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Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) In Nunavut

Drug and alcohol problems affect many of the smaller communities within Nunavut, and it can be very hard to find help, especially a program that will treat a person right away. Intensive outpatient programs throughout the area will help treat most cases of addiction, regardless of the severity. It is important, however; to ensure an intensive outpatient program is the best treatment approach for a person’s addiction. Some addicts who have been suffering from chronic drug abuse may have attended more than one type of rehab center, and may not benefit from an intensive outpatient program. The type of treatment that is done on an outpatient basis might only benefit addicts who do not have a long history of addiction or have multiple failed attempts at treatment. In order to determine this, an addict and his or her family can make arrangements to receive some type of addiction assessment. This assessment process will specifically determine what treatment is best based upon the severity of the addiction, and many other contributing factors.

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Why is it important to learn how to avoid getting into situations?

When a person leaves an intensive outpatient program, they will be going back directly into the real world again, whether they transition back to jump feet first. It is no secret that every recovering addict will be faced with new challenges and situations that will test his or her sobriety. Learning how to avoid getting into these situations is some of the things that might be taught at an intensive outpatient treatment center. Some of the basic ways to avoid these issues will be to avoid the nightlife scene and or bar scene; this is always a trigger for former addicts as many days and or nights have been spent drinking alcohol and doing drugs. Former addicts will also have people they used drugs with who may or may not be drug-free; avoiding these situations will ensure a relapse does not occur. It is all easier said then done, but it takes practice and dedication and a willingness to remain drug and alcohol-free. Once former addicts begin to see what life is while not being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will begin to push forward with more dedication.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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