Opioid Addiction Treatment in Manitoba

When searching for a drug rehab center in Manitoba for opioid addiction, it must offer detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Opioid 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.


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Opioids are a broad range of naturally occurring or manufactured synthetic compounds that are generally used for pain management. All opioids produce the same effects, and their potency is the primary difference between them. The drug enters the body and binds to opioid receptors increasing the amount of these receptors to manage pain.

These drugs are addictive because they create physical and psychological dependence. The body becomes tolerant and dependent on the drug, eventually leading to addiction. Opioids create an intense euphoric effect that can also create drug-seeking behavior.

The first step is a medical detox to manage dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Opioid dependence requires medical detox to alleviate withdrawal pain before therapy. Following medical detox, the next phase of treatment should involve long-term residential drug rehab. Most opioid addicts have a long history of addiction and require lengthier treatment.

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 [email protected].


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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