What is Meant by Referral and Consultation

When you hear the term Referral Counselor, it’s most likely self-explanatory, but it is not always the case. This article intends to bring some understanding and clarity on how we refer and how and what we consult.

You would not be reading this if you or someone you knew was not struggling with an addiction of some type. Addiction can be mild, troublesome, or severe, and the treatment options will vary according to this and other things.

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Who Calls?

There are several reasons people call for help. A person with an addiction wants solutions to stop the pain, emotional breakdown, jail time, fear, or loneliness. Family members will call for different reasons. Often, they just discovered that their son or daughter is a drug user and need to know what they should do about it. 

A parent wanting to help a child with a drug problem will often hit a dead-end and call us. Those who have dealt with addiction before know that treatment is the only solution and will seek a specific center or program type. 

Social workers, attorneys, and employers will also call. They want some information on where they can get help rapidly. Due to extensive waitlists in the public sector, people reach for the private sector.

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Our Consultation Service

Our services to all callers include consultation. This resource assesses the situation and level (or seriousness) of addiction. We also help family members by coaching them on how to approach the problem of their loved one’s addiction. 

We suggest the best course of action for that person and their particular situation. Our referral service will connect the caller to a reputed treatment center in Canada if that is the service needed.

However, it does not mean the right drug rehab center is down the corner or even in the same city. This situation can be a good thing. In our experience, people attending rehab in their hometown have less success than those going out of town. 

Being in familiar surroundings can easily trigger the person. A change of environment plays a key role while in treatment.

We pride ourselves on being informative and truthful. We will not downplay the importance of what is occurring. We know it is an easy step from partying to the ER for an overdose or worse.

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Dealing with Substance Abuse

When dealing with abuse of street drugs, med pills (pain pills, etc.), or alcohol, talking about it goes so far. What works invariably is professional inpatient treatment centers and group or one-on-one addiction counselling. 

Recovery from addiction is a lifetime endeavour for many. It should start with a good foundation and great aftercare.

Life Experience with Addiction

A person should have life experience in a field to really understand it. Our counsellors have that background. They have a good vantage point to consult and refer people to Canada’s best addiction treatment options.

Real, honest and caring approaches to treating a wide variety of substance abuse is available. Across the country, each week, people are recovering, becoming happy, and reconnecting with loved ones.

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Referrals to Private Treatment Centers

Addiction Referral & Consultation Services is here for you. We will remove the false information and give the straight facts. Point you in the right direction and permit you and your loved one to live a long, happy, productive life. Drug-free living is not only possible, but some people also experience it. Let us make your hopes a reality. 

Call today for free consultation and referral to the best option for your family. We help across Canada.

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Very kind and informative. It encourages me to continue supporting a beloved family member who has been through this problem.
Cyn C.
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Very very helpful in a time of desperation. I highly recommend using their service. They have the knowledge and experience. When one place did not work out they very quickly recommended another which worked out perfectly.
Lisa B
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Well, I'm not the best with words. I will do my best. My agent, Susan is the best person I've ever dealt with- she's been so professional, and patient and kind- and no one will ever understand how much she's helped me so far. My journey is not over yet, however the guidance I'm receiving is helping me so very much and I cannot thank you enough. Keep up the great work and thank you for being there for myself and my loved one- as I get the info I give to my loved one.
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Marc J. Bernard

Substance Use Disorder & Recovery Professional,
Referral & Consultation Counsellor

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