1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre awarded gold standard for excellence in client care

1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre awarded gold standard for excellence in client care

1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre in Ontario is accredited by CARFFor immediate release

Aug 15, Toronto ON—1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre, under new management by Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres (CATC), has been awarded CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditation—the industry-leading quality standard for excellence in recovery programs. CATC is Canada’s largest provider of evidence-based addiction recovery programs, serving nearly 15,000 people every month across its expansive national network. 

Having taken over ownership of the sprawling 52 bed inpatient facility earlier this year, CATC has already made major changes to onsite operations in order to meet and maintain the highest bar of client-centred care; including bringing in new management and support from a specialized psychiatrist. 

“1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre has been helping people in Eastern Ontario and beyond take back their lives from substance use disorder for years,” says Danielle McCarron, VP of Inpatient and Virtual Programs at CATC. “CARF accreditation is proof that, when people trust us with their recovery, both they and their loved ones are in the best possible hands.” 

She adds that the team of specialists at the centre now has “the full support of a national network of addiction recovery professionals, to support continual improvement and ensuring care standards retain this new level of quality.” 

1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre (1000 Islands ATC) regularly welcomes clients from the Ottawa region and GTA, but also attracts people from the US and from both Canadian coasts. Now, having achieved CARF accredited status, the door is open to build lasting partnerships with community care providers and government, with the goal of expanding access to life-saving addiction recovery care. CATC is advocating for more beds in the province to be publicly funded, removing the barrier of affordability that prevents people from getting the qualified help they need; especially with wait times for similar programs at a high.  

“We’re ready to add capacity in our communities to provide person-centred care for people in recovery,” says Rebecca Wolfgram, Executive Director at 1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre. “We need to work together as partners in community care to give people access to the help they need, when they need it.” Wolfgram has been managing 1000 Islands ATC since April of this year. 

1000 Islands ATC provides medically-assisted detoxification support alongside a full range of recovery programs tailored to clients’ individual needs. During their stay, which ranges from 30 days and up depending on clinical need, clients receive individualized attention and holistic support in recovering from problematic use of a broad range of substances, including alcohol, opioids, cocaine and methamphetamine. Wellness activities and both one-on-one and group therapy helps address underlying mental health issues and trauma while building positive coping habits. Families receive additional support during the recovery process and clients benefit from ongoing aftercare, helping them keep on track with their goals. 

“The team here is really incredible,” adds Wolfgram. “Their dedication to helping people change their lives is a source of daily inspiration. You can tell our clients feel it, too.” 

The centre joins two other accredited inpatient recovery centres operated by CATC within the GTA: Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centre and Greenestone Centre for Recovery. Neworld Medical Detox, recently acquired by CATC, is slated for accreditation at the end of this year.  

So far in 2023, CATC has provided intensive inpatient addiction treatment to over 450 Ontarians, with 9 in 10 clients agreeing that their program helped them reach their recovery goal. 1000 Islands ATC is located at 853 Thousand Islands Parkway in Mallorytown, ON. 

Media contact: 

Danielle McCarron 

VP, Inpatient and Virtual Programs
Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres 

dmccarron@canatc.ca | (416) 805-3263 


About Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres 

Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres (CATC) is Canada’s largest provider of recovery programs and supports for substance use disorder and addictions. With over 80 outpatient and inpatient facilities across Canada, we offer comprehensive evidence-based care that meets people where they are in recovery, with compassion and respect. 

Founded in 1995 in response to an immediate need for expanded access to accessible opioid use disorder treatment in Ontario, CATC has quickly become Canada’s leading community care partner supporting people experiencing substance use disorder and behavioural addictions, as well as concurrent underlying mental health conditions.  

Today, we help thousands of people every day live their best quality of life, at any stage of recovery.