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Drug Rehab Centers in Canada

Last updated: Wednesday, 04, May 2022

DrugRehab.ca is a free resource for drug and alcohol addiction in Canada. We have helped and referred thousands of people to get help with their addiction. Our goal is for you to get the best advice possible so that you or a loved one can live a fulfilled life free from drugs and alcohol. We can provide referrals for clients seeking rehab for drugs in Canada. Many families and addicts find themselves lost and without hope. Many factors play a role in that hopelessness. For instance, an addict might have attended drug rehab treatment once or many times before only to relapse quickly upon completion of that rehab program. What went wrong? There are two sectors to consider. The Ministry Funded Sector and the Private Sector. Each sector has a different way of treating a patient.

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There is hope! There is help! There is an exact drug treatment program filled with therapies that meet every individual's needs but it's critical that you speak with a public service initiative, like us, first – designed to point you in the right direction based on what is appropriate for you. Everyone can become free from drugs and alcohol and live a normal, prosperous life. They just need the right drug rehabilitation treatment for their own individual needs. Here are some different types of rehabilitation programs you can find.

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MOST COMMON TYPES OF ADDICTION TREATMENT

Drug Detox Centers

The purpose of a detox procedure is to safely remove someone from a drug, medication, or alcohol. In Canada, you can find 2 types of detox programs. The medical detox and regular detox.

  • Medical Detox: This type of detox is used to get someone off of certain medications such as benzodiazepine, painkillers, and others. Severe alcoholics also need medical attention to quit drinking. There are certain types of street drugs that also require medical detox.
  • Standard Detox: This type of detox is for drugs that do not need medical attention to be removed from. Marijuana, cocaine, club drugs, and others. There are other factors that would have to be taken into consideration such as the duration of the last usage of the drug, mental behavior of the addiction.

The decision on which type of detox someone needs has to be done by a professional. The above is for your information only.

Private Drug Rehab Centers

Private drug rehabs are treatment options where you or your insurance will pay to get admitted to it. There are a few private treatments in Canada mostly in B.C, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.

Private drug rehabilitation facilities will vary from 1-month treatments up to 3 and even 6 months treatment. You always have to look at the duration of the program. Some facilities will tailor-made a program depending on the financial situation. We always have a reservation with that type of program as to where the result is. Is it for one month? Is it 3 months? You cannot "make" a program with someone's finance. You need to give the person what they need not what they can pay. The second option of private drug treatment is a pre-set program that has a specific duration and will address the degree of addiction severity. It will mainly depend on his duration. The more severe is the addiction. The longer the program will be.

How do we determine what the best duration of a program should be? There are different factors that will influence the length of treatment and also the type of treatment program someone should do:

  • The type of substance used.
  • The number of years the individual has been addicted.
  • How intensive he is using the drug?
  • Is he mixing different drugs together?
  • Does he take medications with his substance of abuse?
  • How old is the person?
  • Did he get in trouble legally?
  • How unethical the individual has become?

These are a few factors that will determine the type of treatment and the length of what the treatment should be. Over the years we had some mothers that would call us and ask what their sons or daughters would need as far as treatment. They would then ask us "How much is it to keep them for 2 years? " It does not work that way. It does not also take that long. Usually, the maximum is around 6 months.

Residential Drug Rehabilitation

Drug & alcohol programs with residential settings in Canada are divided into two categories:

  • Government-subsidized programs
  • Private alcohol & drug treatment

There are differences between both types of treatment such as waiting lists, staff ratio, etc.

Within residential facilities, they are two different types of treatment possible when it comes to the length of the program. You can find either long-term inpatient programs or short-term residential treatment. Long-term programs are normally the most effective ones as they allow the person to really spend the time they need to handle the addiction, but short-term programs can also be effective if the person doesn't want to commit to a long-term.

Alcohol Treatment Programs

Alcohol is still the number one addiction problem in Canada. Why? Probably because of its availability, its social acceptance, or the sectors that alcohol is associated with such as sports, shows, etc. Also in society, Alcohol is accepted and the tolerance of someone addicted to alcohol will be greater than someone let say addicted to cocaine.

Did you know that someone drinking every day will need medical supervision and can be life-threatening but someone using cocaine every day will likely be taken off of it in a regular detox center! It is extremely important for a heavy drinker to seek help at a medical detox first, so professionals can supervise the withdrawal. Then, the person can pursue their recovery at an alcohol treatment center, which will most likely be residential.

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on May 4, 2022

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