There are residential drug rehabs and outpatient treatment centres in Vancouver. Depending on the drug abused and the addiction’s length, one would choose one out of these recovery programs. A good drug and alcohol treatment facility would have a complete and well-rounded method to attain sobriety. One would need to take care of the substance intoxication and, once that is out of the way, work on why the individual became addicted in the first place. There are two avenues a person can take. One is the private substance abuse treatment, and the other is public access or community services. Both have their plus points. Public access services have a waitlist but are free. In comparison, the private sector is a paid-for service but hardly any waiting time, if any at all. The residential addiction recovery programs have two main classifications.
A long-term residential program has 24-hour supervision of a 6 to 12-month length. These facilities focus on resocializing the individual. Known as a therapeutic community, it focuses on the individual’s accountability, responsibility, and social productivity. It is a highly structured method of addressing the person’s interaction with others and their self-concept and destructive beliefs. Six to 12-month residential programs are available in the Vancouver area.
Short-term residential treatment programs are usually a 28-day stay in either a community-type or family-type setting. Depending on the centre, it can have a few to a good number of people attending. Most of these facilities base their program on the 12-steps model, have a group and sometimes one-on-one addiction counselling. There are governmentally operated facilities and private centres in or around Vancouver. Both have slightly or very different approaches.
We recognize how difficult life can get when you see someone you love suffering from addiction. Their abuse can be slight or out of control but destroys their lives and those close to them. The sleepless nights, anxieties, lies, betrayals, and worries are all the consequences of drug addiction. We know that it does not have to be that way; things can change. Our referral counsellors are familiar with the various treatment centres in Canada. Their task is to guide you or a loved one towards the best private recovery centre suited to their needs and personal situations.
The addict is attempting to handle some unwanted condition by using drugs or alcohol. This solution can rapidly turn into a dependency. Whether in Vancouver or elsewhere in BC, the story is the same; people use drugs to find relief from unwanted situations. There are as many situations as there are people with addiction. After numbing the pain, the person forgets why they use drugs, and their life becomes complex. The right treatment program and addiction counselling can help them overcome their issues.
The Vancouver Coroners Service reports that from 2018-20 the top four drugs detected in illicit drug toxicity deaths were illicit fentanyl and analogues* (87%), cocaine (49%), methamphetamine/amphetamine (39%), and other opioids (31%). In an investigation into illicit drug overdose, fentanyl increased from 5% in 2012 to 85% in 2020. Methamphetamine/amphetamine increased from 14% in 2012 to 43% in 2020. Although cocaine and other opioids deaths are on a decline, cocaine is still responsible for 46% of the ODs in 2020 in Vancouver.
Other substances include:
Ethyl alcohol 28.6%
Other stimulants 2.9%
*Fentanyl & analogues includes different variants of fentanyl, carfentanil, and others.
Vancouver residents do not need the frustration of helping a loved one with their addiction. At Addiction Referral & Consultation Services, we are ready to work with you in getting your loved one help. There exist dozens of approaches to treat addiction to street drugs, medication abuse, or alcoholism. We can help you find an affordable one and get that person you care about in a recovery centre. Knowing which program is suited to your loved one’s personal needs and situation is important. More families are now seeking help in the private sector than public access programs for easier access and one-on-one counselling. There is no long waitlist in this sector. A family should consider the private sector for these reasons and others.
Adding unnecessary time will only bring more sorrow to one and all in Vancouver. Getting help right away with substance abuse often requires assistance from those that know the subject of treatment and recovery. Just as you would see a mechanic for car trouble; so, you should see a professional in addiction. Do not struggle to try to find the right treatment centre in BC by yourself. Every centre you contact will tell you they have the best program. And of course, they believe they are, but is it the right one for the person you want to help? Working with an experienced referral counsellor is simple; it only requires a call. We offer this public service to all Canadians.
For assistance in locating an affordable private treatment centre in Vancouver, or surrounding areas, call our toll-free number. You will connect with one of our experienced referral counsellors. We will help you find a facility that is suited to your particular needs and finances. If you are looking for a public access service, please browse through the BC online directory or see a listing for the different provinces and their recovery services.