At Together We Can, we are an organization that services each and every need our client might have. Whether it’s medical, therapeutic, detoxification, counselling, dietary, spiritual, psychological, or anything else, we are able to provide the care people need. Each week, we have a General Practitioner who focuses on Addiction Medicine, as well as a Psychiatrist, come and do a clinic at our Main Centre.
By 2019, as addiction medicine evolved, so did the needs of our clients. It became increasingly obvious that many of our clients required specific care that would be best provided by an Addiction Specialist. Addiction Specialists are Medical Doctors who have completed additional years of schooling to specialize in the field of addiction.
To deliver industry-leading service and continuum of care to our clients, we sought out a partnership with a prominent Medical Clinic.
OUR PARTNER: ROYAL OAK ADDICTION MANAGEMENT CLINIC
As an organization that has been steadily growing in the Vancouver community for over 25 years, it made sense to enter a service-enhancing partnership with Royal Oak Clinic, a premier Addiction Medicine Practice. Although we operate in different spheres, ours being inpatient treatment and theirs is outpatient medicine, our philosophies are largely aligned; both organizations are committed to delivering lasting results for the clients/patients we serve, ultimately allowing them to live their best lives. Both TWC and ROC have been stalwarts in the British Columbian community that they share, and the fact that we are mere minutes away from each other makes the connection a perfect fit. The impact of both organizations will be significantly enhanced as a result of our partnership.
Founded in 2007 and lead by Dr. Jay Wortman, the staff of 2 Medical Office Assistants, Counsellor, Social Support Worker, 9 Physicians and 3 Psychiatrists has been playing a significant role in curbing the effects of addiction for those who struggle with it. Serving locally in Vancouver, with 2 additional affiliated clinics, Pacific Oak and Valley Oak, Royal Oak Clinic has been at the leading edge of curbing the opioid epidemic that is ubiquitous in Canada. With full-service care available through BC’s Medical Services Plan (MSP), they are able to help anyone with coverage at no additional charge. To stay at the forefront, ROC is continually optimizing their care and adhering to the best practices of the Addiction Treatment Industry.
By partnering with a local clinic that is constantly being recognized as a leader in the field, Together We Can has positioned our clients to not only receive appropriate help while under our care, but to have access to a full-range continuum of care going forward. Connecting with a practice that is using the latest methods and technology will allow our clients to spend less time off campus, all the while maintaining the same high level of care. Secure videoconference technology will enable our clients to spend more time in group and less time on the road an in waiting rooms.
Royal Oak’s Mission: to provide a safe, caring, and therapeutic encironment for those suffering from addiction disorders. We are committed to improving the lives of individuals living with the effects of addiction through the provision of a range of harm reduction and supportive treatment modalities.
What is a sober coach?
A sober coach provides consistent personalized care guided by sober-living principles within a mentoring relationship. Sober coaching is seen as a valuable tool and harm reduction protocol. A coach helps people who are in the early stages of their recovery to feel supported; they receive guidance from someone who understands their challenges.
How can having a sober coach affect long-term sobriety?
Sober coaching supports long-term sobriety by providing personalized tools for sober living. Goals of the sober coaching relationship include conflict management practices using real-life scenarios, a spectrum of healthy coping and self-care strategies, building confidence and self-esteem over time, and empowering clients to find the value and motivation to live the life they seek.
What type of individual may see great benefits from having a sober coach?
Individuals who struggle with chronic relapse, and those who want guidance, direction and accountability often see great benefits from working with a sober coach. People who struggle with finding the motivation necessary to live a sober life; as well as, people who want additional support outside of the recovery community may find that a sober coach really helps them move forward in their recovery.
*Sober coaches are available on a case by case basis for a fee.
FACILITATING CHANGES – A PREFERRED AFFILIATE
Founded by Marc Dube, a man who has been intimately involved with the operations at Together We Can since 2014, Facilitating Changes is a premier health and wellness services provider. With goals that match and philosophies that intertwine, the relationship between our two organizations has been one of seamless give and take.
Who They Are
Facilitating Changes is a tight-knit team of like-minded individuals with one primary purpose: lending a helping hand to men and women who are down, and providing a platform to get back to living their best life. Located in New Westminster, but able to serve their clients wherever required, the staff at FC are always ready to go above and beyond to ensure they succeed.
- Sober Coaching
- Life Coaching
- Reporting & Case Management
To learn more about Facilitating Changes, visit their website here.
CANAM INTERVENTIONS – A PREFERRED AFFILIATE
It’s easy to recognize the negative impact addiction has on the individuals in our community, and on society as a whole. We believe that it is absolutely vital that people be offered a viable way out. That’s where organizations like CanAm Interventions come in. CEO Patti Pike ICADC, CIP and her team have been facilitating lasting change for people suffering from alcohol or drug addiction since their founding.
Who They Are
CanAm Interventions has a team of certified interventionists and addiction specialists for the treatment of addiction and complex mental health issues. For families or individuals facing a crisis or ongoing issue, they are a safe place to turn for advice, action and ongoing care.
- Sober Coaching
- Crisis Management
- Ongoing & Aftercare
- Case Management
To learn more about CanAm, visit their website here.
HEARTQUEST – A PREFERRED AFFILIATE
In the world of drug and alcohol addiction recovery, we all share a primary purpose: to help those afflicted navigate the difficult path of a journey to recovery. As a result of our common approach, shared values, similar timeline and synchronized approaches; HeartQuest is Together We Can – Addiction Recovery & Education Society’s preferred affiliate for all outside counselling, testing, monitoring and training.
Who they are
HeartQuest is a premier substance abuse service provider in Vancouver, BC. They provide treatment and recovery solutions for British Columbians suffering from substance abuse. Established in 1996, and led by their CEO Cory Wint MA, ICADC, they provide their clients with a tailor-made viable path forward; just like TWC. HeartQuest recognizes that Alcoholism and Drug Addiction are chronic, progressive diseases that if left unchecked always prove costly, and sometimes even deadly.
- Drug & Alcohol Testing
- Substance Abuse Medical Monitoring
- Court and SAP Services
- Workplace Drug & Alcohol Training
To learn more about HeartQuest, visit their website here.
PACIFIC INTERVENTIONS & RECOVERY SOLUTIONS INC
With longstanding ties at the top of Together We Can and Pacific Interventions’ leadership core, the relationship that exists is one that spans many years. With services that are complementary rather than at odds, we believe that clients who use either organization would benefit from using the other as well. With a focus on meticulously crafted addiction services, Pacific Interventions delivers quality and lasting results for their clients, which is exactly what TWC sets out to do for each man we help.
Who they are
Pacific Interventions is a top outpatient alcohol & drug addiction treatment service that is led by their founder and CEO, Jeffrey Norell, CCAC. By utilizing their highly specialized and dynamic addiction intervention approach, which was crafted using scientific and evidence-based strategies, they are able to custom tailor a unique and specific path for each client depending on his or her individual needs. Their mission is driven by their desire to provide every client with the necessary therapy, recovery tools and support they need to build a life free from addiction.
- Sober Coaching
- Outpatient Addiction Treatment
- Free Consultation
- Family Therapy
- Workplace Drug & Alcohol Training
To learn more about Pacific Interventions, visit their website here.
How can an interventionist help?
Helping someone who is struggling with addiction can be a difficult process. One of the challenges facing family members is how to motivate their loved one to seek treatment, as the idea of change can be intensely frightening for someone in active addiction.
The emotional turmoil and possibly volatile nature of these situations demands the presence of a dedicated professional who can remain calm and facilitate a successful outcome.
We encourage family members to engage the services of a certified interventionist to initiate appropriate changes in the life of someone struggling with addiction.
*Intervention services are available for a fee.
Craig Fluter, CCAC, CCCS
Certified Addictions Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor/Interventionist
Craig Fluter is a program facilitator and interventionist who has been an active member of the Vancouver recovery community since 2005. He earned his Addictions Counselling Diploma from VCC and holds a CCAC designation as a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CACCF)
Linda Lane Devlin – CIP, ICADC, CCAC, CCCS
Addiction Intervention Specialist
Linda is a Board Registered Interventionist who has conducted many successful Interventions. She is a long-standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor through ICRC and Certified Intervention Profession CIP through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.
For more information please contact us.