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Purple Ribbon Campaign

Purple Ribbon Campaign. 

Family and friends gather the entire month of August to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. The purple ribbon acknowledges the grief felt and remembers those who have died. Wearing the purple ribbon signifies the loss of someone cherished and demonstrates support to those bearing a burden of grief. We are here to HELP YOU 💜 #kelburnrecoverycentre #purpleribboncampaign #overdoseawareness #drugoverdose #overdoseawarenessday #recoverycenter #recoveryispossible

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Winnipeg Wellness Expo 2019, RBC Convention Centre

Kelburn Mental Health & Addiction Centre would like to thank you all for taking time to visit our booth at Winnipeg Wellness Expo 2019, held at RBC Convention Centre, from Feb 15-17, 2019.

We are very excited about the large number of visitors to our booth. It was a fine opportunity to present our Services.

If you have any questions about Kelburn Mental Health & Addiction Centre, please feel free to contact us at 204-275-2111 or visit our website

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Kelburn Services

Kelburn Services

Kelburn Estates offers many services to help individuals with their substance abuse problems and any accompanying mental health concerns. Depending on the individual and their preferences, many recovery programs are offered.


Non-Medical Detox Program
Before recovery can begin, the addict needs to flush the harmful substance from his or her body and overcome any withdrawal symptoms that may accompany the sudden abstinence. The detoxification programs offered at Kelburn Estates help the patient find creative ways to stay away from drugs or alcohol, while developing a personalized treatment plan.


Inpatient Program
We offer inpatient, or residential, treatment programs for individuals who will benefit from 24 hour access to care and medical professionals. Inpatient programs have a lot of benefits, especially at our facility. Our team of professionals monitors each patient and is able to tailor a program depending on the needs of the guest. The program may include psycho-education sessions, yoga, addiction management therapy, swimming or other physical activity, and more. Further, our inpatient treatment program ensures the patient will be kept away from any temptation of drugs or alcohol during their recovery process.


Outpatient Program
Outpatient treatment programs allow the patient to maintain their day-to-day activities while receiving treatment, and are less costly than inpatient treatment programs. We work with each guest to develop a rehabilitation class schedule that will fit in with your other time commitments. Outpatient programs are particularly effective for individuals who are in the early stages of addiction.


Aftercare Recovery Program
Our aftercare program was created specifically for individuals who have just completed one of our recovery programs to mitigate the risk of relapse. Each program is personalized to the individual’s needs to ensure a successful recovery. Each program will help the individual reintegrate themselves into their world without drugs or alcohol, and will help the patient with strategies to stay away from drugs. Aftercare recovery programs are vital for long-term abstinence. Recent studies have found that within two years of recovery, there is an 85 percent chance of relapse.


Kelburn Estatesfocuses on creating individual recovery plans for every patient, no matter the method of treatment. Each treatment plan focuses on the physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual recovery of the patient to ensure a complete rehabilitation. Kelburn Estates works with each guest as a partner on the journey to recovery and keeps the guest involved in every stage of planning, reducing the risk of relapse upon completion of the treatment plan.


The multidisciplinary team of staff members ranges from specializing in emotion-focused therapy, to marriage and family counseling, to forensic psychiatric nursing – ensuring that everyone’s needs are fully addressed.

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drug addiction treatment

Revolutionary Research Psychiatrist Looks To Reinvent Drug Rehabilitation

Nora Volkow, a psychiatrist who revolutionized the science of addiction, has set her sights even further: addiction treatment.

Volkow was the first person to show the effects cocaine has on the brain. She has also used brain scanning tools to find the exact changes in the brain that addiction causes, as well as the physical abnormalities inherited by some people that make them more vulnerable to addiction. Her research has had major implications in the study of addiction as a whole; her brain scanning experiments pushed forward the notion that addiction is more than a lack of willpower.

Now, still pushing the limits, she has proposed that the same neural mechanisms behind cocaine and alcohol addiction are also responsible for eating disorders leading to obesity – namely the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for our decision-making abilities.

Volkow also discovered the abnormal functioning of the D2 receptor in the brains of addicts. In her research, she found that drug addicts have reduced numbers of the D2 receptor – which is responsible for determining how sensitive an individual is to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is associated with rewarding feelings and pleasure. This causes individuals with decreased numbers of D2 receptors to have improper functioning of their prefrontal cortex and have difficulty controlling their compulsive behavior, while also lessening their ability to find something rewarding or valuable.

This is where Volkow looks to apply her research to drug rehabilitation. Addicts with lower numbers of D2 receptors than the average person are much less sensitive to traditional reinforces such as money or food; they are only really interested in the drug, making detoxification and abstinence a difficult problem because only the drug is rewarding to them. In an ideal world, says Volkow, scientists would be able to develop a biochemical intervention that would be able to increase the number of D2 receptors in the brain, but this is not feasible in the near future.

Now, her main objective is to try and advance the science behind medications for drug addiction treatment. She believes that with the current knowledge we have, there should be a medication available that would help individuals overcome their addiction, however there has been push back from pharmaceutical companies who are not overly interested in that sort of development. To try and combat this, Volkow has partnered with some pharmaceutical companies. She hopes that her work will help change the negative associations some companies feel with develop should they work with addiction science.

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Inpatient Rehab Vs. Outpatient Rehab

Manitoba Alcohol Rehab

Alcoholism is an issue affecting many people across the province. If you have developed a dependency on alcohol or a drinking problem, understanding your treatment options is very important. Alcohol rehabilitation centers in Manitoba can offer you the medical treatment you need to overcome your addiction, as well as the social and psychological support to make the recovery process as easy as possible to ensure success..

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