Ottawa Addiction Treatment Help

Long-term Co-ed Treatment Programs

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Addiction Treatment Help | 1 comment

We received, what we would consider “normal”, call from a woman, Sheila*, looking for long-term treatment. We made an interesting discovery! During the call, Sheila had no idea what the facility she was looking for was called. She only knew that it was in Toronto. The programs we listed were not what she wanted. We needed a little more information than a program in Toronto long term for women. There are so many! Sheila resorted to calling back the friend who recommended the program. When Sheila called back she gave enough information to find...

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Steps for Getting into Women’s OHIP (Ontario Public) Treatment

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Blog | 0 comments

A woman, Samantha*, called us looking for public treatment resources and the encouragement to seek them. This ended up being a long call that involved giving her all the steps she would need to make to change her current state and even other suggestions such as volunteering, going to the gym, and joining community classes. Here is the information we spoke of: (Printing this email may help you in completing each step) For OHIP treatment, there are set of steps that typically need to happen: A person needs to detox/withdraw from substances Once...

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Functioning Alcoholic with DUI Needs Treatment

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Alcohol Treatment | 0 comments

We recently connected with Drew*, a functioning alcoholic who went from drinking after work everyday to drinking all day around 6-8 weeks ago. He doesn’t know what change caused him to start suddenly drinking heavily. Since this change, he was caught driving under the influence and now has a 90 suspension and court hearing next month. Drew was proactive about his recovery and wanted to find out how to start seeking treatment. At the time of call, he had gone through withdrawals and was about 7 days sober. Here’s what information we started...

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Public Addiction Treatment & Detox for Benzodiazepines and Alcohol in Ontario

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Alcohol Treatment, Blog | 0 comments

Alex* is addicted to benzodiazepines and alcohol and has seizures from alcohol withdrawals. His family fought hard to get him into the CAMH medically-supervised withdrawal unit. Both his family and the doctor at CAMH agree he needs long-term treatment for 90+ days, preferably a minimum of 6 months. For a list of medically-supervised withdrawal units in Ontario: June*, his mother, called us looking for treatment facilities fulfilling the criteria listed above. Below...

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Ontario Programs for Families Affected by Addiction

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Blog, Opioid/Heroin Addiction | 0 comments

Ella* is a volatile poly substance abuser (including opiates). Her mother, Ruth*, has custody of her 3 kids. While Ruth is looking for treatment programs for Ella, her biggest challenge would be convincing her daughter that treatment is the best thing for her. We provided resources for available treatment program and outpatient offices in her area (London, Ontario) that also deal with affected family members and loved ones. Outpatient Facilities with Family Programs Addiction Services of Thames Valley (ADSTV) 260-200 Queens Avenue  London, ON...

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OHIP Treatment Programs for Women

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Alcohol Treatment, Blog | 0 comments

The caller in this blog, Miranda*, has so far stayed over 90 days in Bellwood and spent close to $50,000 on treatment. She relapsed after 7 months of sobriety and, now, her family has withdraw support. She’s been in the ER for alcohol 4 times in the last 30 days. Miranda is now looking for OHIP resources. Here’s the information we gave her: To be admitted into a government funded program there are set of steps that need to be completed: 1. You will need to be sober (A medically-supervised withdrawal unit is suggested for those with...

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Detox & Outpatient Facilities in Ontario for Opiate Addiction

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Blog, Opioid/Heroin Addiction | 0 comments

Brampton-Mississauga is an area in Ontario that we receive calls regularly about opiate abuse. A sister, Amy, living in the area called for her 29-year-old brother, Will*, who uses 80 mg of Oxycontin regularly. Wanted to know where she could help him get into a facility for withdrawal. Will wanted to keep working and Amy wanted to know what outpatient programs were available to him. Because this is Will’s second relapse, we thought it might be a good idea for Will to have his drug and alcohol counsellor refer him to a residential program. He...

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Methadone & Suboxone Treatment Programs in Ontario

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Blog, Methadone & Opiate Replacements | 0 comments

Parker* from Northern Ontario is looking for the facility, Camillus Centre. He had heard through the grapevine that they accept individuals on Methadone and Suboxone. He works as a training coordinator where he supports students in the heavy machinery training program and then helps find employment afterwards. However, he’s been getting several calls from students who are on stabilized methadone or Suboxone doses and are being refused employment because the employer says they are not “sober”. Parker is looking for programs...

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Resources for Parents & Teen Marijuana Use

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Blog, Parent/Family Support | 0 comments

This mother, Karen*, called in distraught that the OHIP mental health and addiction office in her community will not assist her in helping her son realize the harms of smoking marijuana or the future problems it could cause for him. Her son, Drew*, is almost 16. This means any public treatment/therapy must be voluntarily, unless court ordered. This is something brought up by parents all over Canada. Legally, their teens are not adults until 18 or 19 meaning parents are responsible for them still, but provincial healthcare systems will not...

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Getting into OHIP Public Addiction Treatment

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Blog | 0 comments

Marie* went to Leipzig Serenity Retreat in Saskatchewan. She didn’t say when she attended or how long she had remained sober post-treatment, but she relapsed. Marie also didn’t want to go to the AA meetings because she didn’t feel comfortable without the support of people like the LSR staff and alumni. She was worried about paying for treatment a second time if it didn’t work the first time. I asked her if she had made any effort to seek out a therapist or call the program back. She said I did a few times and then...

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