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Pavillon de l'Assuétude (St-Guillaume et Shawinigan)

The mission of the Assuétude Pavilion is to provide help and support to people, men and women, experiencing addiction such as drug addiction and / or alcoholism. We also have the mission of promoting the right to dignity of these people. Therapy and treatment of addictions, in accommodation, are the main help and support activities of the organization

Our services

  • Addiction ressource

    Our main program, that is, treatment with accommodation, revolves essentially around three types of structured activities: group activities, thematic workshops and sharing activities. In addition, each person accommodated benefits from a personalized follow-up. In addition, there are physical activities, periods of personal work or reflection and periods of tasks. All this makes it possible to set up healthy lifestyles which are useful means in order to learn to live without consuming.

    Programs available

    1. Treatment with accommodation;

    1.1 13 week therapy; including individual follow-up and group sessions;

    2. Treatment without accommodation

    2.1 Social reintegration through volunteering lasting 3 to 12 months

    3. Community surveillance (Shawinigan point of service only)

    4. Social integration (In collaboration with the Adult Education Center, offered only at the Shawinigan point of service.


    Our clientele is made up of business men and women with an addiction problem aged 18 and over who come mainly from Mauricie-Center-du-Québec but also elsewhere in Québec. About 50% of the Pavillon de l'Assuétude clientele are in the judiciary


    - Shawinigan service point: 44 places

    - Saint-Guillaume service point: 44 places

    Admission conditions

    Each individual must be intellectually fit to receive treatment and physically able to move around the premises. A person wishing to be admitted to treatment must first be assessed to ensure that the services offered by the Pavillon de l'Assuétude meet their needs. In addition, the individual must demonstrate a degree of motivation necessary for change. This level of motivation is evaluated using the RCQ questionnaire which tells us at what stage of change the person accommodated is. The level of motivation must be supported by constant efforts as well as by compliance with regulations and the code of conduct, to which the person must commit. During the admission process, the counselors and the admission team will carry out the NiD-ÉP assessment to ensure that the Pavilion is the right resource for the person. The staff of the Pavilion is trained and recognized as competent by the CIUSSS for the completion of this assessment tool. All admissions are Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    Exclusion criteria

    • Physical inability to move around the establishment;
    • Psychological inability to follow the program;
    • Inability to defray the costs of treatment;
    • Mild drug addiction that can be treated on an outpatient basis;
    • People under 18; Person with delinquency and not drug addiction as a major problem.

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