Admission Process

It is helpful to understand what the admission process entails, what to bring and what not to bring. At 1000 Islands Wellness, we understand that making the decision to seek help for your addiction is not easy. As such, we ensure that our patients are well informed, understand the steps and are ready to start their healing journey. Our Medical, Therapeutic and Program staff have world-class programs designed to provide a clear path to recovery. Each client’s medical history and situation is unique as are the treatment programs. Our number one priority is ensuring your well being and making sure you are properly assessed which is why upon arrival you will placed into medical care. Our Medical team and physicians will then supervise the client during the detox withdrawal process. Once the client is medically cleared from detoxification they are then transferred to their room. Each client will then be fully assessed by our Physician and a specific treatment plan will be customized based on the individual patient. From there our team of Therapeutic and Programming professionals take over to implement your recovery program:


To participate in the 1000 Islands Wellness, you must be:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Physically and medically stable to take part in treatment
  • Motivated to take part in your own recovery
  • Capable of self-care

Prior to admission to 1000 Islands Wellness, we conduct a confidential assessment in order to evaluate you or your loved one’s condition with regard to the addiction, physical health, emotional health, and ability to commit to treatment. In some cases, we may need to speak to your therapist or physician to create a proper treatment plan.

On Site Programming

Depending on the condition of each client arriving at our facility, the timing of the initial components of programming will vary and may include:

  • Facility Orientation
  • Thorough Medical Assessment
  • Assignment of Primary Counsellor
  • Assignment of Room or Bed
  • Treatment Plan Discussion between the Client, and Counselling Team.
  • Treatment Program for Aftercare
What to bring?

The following are a list of high priority items to bring with you:

High Priority

  • Photo ID (e.g. Drivers License, Approved School ID)
  • Government Issues Health Card
  • Medical & Prescription Coverage Cards (if applicable)
  • Prescribed Medication*
  • Over-the-counter medication and supplements.
  • A list of all medications with dosages and frequencies**
  • A list of all treating physicians, psychiatrics, along with phone numbers.

*in original containers, recommended to have your prescriptions filled to cover the duration of your stay.

** preferably printed from your pharmacy (if possible).

Personal Items

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Sweats, Sneakers, Shorts, T-shirt, Modest bathing suites fro recreation, exercise, and yoga.
  • Raincoat/umbrella for inclement weather
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Toiletries: make-up, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, shaving articles, hairdryer, straightener, etc.
  • Money and/or Debit/Credit Cards for incidentals (stored in secure lockup).
  • Wristwatch
  • Water bottle and travel coffee mug
  • MP3 Player (must not have a camera), headphones.
  • DVD’s – for use with the TV and DVD player in your assigned room.
  • 3 Ring Binder for Program Materials, pens, pencils, journals, stamps, etc.

Complimentary Laundry facility on site with detergent provided.

You will be able to do your own laundry as needed

Bedding and towels are also provided


  • Preferred Laundry Detergent, Dryer sheets
  • Ice Skates, snowshoes (winter)
  • Cigarettes – if you are a smoker.
What to leave behind?

The following are a list of items and belongings that are not allowed:

  • Suggestive, tight fitting clothing: jeggings, leggings, skinny jeans, skirts, clothing exposing cleavage, see-through garments, etc.
  • Clothing suggestive of or promoting alcohol or drug use, racism, sexism, pornography, or homophobia.
  • Electronic devices (tablets, cameras, laptops, camera enabled MP3 players)
  • Cologne or perfume – we are a scent free facility
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Valuables or jewelry
  • Expensive sunglasses or watches
  • Aerosols
  • Alcohol based products
  • Candles or oncense
  • Weapons
  • Electric blankets or heating pads

Please Note: Cell phones will be held in your own personal secure lock-up. You are not permitted to use them at the facility unless under supervision.

At 1000 Islands Wellness, we care about your unique circumstances, and aim at guiding you to the solutions that will facilitate long-term, successful recovery. Timing is a crucial factor in successful recovery, our goal is always to have our clients admitted on the same day as their pre-admission assessment.

As always, if you have any queries or concerns about something that you’d like to bring, please contact 1000 Islands Wellness for assistance.

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