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Marijuana Addiction Treatment in Ontario

Last updated on: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

When searching for a drug rehab center in Ontario for marijuana addiction, it must offer detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Marijuana addiction differs for each person, and drug rehab should be tailored to meet individual needs. Each type of drug needs a specific detox setting, either conventional or medical. Below, you will find a listing of drug rehabs in Ontario for weed addiction. This includes inpatient rehabs, detox centers and outpatient facilities with accreditations and licensures such as Canadian Centre for Accreditation and Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations.

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List of Weed Rehabs in Ontario

The information below will help you how to find a marijuana rehab in Ontario. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Westover Treatment Center is an addiction treatment center. After examining the website, we found that it is a multi-phase treatment program. It offers substance use treatment, recovery and relapse prevention,…

Rehab Settings

– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Residential Short-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Drug Prevention and Education
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Peer Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults

Medical Staff: Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CCAC)

2 Victoria Road South, Thamesville, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Renascent is a substance use treatment center providing affordable rehabilitation. After examining the website, we found the program offers inpatient treatment and virtual intensive treatment. In addition, there are outpatient…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Cocaine
Marijuana
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Residential Short-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Substance Abuse Peer Counselling
– Twelve-Step
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Occurring Disorders
– Family Programs
– Family Support

Medical Staff: Laura Bhoi, BAP | CEO
Dr. Vera Tarman, MD, FCFP, ABAM | Medical Director

38 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Sobriety House is a substance use treatment program. After reviewing the website, we found that it is a drug rehab center for men. There are 17 spots available with group…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Medical Staff: Tom Jackson, ICADC, RPT, CCCS | Executive Director
Mark Turner, BSW | Program Facilitator

90 First Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Ken Brown Recovery Home is a residential addiction treatment program. After reviewing the website, we found it is a supportive place for men focussing on long-term recovery. It is a…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Relapse Prevention
– Services for Employees
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Substance Abuse Peer Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Medical Staff: Counsellors are accredited practitioners through the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation

8 Herrick Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

House of Sophrosyne provides substance use treatment for women and their families. After examining the website, we found that the program takes female clients for five weeks at a time.…

Rehab Settings

– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment
– Transitional Housing

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adolescents
– Adults
– Family Support
– Gender-Specific
– Pregnant Women
– Women

Medical Staff: Karen Waddell, BAP | Executive Director

5305 Adstoll, Windsor, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Newgate 180 is a substance use treatment program. After reviewing the website, we found that there are men’s and women’s programs. The program offers life-enhancement skills, relapse prevention, and other…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Marijuana
Opioids

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Relapse Prevention
– Services for Employees
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Couples
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Substance Abuse Peer Counselling

People Served

– Adults

Medical Staff: Dr. Shawn Yakimovich, ND | Naturopathic Doctor
Joy Parsons-Nicota, NP-PHC, BScN, MScN | Nurse Practioner

435 Main Street East, Merrickville, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Wayside House of Hamilton is a residential treatment program. After examining the website, we found it offers residential addiction treatment and supportive housing for men. The core program operates for…

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Sober Living
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Medical Staff: Regan E. Anderson, MSCP | CEO
Diana Strauss, RN

15 Charlton Ave. W, Hamilton, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Ka-Na-Chit-Hih Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment Center is a substance use treatment program. After examining the website, we found it offers culturally focussed polysubstance working with First Nation individuals. It helps…

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Medical Staff: Tracy Nadon, MSW, BSW | Clinical Services Manager

1700 Dease St, Thunder Bay, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Maison Decision House is a community-based residential treatment program. After examining the website, we found that it provides treatment to adult men who are returning to the community as a…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– French-Speaking
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Medical Staff: Clinical counsellors

37 Irving Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Serenity House Addiction Treatment Services is a residential drug rehab program. After examining the website, we found it offers treatment for men with addictions. There is a 12-week residential treatment…

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Sober Living
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Drug Prevention and Education
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Medical Staff: Isabella G., BSc. Psych | Addictions Counsellor
Matt LeBlanc, CCAC

103 Leopolds Drive, Ottawa, ON

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Short-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– French-Speaking
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Occurring Disorders
– Family Support

Medical Staff: Isabelle Sabourin-Levesque, MSW | Director

924 Halle St., Hearst, ON

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Centre Inc. delivers culturally-based addiction treatment and prevention services. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a residential day treatment program. Clients can also access…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Short-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adults
– Family Support
– First Nation

Medical Staff: Rolanda Manitowabi, MAPP | Executive Director

56 Pitawanakwat Street, Wikwemikong, ON

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Waasegiizhig Nanandawe’iyewigamig provides traditional and contemporary health care. After we examined the website, we found they offer a healing lodge. The healing lodge provides a culture-based, residential healing program. The…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Short-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Medical Staff: Melissa Calder, Registered Psychotherapist | Chief Operating Officer
Physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians

212 4th Ave. S., Kenora, ON

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Salvation Army, Kingston Harbour Light, is a men’s concurrent disorder treatment program. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a community residential facility. The program has the capacity…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Marijuana
Methadone
Meth
Opioids
Suboxone

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling

People Served

– Adults

Medical Staff: Christopher Dueck, BBP | Residential Care Worker

562 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Harvest House is a Christ-centered home for young men struggling with addiction to alcohol and drugs. After DRS examined the website, we found the New Direction program addresses addiction and…

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Sober Living
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– Faith-Based
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Christian
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Medical Staff: Dr. Daniel Crépault, PhD (Criminology), CAMF | Program Director

3435 Ramsayville Rd., Gloucester, ON

Rehab Settings

– Detox
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adults
– Men
– Women

Medical Staff: Addiction Care Workers with specialized training and many years of work experience in alcohol and drug addiction.

240 Brock Street, Kingston, ON

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Community Addiction Services of Niagara provides client-centered addiction services. After DRS examined the website, we found that they offer community treatment, family services, youth services, and day treatment. Additionally, there…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Sober Living
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– French-Speaking
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adolescents
– Adults

Medical Staff: Tiffany Scriver, RP, MSW | Director of Outreach Services
Jeffrey Sica, MSc, RP | Director of Youth Services

60 James St, St. Catharines, ON

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre is a counseling program helping people with substance use and gambling addiction. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a free service and use…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– French-Speaking
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Pregnant Women
– Women

Medical Staff: Sobia Hafeez, MPH | Director

488 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, ON

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Breton House Algoma Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Centre is a drug and alcohol treatment center for women. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer assessments, counseling, education, referrals, support…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Pregnant Women
– Women

Medical Staff: Betsy Radke, CAC, ICADC | Addiction Counsellor

91 Breton Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare

People Served

– Adolescents
– First Nation

20850 Muncey Rd., Muncey, ON

What parents and people need to know

As of October 17, 2018, the federal government of Canada officially made cannabis legal for recreational use, and within Ontario, the provincial government has put certain rules and regulations in place to help keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and ensure that Ontario roads are kept safe, and the illegal market is squashed. By April 1st of 2019, the provincial government will move forward with a tightly regulated private retail model for cannabis, and medical cannabis will continue to fall within different rules than recreational cannabis.

The legal age to purchase, use and grow cannabis is 19, and this is same age for purchasing and using alcohol and tobacco. There are certain rules put in place regarding where someone can use cannabis, whether it is medical or recreational marijuana. Cannabis can be used in private residences that are not designated as workplaces, certain outdoor public places, designated guest rooms in hotels, residential vehicles and boats that meet some particular criteria, and other controlled areas. Ontario is not allowing cannabis to be smoked in indoor common areas, enclosed public places or work places, schools and places where children gather, publicly owned spaces, such as sports fields, and a vehicle or boat that is being operated.

Driving while impaired is illegal in Ontario, and it is illegal to drive while impaired by cannabis. Using drugs or alcohol while driving will slow down a person’s reactions time and drastically increase the chances of a collision. When a police officer finds someone, who is impaired by cannabis while operating a vehicle, there will be an immediate license suspension, potential vehicle impoundment, criminal record, and jail time. The province of Ontario is also carrying a zero-tolerance for young, novice, or commercial drivers. Currently, in Ontario, recreational cannabis can only be purchased through the Ontario Cannabis store online, and retail stores will begin to open by April of 2019.

What is Ontario telling parents they need to know about cannabis?

Drug education and prevention are important for Ontario’s young people, children and teens, and the province is enacting numerous regulations that will keep cannabis out of the hands of young people, children, and teens. Cannabis comes from a plant that creates common strains such as cannabis sativa and cannabis indica and flowers, fruiting tops and leaves are dried and harvested in distinctive ways to produce a substance that consumed for a variety of different reasons. There are numerous ways for a person to use cannabis such as smoking it, eating it, or drinking it.

In Ontario, it is estimated that 1 in 5 students or roughly 18 to 20 percent of kids in grade seven to twelve says they have used cannabis at least once, and slightly over 80 percent of these students have reported that they have not used cannabis. It is important for parents, guardians, or any type of caregiver to lead by example, and give their children the facts about cannabis. It is important to stay connected to the child, know their friends, and always engage in open and honest conversation, and answer questions. Youth are especially vulnerable, because the brain does not fully develop until someone is at least 25 years old, and there is an increased risk for mental health problems when cannabis is used at a younger age. Recreational cannabis is used to cause a certain feeling, and a chemical found in most recreation cannabis is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that will induce mental and physical effects.

Everyone will react to the drug differently, but overall it will provide a feeling of being relaxed, happy, slight euphoria, and also possibly cause confusion, drowsiness, forgetfulness, panic, delusions, and distorted perception. When the drug is smoked, or used through a vaporizer, the effects are instant and can last for hours, whereas the effects from edibles can last for 12 hours or more, but will not take effects immediately. For anyone under the age of 19 in Ontario, it is illegal to grow, possess, sell, buy, share, and use recreational cannabis. Some of the surveys done throughout Ontario have indicated that roughly over 60 percent of kids in grades seven to 12 do not have any plans to try recreational cannabis.

How do I know if my child is addicted to cannabis?

There are different ranges with how people use drugs such as substance use, which is where someone may be using drugs to relax or feel good, which could potentially lead to a problem. If your child becomes distant or less talkative, it is important to talk with them and find what may be bothering them. Problematic use would be when someone uses drugs despite the negative health and social consequences, and this may be seen when a child begins to avoid certain responsibilities or is late for class, or more defiant. An addiction will happen when the substance use becomes uncontrollable, and has a strong desire to use drugs, and will begin hid the use out of shame or guilt. Young people will begin to show an addiction when they are unable to control their use of cannabis, and continually use despite all consequences.

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  • What is cannabis (marijuana)?

    Cannabis or marijuana refers to the dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds of the cannabis plant. There are over 100 different compounds in these plants, which include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is a psychoactive substance that alters your state of mind.

  • How is marijuana used?

    Marijuana is used in a number of different ways. Generally, it is smoked as a joint in blunts, bongs, vaporizers, or pipes. Electronic vaporizers are the most common method among youth who use marijuana. Marijuana can also be extracted to make oils and concentrates that can be vaped or inhaled. Smoking these oils is known as dabbing.

  • Why does marijuana affect people differently?

    There are several factors that determine how marijuana can affect a person. Initially, it is the individual’s experience with the drug, their biology, sex, how the drug was taken, and how much was used. In addition, it depends on how often the drug was used and if it was used in combination with other substances.

  • Can a person become addicted to marijuana?

    Yes, cannabis with TCH does cause addiction and dependence. Someone who is addicted to marijuana struggles to stop taking the drug and does experience withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who begin to use marijuana before the age of 18 are increasing their risk of marijuana addiction. More people are using marijuana daily, and the potency of the drug has increased significantly.

  • How do you treat marijuana addiction?

    Marijuana addiction is treated with detox to manage the mild withdrawal symptoms. Although detox is not always needed because withdrawal symptoms are not severe. Following detox, rehabilitation may include outpatient or residential treatment followed by aftercare support.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.

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