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Outpatient Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers In Northwest Territories

Currently, within the Northwest Territories, there are two outpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers situated in the city of Yellowknife. A women’s and children’s outpatient center and an outpatient program for men provide different treatment methods to help addicts and their families. One of these facilities is also equipped to help treat First Nations people who are struggling with addiction. Drug and alcohol problems exist throughout the territory and affect people living within the city and throughout all the smaller communities. Alcohol addiction is an on-going issue for many people, and this particular addiction does take some time to treat properly. Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment is typically less restrictive than inpatient programs but offers better solutions for people who cannot necessarily commit to inpatient therapy. An outpatient recovery program usually requires the patient to attend treatment daily, and will typically be committed to about 12 hours of therapy a week. The length time spent each week can, of course, be less or more, depending on the severity of the addiction and what is needed from the addict.

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The length of time a person will attend outpatient treatment will be different for each client, as they progress through therapy, the counselors will have a better idea, of how long they will typically be there for. Traditionally, the therapy can last a couple of weeks to upwards of a couple of months or even longer, but this initial time-frame will be decided within the initial assessment. Because there are limited resources in the Northwest Territories, many families are forced to wait for treatment whereas others may not receive the help they need. An outpatient program, while not always a great choice for chronic addicts; It will help anyone in need of drug treatment. Families of addicts can also receive support and counseling while their loved ones attend treatment, and this is important in re-building the family dynamic and strengthening bonds between the addict and his or her family.

The information below will help you on how to find an outpatient drug & alcohol drug rehab center in Northwest Territories. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

List of Outpatient Treatment Centers in Northwest Territories


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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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