Northeast Addiction and Mental Health (NAM) Centre for Holistic Recovery

AB - Calgary Zone

Northeast Addiction and Mental Health (NAM) Centre for Holistic Recovery

AB - Calgary Zone

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Northeast Addiction and Mental Health Centre for Holistic Recovery (NAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing integrated addiction treatment that is evidence-based and trauma-focussed. Our director is Dr. Gill who is a board-certified addiction medicine specialist with advanced training in several forms of psychotherapy to augment the existing treatment programs available.

Complex trauma and addiction are intimately linked. Complex trauma typically involves a series of negative events together with wounds of attachment. Typically, patients with complex trauma will manifest a myriad of symptoms like treatment resistant anxiety, depression, and a variety of other obsessions, in addition to addiction. We help patient’s address these by taking an interdisciplinary team-based approach that involves multiply modalities of treatment.

Our Centre uses the trauma reprocessing techniques such as EMDR and attachment focused therapies to work through these “roadblocks”, in conjunction with recovery coaching towards a self therapy practice that consists of the 3Cs. These involves:

  • Connecting to Self (such as spiritual practices, journaling, meditation, yoga);
  • Connecting to others (such as attending 12 step meetings, using peer support groups, volunteering,), and
  • Committing to Daily Practice (connecting to self and others in a meaningful way on a regular basis).

Selected NAM Services
One on one appointments
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Medical management
  • Trauma focused psychotherapy
  • Addiction counselling and coaching
  • Peer support

Group Therapy

Connect to self Workshop

  • Every Monday and Friday, 12pm – 1pm
  • Focuses on the crucial techniques that patients can use to manage their stress levels, connect with themselves and increase awareness around block. Examples of activities include facilitator-led meditations, guided journaling and mindfulness practices.

Family Group

  • Every Monday, 5pm – 6:30pm.
  • Facilitated support group for family and friends of those struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

Men’s Group

  • Every Tuesday, 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Facilitated support groups that provides a safe environment for patients to openly share their experiences of addiction and mental health.

Women’s Group

  • Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Facilitated support groups that provides a safe environment for patients to openly share their experiences of addiction and mental health.

Imaginal Nurturing/Mapping Workshop

  • Every Wednesday, 5pm – 6:30pm
  • Workshop that combines the modalities of Imaginal Nurturing and Parts Mapping to enable patients to increase their awareness of ego states and attachment injury in order to develop a more secure relationship with oneself.

Punjabi Men’s Group

  • Every Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • Facilitated support group that provides a safe environment for Punjabi Men to openly share their experiences in a culturally sensitive setting.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The IOP is an experiential learning program focused on holistic recovery from addiction, mental health issues and negative coping. IOP 1 is titled Introduction to Recovery and IOP 2 is called Foundations of Recovery. This second IOP builds on the themes discussed in IOP 1.

Over the course of the two programs, participants get the opportunity to learn about common elements of holistic recovery and practice a wide variety of techniques that can be used to increase awareness, decrease stress and help them move through blocks that have caused them to become stuck.

  • IOP 1 – Introduction to Recovery consists of 5 standalone modules of around 3 hours each, which can be completed in the same week (Monday – Friday) or in a modular style over a number of weeks. It is offered virtually 2 times per month from 11am-2pm.
  • IOP 2 – Foundations of Recovery consists of 5 consecutive days (Monday – Friday) of around 6 hours each, completed in the same week. It is offered in person once a month and runs from 10:30am – 4:30pm.
LENS Neurofeedback
  • EEG biofeedback.
  • The brain communicates internally via electrical impulses called brain waves which occur at different frequencies in the brain. LENS Neurofeedback uses technology (a computerized system) to “speak” directly to the brain. This communication is similar to holding a mirror up to the brain and allowing it to “see itself”.
  • Once the brain is presented with this new information it will make necessary changes using what is referred to as neural plasticity. LENS works to lift suppression in the brain allowing the brain to be more flexible and function more optimally
  • Helps clear negative inner dialogue and widen perspective, allowing our intrinsic personality to emerge.
Personalized Recovery Program
  • Walk in day program
  • Semi structured, with scheduled daily activities, as well as a personalised element that focuses on goals identified by the patient.
  • Activities include group meetings, peer support, physical activity such as yoga, as well as arts and crafts.
  • Social work engagement such as career guidance/job searching and help liaising with external agencies.
Supportive Living
  • Currently one facility focused on housing Punjabi men struggling with addiction and unstable housing.
  • Current capacity of 6.
  • Patients enrolled into the Personalized Recovery Program


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