If you are looking for a drug rehab in Newfoundland and Labrador in the private sector, we can help. We are not a treatment facility, but help find affordable treatment centers servicing your region. We work with families nationwide and do not represent any specific facility.
As independent agents working for you, we have your best interest, not one of a centre. Finding the addiction service best suited to your needs is our main goal.
We offer personalized guidance, assist people in getting the help they need, and assist you through the process. You may want to search on your own. Here, you will find tips and guidelines to help you do that.
Your choice of private services is understandable. Unfortunately, public access treatment wait time can be long in some areas. However, if you want public services, please talk with your family doctor. Some people were admitted faster with a physician’s or a counsellor’s referral. You may have that possibility in your region.
Please take note that some public centres will require the person to be drug and alcohol-free for several days before admission. Not having an in-house detox, they ask that the person undergo detox before admission. And if they test positive for drugs or alcohol, their admission is delayed.
A person choosing public access treatment must be able to “stay clean” for some days. This situation makes admission more difficult with the limited beds often found in public facilities. Government centres are a good choice when a person can abstain for some days. You can consult the Newfoundland and Labrador website for funded services.
You might want to search on your own. Here are a few guidelines you can follow. Addiction is as varied as there are people with addiction, meaning that not everyone needs the same level of care.
Some people may not need residential treatment. In contrast, others might need long-term residential rehabilitation. One should evaluate the degree of addiction the person is at to get the right service. The drug of choice, addiction length, and any known medical condition are part of this evaluation.
Suggested reading: Stages of Addiction
Medical detox will be necessary for a heavy drinker, any benzo addiction or someone with a medical condition that could jeopardize their safety.
Regular detox is necessary in most cases. Many private drug rehab centers offer detox, so you don’t need to find two facilities, i.e. one for detox and one for addiction treatment.
One who’s had an addiction for a long period would need at least a 60-day residential program. Someone with a lighter addiction could do well in a short-term program.
When one sees their control slipping away but still functioning in everyday affairs, an addiction counsellor or a day or evening program (outpatient) can be enough to help. Stay-at-home programs have been beneficial to many. However, this type of program will not be useful for a long-standing addiction.
When the person’s consumption worries you, the first step is to discuss it with them.
From their response, you can see if they recognize a problem or are in total denial. A person who sees a problem will openly discuss it with you. You are now halfway to a solution. And that is as far as you would go with the conversation and start searching for a rehab centre.
Further reading: Characteristics of Denial
However, someone who refuses to acknowledge a problem will require more work. Being patient and attempting several conversations with the individual can be necessary. When the situation permits it and the person’s life is not in jeopardy from their use. There is a successful way to approach the subject.
Further reading: Talking Rehab
If the person’s use of the substance puts their life in danger, a family can now consider an intervention. There are two ways you can go about this. The first is to plan an intervention with family members. The second would be to seek help from a professional. Interventions can be highly emotional. Having an experienced person monitor and coordinate it is a sound idea.
Many private treatment centres will offer intervention services.
Further reading: The Intervention Process
Addiction can be overwhelming for families. What was once a happy, peaceful life turns to sleepless nights and worried days.
Dealing with someone with an addiction can be trying and draining. Seeking help and support for yourself and others dealing with the individual can be very beneficial. Being understood by peers and finding coping mechanisms is reassuring when life is in turmoil.
The Al-Anon and Na-Anon Groups are there to help families dealing with an addicted person. You can visit their site to find meetings in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Whether in Newfoundland or Labrador, we can find a facility ready to serve you. Most families tend to contact their local treatment programs in Newfoundland and Labrador. But, unfortunately, they are told to get on their waiting list, which can be a few weeks or a few months long. This is not the case with private drug rehabs servicing Newfoundland and Labrador. These treatment centers can take your loved one right now, and you get personalized attention and care. We offer our service across Canada.