.
Social Support Group
This group is ongoing and meets weekly. Various topics are discussed relating to family and addictions. Patients may continue with this group after completion of the program as they become part of the Remnant House fellowship.
This is an open group that covers a diverse range of topics including: mindfulness, 12-Step Recovery, co-occurring disorders, anger management, life skills, relationships, PTSD, trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression.
Family Education Group
This group meets once a week, Wednesday. Patients and family members come together in sessions designed to be interactive. Three videos are included which are used for topic discussions.
Meet Our Founders
Dave Aitken received both his Bachelor and Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. He has also completed a two-year Addictions Care worker Diploma from McMaster University.
Dave has gained crucial clinical experience through many organizations such as the John Howard Society, Salvation Army, Brentwood Recovery Home, Withdrawal Management Services, Transitional Stability Centre, and the Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT). Dave further lends his expertise as a facilitator for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). Dave has also been on a personal journey of recovery for over 30 years.
Mary Anne Aitken
Mary-Anne Aitken assists in the daily operations of Remnant House, as well as facilitating the IOP 12-week Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. She has many years of experience in assisting 12-Step recovery support groups and is also a facilitator with NAMI.
Facilitator / Wellness Coach
Adua facilitates the IOP 12-week Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, and as a Wellness Coach Adua works with clients to determine their problem areas, identify obstacles, and create a plan to achieve their health and wellness goals. Adua helps to keep clients motivated and on track to overcome challenges. Adua has also been on a personal journey of recovery for over 10 years.
Get in Touch
2085 Talbot Rd (Highway 3),
Oldcastle, ON, N0R 1L0
Please Note: Remnant House Is Located Between Greenlawn Memorial & Walker Rd, (SAME SIDE AS GREENLAWN MEMORIAL)
Interested in Joining the Program?
For client convenience, we offer two programs through the day. Our daytime program is available to the public from 9am to 12pm. Our evening program is open from 6pm to 9pm. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 clients, ensuring that we provide the best treatment possible for each individual.
Our program allows open enrollment. This means a patient can enter the program at any week during the 12-week treatment period but must complete all sessions to graduate.
We accept all employee assistance programs.
We also accept e-transfers via
You can pay for the 12-week intensive outpatient program via Paypal
We accept Debit and all major Credit Cards.
Interested in Volunteering?
Remnant House is supported by a system of volunteers that offer encouragement to those attending the 12-week recovery program.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact our team for more information on how you can get involved.
Once clients have completed the program, they are given the opportunity to become part of a fellowship that allows them to attend follow-up meetings.