At Garuda Centre, we utilize the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model (BPSS) and focus on behavioral medicine. We see people, not patients. We have created an economical, small batch, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that is a syncretism of evidence-based wisdom traditions and modern addiction treatment, it is called Ki Method®. Our method has aspects of Advanced Group Process, Attachment Theory, Somatic-Psychotherapy, Kundalini Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation + Martial Arts.
The backbone of our community-based Behavioral Medicine Aftercare Programs (BMAP) is Group Medical Visits. Our program is designed for adults (19+) who are capable of participating in a rigorous outpatient program that meets for 3-months, 3-days per week for 3-hrs per day. The program is not suitable for everyone and will challenge participants physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
A 3-month commitment with a stable/sober living environment is a prerequisite for our program. Applicants must have been through a medical detox/residential rehab program or equivalent (as assessed and documented by a Healthcare Professional). Applicants must also be a minimum of 30-days alcohol + substance free before applying. Check out our program brochure here.
The cost of our program varies depending on participants being covered by their extended healthcare benefits for addiction services and/or clinical counselling, or are First Nations Health Authority members (FNHA). MSP coverage for Group Medical Visits is dependent on a participant having a relevant diagnosis and the cost of our program is significantly less than the average cost of other IOPs. Please feel welcome to contact us for options and information.
Applicants must be willing and able to take part in a group setting and have a physician or nurse practitioner referral to ensure adequate support for any ongoing or new medical issues that arise during or after the program.
Garuda Centre is not a medical clinic. We do not have the capacity to provide primary care. We do not initiate or prescribe opiate agonist therapy (OAT). However, applicants who are already being prescribed OAT on a stable dose by another provider with the goal of either ongoing maintenance or a gradual taper (≥3month) will be considered.
Applicants with acute/severe mental health symptoms (e.g., psychosis, suicidality, active flashbacks etc), history of violent behaviours or other issues that would impair their participation or disrupt others in regular group activities are NOT APPROPRIATE REFERRALS. Please see referral form and criteria for eligibility. We welcome you to contact us with any additional questions.
Foundation | Transformation | Realization
“Commitment will dry up and die if you don’t nurture it. Commitment needs to have a constant flow behind it. Commitment has to be nurtured, renewed, and refreshed.” – Man to Man: A Journal of Discovery for the Conscious Man © KRI
We have created a safe, sacred + sober space for men to integrate and get grounded. We have a continuous intake process and our RAM program is 3-hours, 3-days per week for 3-months. Please see brochure for eligibility criteria and contact us for more info.
Mon 12:30pm-3:30pm, Wed + Fri @ 2-5pm
Foundation | Transformation | Realization
“We must examine our own nature, our hidden agendas, our need for control, and our worn-out patterns of communication – all the things that no longer work – and be willing to let it go – even when we don’t quite know how to do it differently yet.” – I Am A Woman: Creative, Sacred & Invincible © KRI
We have created a safe, sacred + sober space for women to integrate and get grounded. We have a continuous intake process and our RAW program is 3-hours, 3-days per week for 3-months. Please see brochure for eligibility criteria and contact us for more info.
Mon-Wed-Fri @ 9am-12pm
Community Aftercare Coaching is a unique service we are proud to feature. After rehabilitation and aftercare there comes life. An Aftercare Coach can help you make a plan, offer support, help you build community and give you the tools to navigate recovery, making successful healthy living possible and realistic.