Our referral and consultation counsellors bring a wealth of experience, having dedicated years to assisting individuals and families in their journey towards recovery. Through their extensive involvement in the field, they’ve acquired invaluable insights into the intricacies of various addiction treatment programs. This understanding enables them to discern which program aligns most closely with your unique requirements and circumstances. With their guidance, you can make an informed decision that increases the likelihood of a successful and lasting recovery.
This means less time you spend on research and fewer guessing games. Our referral service is free.
There are no guarantees, but as a general rule, the more time spent on a program, the more it increases the chances of success. To be successful, a program must address the issues that are relevant to the individual’s problem. The quality of treatment is also important. It’s not only a question of time. Finally, the individual doing the program has a great deal to do with his own success.
Our referral service is free. We will help you as best we can find the right treatment program. Keep in mind that we mainly refer to private centres across the country. However, an expense is incurred with the private facility, which is an out-of-pocket expense.
Being aware of the waiting lists in the funded sector, we found affordable treatment centres that the average family can afford. We can also refer to more expensive programs for families that want that.
We have a few paid services. These are our Online Coaching sessions, and we also provide assessments.
With Addiction Recovery Coaching, the person is tutored or guided with simple information to understand the barriers and obstacles to recovery. It is not a service for everyone. It is for people that have a mild addiction problem but haven’t quite lost total control over their dependency.
The outpatient centers allow the patient to live at home while in treatment. The inpatient treatment is residential, meaning that the individual is in a controlled environment. The disadvantage of outpatient treatment is that the addict is in the environment where they used and can be swayed more easily into drugs; also, the stimulus or triggers are there right in front of them. The first mentioned type of program asks that the individual be strong from the get-go, which is a “tour de force” for most individuals. In an inpatient drug treatment program, the individual has the added security that the outside stimulus will be kept at a minimum because of the controlled environment.
A long-term residential drug treatment program is your best bet. Most people cannot recover from addiction in a matter of a few weeks. The person needs enough time to address the reason or reasons why they found solace in drugs. A program teaching skills to deal with certain issues in life is also highly recommended.
It is not a matter of just stopping drugs or getting over the burden of withdrawal.
There are many schools of thought on this. We believe that there is a dependency if a person feels the need to get high in certain situations and cannot act without it. The person may feel this need once a week, once a month or every day; either way, there is still a dependency. Although there might not be any withdrawal symptoms, if the person needs it, there is an addiction.
In the 1970s, pot used to have a THC concentration of 3 to 5 % (THC is the active ingredient that makes you high). Nowadays, the THC level in pot is well above 20% and with hydroponic cultures, it can reach up to 40%. It is also often laced with other chemical compounds, such as meth, PCP, MDMA, fentanyl, etc.
This explains why more and more people are experiencing mental withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and other mental phenomena. You see more people now needing rehab to get off this drug. It isn’t a soft drug anymore.
And even though it was no longer considered a gateway drug, research points to the fact that it can be a gateway drug.
Yes. Depending on the medication, painkillers (opiates) are the number one culprit. Some of these medications have found their way into the streets and are sold on the black market. Hydro-morphine (Dilaudid), Oxycontin, Fentanyl, Percocet, and Percodan are just a few.
The most common these days is Fentanyl, an opioid like morphine, codeine, heroin and methadone. In Canada and other countries, OxyContin was a problem several years back. The new “arrival” is Fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Physicians prescribe these to manage pain after surgery and treat chronic pain.
Ritalin is another prescription drug that can be found on the black market. Part of the family of amphetamine, the drug stimulates and speeds up the nervous system, unlike Opiates, which calms down. Other drugs similar to Ritalin for their effect are cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamines and ecstasy, to name a few. Ritalin can be found on the black market and people use them as a recreational drug.