Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Addiction Treatment Center

Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Addiction Treatment Center

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Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre OTTAWA, ON

Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects, Inc. OTTAWA ON

The Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre is a public facility offering help to men and women ages 16 and over who are struggling with substance abuse. The service operates 24/7 and is accessible to people with reduced mobility. The site and existing building were purchased, extensively expanded (7,600-square foot addition) and retrofitted to provide space adequate for growth and service improvement. The finished facility provides both short-term sobering and residential treatment spaces for men and women, as well as expanded meeting and counseling areas.

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The facility includes staff support areas, administrative area including board room, food services, and laundry. A CCTV system allows the facility to be monitored, and entrances and exits are electronically controlled. A secure outdoor area allows clients to get exercise and fresh air, and a designated area is available to smokers. Major improvements include:

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* Natural light

* Residential, calming finish selections

* Barrier-free and safety

* Dedicated admissions area

* Logical and efficient configuration of space

* Adequate room sizes and circulation

* Infection control

Project Category: New Construction & Remodel/Renovation

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