Drug Rehab in Toronto

When searching for drug rehab in Toronto, Ontario, finding a program that meets individual needs is essential. The treatment center should offer detox, counseling, and aftercare support. Our organization has created a listing with detox, outpatient, and residential drug rehab. Most of our listed centers are government-funded or low-cost treatment. The downside is the waiting list. Private rehabs in Toronto, Ontario will likely not have a waiting list.



List of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Toronto, Ontario

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Toronto addiction treatment centres and recovery resources include numerous drug and alcohol detox programs, 12-step meetings, residential treatment, and several outpatient treatment centers. Drugrehab.ca provides an extensive directory listing for many of these services.

In Toronto, substance use treatment is extensive, providing something for every addiction or drug dependence. However, locating the best option is made easier with our help. Our qualified professionals with drugrehab.ca help you narrow the search with the initial assessment. Our counselors can remain connected with you until you find the help you need.

There are over 120 different addiction treatment resources in the city. We recommend considering all options, especially private or residential care. Generally, there is more focus placed on your individual needs. Subsidized services in the city tend to have long wait times. Yet, private resources or programs in other regions of the province provide excellent care.

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Detox Centre Toronto

The first step when it comes to substance use treatment is often detoxification. It is very beneficial in ridding the body of the toxins brought on by the drug and/or alcohol addiction. But it should not be the only step a person takes in their recovery. Detox should be followed by a comprehensive treatment program. Here is some information on the two main types of treatment:

  • An inpatient program is the most common form of substance use treatment. It offers the individual a chance to be away from their usual environment and to focus on overcoming their addiction.
  • Outpatient treatment can also be effective even though it is less intensive. The person does not have to live at the facility but can instead visit it regularly to receive services while maintaining their job and daily life. It can be more difficult, as the person will be in their usual environment, and this can be triggering.

It is important to remember that both types of substance use treatment can be successful, as not one program is right for everybody. It can be difficult to know the program that will answer your needs. Our addiction professionals can help you with that, so do not hesitate to call us if you or a loved one are looking for treatment.

Toronto Substance Use Statistics and Trends

According to the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS):

  • In 2019, 9.3% of students in the Greater Toronto Area reported binge drinking at least once in the past 4 weeks.
  • 9% of them reported becoming drunk at least once in the month before answering the survey.
  • 2% of students in grades 9-12 in the GTA reported using ecstasy (MDMA) during the 12 months before the survey.

According to Public Health Ontario:

  • The Toronto Public Health unit reported 2,347 cases of opioid-related emergency department visits in 2020 only.
  • In this same year, 316 opioid-related hospitalizations were reported.
  • Additionally, there were 533 fatalities related to opioids in 2020.

Ask a professional

There are a couple of methods families can use to find drug rehab programs in Ontario. Provincially funded programs are found by booking an appointment with a family doctor or nurse practitioner or calling Health Connect Ontario or 811. In addition, there are other helplines to contact. When searching for private drug rehab programs, this is generally done with an internet search for drug rehab centers in Ontario.

No, while there are many drug rehab options in the GTA, there are treatment options across the province. It is beneficial to find a drug rehab that is not in the same community where you live, for example, as it is better to get away from the current environment. Larger cities have more choices, but drug rehab centers are in smaller communities.

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan covers the cost of inpatient rehabilitation care. Yet, these are specific drug rehab programs and do not include private facilities. Rehabilitation centers at outpatient clinics or detox programs are also likely covered by OHIP. Private drug rehab in Ontario is not necessarily covered by health insurance. However, there are options to consider, such as payment plans, increasing a line of credit, crowdfunding, medical financing, or pooling resources together.

Yes, there are medically supervised detox facilities, medication-assisted treatment options, residential drug rehab, and specific forms of withdrawal management. Treating opioid addiction requires a well-rounded approach that should include detox, residential rehab, and adequate aftercare support.

Yes, it is not uncommon for a private drug rehab center to offer subsidized programming with coverage provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Subsidized services are available to residents with valid OHIP cards and plans.

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.


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. 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. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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