Luckily, resources are available in Canada. Substance abuse recovery centres and other services like detox, day programs, or residential treatments, to name a few, exist to halt addiction and get the person back on track to a healthy and promising life. Some are locally funded: others are private or semi-funded centres. When looking into a facility for substance abuse, you might search for a public access centre. Most of these centres have a wait time. In some urban areas, the wait can be several weeks even months. One needs to be persistent and determined to get admission. In some areas, getting a referral note from a medical professional, a family doctor or an addiction counsellor can help shorten the time. There are many different treatment options in Canada, and choosing the right one is part of the solution.
We help all residents of Canada, no matter where you are or who you are. Our referral counsellors can help you find a drug or alcohol treatment centre in Canada. Getting sober and having a good quality of life is possible.
The ministry funds public access centres, there are very little or no fees for admission depending on your area. Unfortunately, these facilities have a waitlist. In or around big cities, the wait can be several weeks and months. Admission is possible. One should call the different rehabs to find out about their admission process. Ask questions, how long does it take to be admitted? And if anything can be done to quicken admittance? Would a doctor or an addiction counsellor’s referral note advantage you? Sometimes one needs to be persistent and determined to get admission.
You can find telephone numbers and websites for public access centers on our site. You can also call or request a callback, and we’ll gladly assist you.
There are also several options available to Canadians. There are intensive outpatient programs and inpatient programs. One might also want a detox only and forgo the rehab part as such. Although not geared at rehabilitation, some people chose this step. Before spending your time and money, consider a well-rounded program to get to the source of the problem. Detox is just a bandaid. And consider the cost before selecting a treatment centre.
When selecting a facility, one should consider several characteristics of the centre and the program it provides. How long is the program? Do they offer a healthy, natural, and holistic approach to treat addiction? Do they have options for aftercare? If so, what are they? How many residents do they have at a time? And do they have a payment plan if you are deciding on the private sector?
The most common drug in Canada is alcohol. An estimated 15% of those who drink alcohol consume above Canada’s Low-risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.
In 2017, alcohol-caused hospitalizations were comparable to hospitalizations for heart attacks—respectively, 249 hospitalizations per hundred thousand and 243 per hundred thousand. This figure is thirteen times higher than the rate of admission for opioids.
A report published in 2020 from Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) reveals that cannabis use continues to increase compared to past years. It also said that cannabis use was associated with hospitalizations for youth aged 10 to 24 years in 2017–2018.
The use of opioids in Canada has slightly decreased from 13% in 2015 to 11.8% in 2017. However, the hospitalization rate for opioid toxicity went up, averaging 17 admissions per day in 2017. Between 2016 and 2019, there were 15,393 opioid-related deaths in this country. The rate of emergency department visits has doubled for opioid poisoning in the 25 to 44 age group.
The percentage of cocaine use in Canada is low. It is more or less 2%. However, it is increasing in older youths from age 20 to 24. Despite its low consumption, cocaine is the substance responsible for the highest cost in the criminal justice system after alcohol.
Ecstasy and molly are street names for drugs that are supposed to contain MDMA. But the drug sold on the street, whether pills, powder or capsules form, most time do not contain MDMA but some other ingredients. One can find synthetic cathinones and impurities and very little MDMA, if any. In Canada, the prevalence of this drug is not high ecstasy use is less than 1%.
We are here to help those in need of affordable treatment centres. Dealing with a drug-addicted family member is not easy. The other members often have many sleepless nights, worries and mistrust. We understand. Our service is quick, free, and confidential. If all else fails, consider an alternative to ministry-funded facilities. Give us a call. You have nothing to lose except a few minutes of your time. There might be a solution. There are many affordable private treatment centres in Canada; we can help you find one. Call our toll-free number below, or request a callback.