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 the program she was looking for (which turned out to be the Tennant House in Brockville, Ontario). Before we ended our call, Sheila also asked for long-term co-ed programs. Oddly enough as we combed the directory, we realized there was only one long-term co-ed program for adults in Ontario: Brentwood Recovery Home in Windsor, ON (28-90days) Almost all the other listed programs were gender-specific, long-term (90+ days) or short-term co-ed (18-35days). There were a handful of short-term gender separate programs as well. If you operate a long-term co-ed treatment facility in Canada, contact us to be listed in our...

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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 sober, make an appointment with a drug and alcohol counsellor at the closest local mental health and addiction office. The counsellor may refer to an outpatient programs as an interim solution, while the client is put on a waitlist for a residential treatment program. When you’re searching for treatment facilities, here is a list of potential questions you may want to ask facilities. Once waitlisted, client need to do whatever it takes to keep them sober while they wait for their intake date, which could be weeks to months. This means going to meetings, accessing outpatient services, volunteering, going to the gym, or anything that will keep them occupied until it’s treatment time. Once in residential facility, a client will spend their time in an intensified treatment program. Hopefully with the pre-treatment sobriety and the new skills developed in treatment, a person can hopefully return back the “real world” and learn to live life without substances. ASSESSMENT OFFICE LOCATION Richmond Hill Outpatient Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) Richmond Hill Office
 Family Life Centre 10610 Bayview Avenue 
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3N8 Phone: (905) 841-7007 ext: 322 
Toll-Free: 1(800) 263-2288 ext: 322 This is your nearest outpatient office. They will be able to offer you more counselling for your addiction in the Richmond Hill area. Call them and book an appointment. Here is a link to the outpatient locations that exist in Ontario you can use to find other offices if it’s going to take an unreasonable time to get an appointment with your local office. DETOX – WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT Here are the nearest locations that will see you through withdrawals if you cannot taper off alcohol on your own. It typically takes 5-10 days to complete withdrawals from alcohol. If preferable you can talk to your doctor about home withdrawal or safe taper. You can also use this link to see if there are other cities nearby you would be willing to travel to for withdrawal: http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/ON/Ontario-Medical-Detox-Alcohol-Drug-Rehab-Programs.html#medical Richmond Hill Withdrawal Management Services (Detox) Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR)
 Community Withdrawal 21 Dunlop St.
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 2M6 Phone: (905) 841-7007 ext. 322
 Toll-Free: 1(800) 263-2288 ext. 322 Website: www.asyr.ca Addiction Services – Royal Victoria Hospital Community Care Centre 70 Wellington Street West Barrie, ON L4N 1K4 Phone: (705) 728-4226 ext. 24300 or 24100 Fax: (705) 728-7308 Website: http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca/Directory/Program/262 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
 3rd floor – 60 White Squirrel Way
 Toronto, ON M4G 3Z1 Phone: (416) 535-8501 ext. 36071
 Toll-Free: 1(800) 463-2338 ext. 6616 Website: CAMH Medical Withdrawal Unit Bridgewood Chemical Dependency Program Elective Inpatient Withdrawal Program 2175 Keele Street
 Toronto, ON M6M 3Z4 Phone:(416) 658-2029
 Website: Mental Health and Addiction Services OHIP RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS Using the list of questions from above you can start calling these programs to see if they have a bed available sooner rather than later. St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake Camillus Centre 3-9 Oakland Boulevard Elliot Lake, ON P5A 2T1 Phone: (705) 848-2652 Phone: (705) 848-2129 ext. 242 (intake) Website: www.sjgh.ca Note: 21-day abstinence and 12-step...

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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:  http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/toronto-rehab.html#medical_services June*, his mother, called us looking for treatment facilities fulfilling the criteria listed above. Below is the information we provided her. Long-term treatment programs in Ontario for men can be found on this list: http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/ON/Ontario-Residential-Alcohol-Drug-Rehab-Programs.html#adult Some of these programs are OHIP, while others are charitable. In other words, the programs listed having costs ranging from no-cost (public health coverage), moderate fees (charitable and nonprofit organizations), and full coverage required (private treatment). There are many short-term programs on this list as well, including fee-for-service alternatives ranging between $8,000-$20,000 for approximately 30 days worth of treatment. Before choosing a program, make sure you have the contact information for the addictions and mental health office in Ingersoll to get a referral for Alex (if it wasn’t completed at CAMH): Addiction Services of Thames Valley (ADSTV)
 121 Thames Street N 
Ingersoll, ON N5C 3C9 Phone: (519) 673-3242
E-Mail: intake@adstv.on.ca Below is the list of long-term residential programs we recommended: The Brock Cottage 58 Wall Street Brockville, ON K6V 4S1 Phone: (613) 342-6415 Fax: (613) 498-1376 E-Mail: brockcottage@brockcottage.org Website: http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca/Directory/Organization/1497 St. Denis Centre 339 Second St. East Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y8 Phone: (613)933-0418 (direct) Toll-Free: 1(800) 272-9236 ext.107 (Admission/referral) Fax: (613) 933-3825 E-Mail: annzeran@aseo-steo.org Website: http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca/Directory/Program/1932 Salvation Army Hope Acres Rehabilitation Centre 998614 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline Glencairn, ON L0M 1K0 Phone: (705) 466-3435 ext. 251 Fax: (705) 466-2102 E-Mail: Yvonne.forrest@hopeacres.ca Website: www.hopeacres.ca Hope Place Centres – Halton Recovery House 8173 Trafalgar Road Hornby, ON L0P 1E0 Phone: (905) 878-1120 Ext. 222 or 228 (Intake) Toll-Free: 1(877) 761-6357 Fax: (605) 878-1269 E-Mail: rickm@hopeplacecentres.org Website: www.hopeplacecentres.org Caritas Project – Community Against Drugs King City, ON Phone: (416) 748-9988 Toll-Free: 1(800) 201-8138 Fax: (416) 748-7341 E-Mail: help@caritas.ca Website: www.caritas.ca Salvation Army Kingston Harbour Light 562 Princess Street Kingston, ON K7L 1C7 Phone: (613) 546-2333 Fax: (613) 546-4699 E-Mail: kingharb@kingstonharbourlight.org Website: www.kingstonharbourlight.org Teen Challenge London 9340 Sharon Road London, ON N6P 1R6 Phone: (519) 652-0777 Toll-Free: 1(888) 417-7777 E-Mail: ernie.tell@teenchallenge.ca Website: www.tclondon.ca Seven South Street Treatment Centre 7 South Street Orillia, ON L3V 3T1 Phone: (705) 325-3566 Fax: (705) 325-9355 E-Mail: scmps@csolve.net Website: www.sevensouthstreet.ca Teen Challenge North 1446 Great Northern Road Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K7 Phone: (705) 942-7771 Toll-Free: 1(800) 480-3153 E-Mail: linda.hall@teenchallenge.ca Website: www.tcnorth.ca Salvation Army – Sudbury New Life Centre 
 146 Larch Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 1C2 Phone: (705) 673-1175
Fax: (705) 673-0140 Website: www.salvationarmysudbury.ca E-Mail: Use form on “contact us” page. Rockhaven Recovery
 402 Brady St.
Sudbury, ON P3B 2P6 Phone: (705) 675-1179
Fax: (705) 671-8069 E-Mail: intake@rockhavenrecovery.ca
Website: www.rockhavenrecovery.ca Charity House (Windsor) Brentwood Recovery Home 2335 Dougall Avenue Windsor, ON N8X 1S9 Phone: (519) 253-2441 ext. 240 E-Mail: email@brentwoodrecovery.com *Name changed for confidentiality and...

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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 N6A 1J3 Phone: (519) 673-3242 (ext. 222) E-Mail: intake@adstv.on.ca Description: assessment and outpatient counselling for youth and adults. Also has a program for family members, significant others, pregnant women and women with children up to 6 months of age. French available. Westover Treatment Centre – London 379 Dundas Street London, ON N6B 1V5 Phone: (519) 692-5110 E-Mail: homeoffice@westover-fdn.org Description: outpatient counselling for youth, adults and affected family members and significant others. These facilities offer both outpatient services and assessment services needed to apply for Canada’s only government-funded “affected family member” (Co-Dependency) Residential Treatment Program (offered by LHIN throughout Ontario), which also offers a specialized program for kids affected by substance use. This webpage also offers helpful information for family/friends of addicted loved ones needing treatment and...

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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 severe alcohol use and dependency) 2. Once you are sober, book an appointment with a drug and alcohol counsellor at the closest local mental health and addiction office 3. The counsellor will likely (1) refer you to an outpatient program as an interim solution and (2) put you on a waitlist for a residential treatment program. 4. Once wait listed, it is important to stay sober before your intake date (which could be weeks to months). This means going to peer-support meetings, attending outpatient therapy, keeping busy and not becoming idle (e.g. volunteering, going to the gym, or anything that will keep you occupied until it’s treatment time). 5. Once in residential treatment, clients will spend their time in an intensified treatment program. With the pre-treatment sober time and new personal knowledge and understanding of coping, relapse prevention, and self-awareness, a person can hopefully return back home and learn to flourish in a life. It will be beneficial to research the programs you may be referred to. Here are some questions to consider asking to ensure your needs are met once you start treatment. ASSESSMENT This is the office for receiving outpatient programming and booking a referral appointment: Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) 
- Vaughan Location 4-2354 Major Mackenzie Drive
Maple, ON L6A 1W2 Phone: (905) 841-7007
Toll-Free: 1(800) 263-2288 ext.322 There are other offices around you, so if you don’t want to seek assistance at this office, use this link and see what other cities nearby you can assist you. DETOX You or your healthcare provider can refer you to a withdrawal management (“detox”) facility. The Toronto Withdrawal Management Services System (central access number: 1-866-366-9513) is your connection to day, community and residential withdrawal management services. CAMH (below) provides non-medical withdrawal services; medications will not be prescribed. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
 3rd floor – 60 White Squirrel Way 
Toronto, ON M4G 3Z1 Phone: (416) 535-8501 ext. 36071
 Toll-Free: 1(800) 463-2338 ext. 6616 Website: CAMH Medical Withdrawal Unit Humber River Regional Hospital
Bridgewood Chemical Dependency Program
Elective Inpatient Withdrawal Program 2175 Keele Street
 Toronto, ON M6M 3Z4 Phone: (416) 658-2029
 Website: Mental Health and Addiction Services RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS Here is a list of all the OHIP-funded programs. Using this list of questions, you can start calling the programs listed below to see if they have a bed available sooner rather than later. Below is the link where I got these programs from. There are more options on this list, but they are either private treatment programs or faith-based programs. Since you mentioned you aren’t very interested in a faith-based program we haven’t included them, but they do offer cheaper long-term programs. St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake (Camillus Centre) 3-9 Oakland Boulevard Elliot Lake, ON P5A 2T1 Phone: (705) 848-2652 Phone: (705) 848-2129 ext. 242 (intake) Website: www.sjgh.ca Homewood Addiction and Mental Health Division 150 Delhi Street Guelph, ON N1E 6K9 Phone: (519) 824-1010 ext.2551 (Intake) Toll-Free: 1(866) 839-2594 Fax: (519) 767-3533 E-Mail: admit@homewood.org Website: www.homewood.org Stonehenge Therapeutic Community 60 Westwood Road Guelph, ON N1H 7X3 Phone: (519) 837-1470 ext. 226 (women’s program) Phone: (519) 837-1470 ext. 227 (men’s program) Fax: (519) 837-3232 E-Mail: info@stonehengetc.com Website: www.stonehengetc.com Womankind Addiction Service St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton 431 Whitney Avenue Hamilton, ON L8S 2H6 Phone: (905) 521-9591 ext. 237 E-Mail: lwhalen@stjosham.on.ca...

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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 would be wait-listed for 6-12 weeks before he got into a program. We recommended the following facilities and resources for Will & Amy’s situation: Detox Units William Osler Health Centre – Withdrawal Management Centre 135 McLaughlin Road S Brampton, ON L6Y 2C8 Phone: (905) 456-3500 Fax: (905) 456-3522 Website: www.williamoslerhc.on.ca/patients-and-families/programs-services/mental-health-and-addictions Description: Staff is not medically trained so clients must be sufficiently stable prior to admission. Contact this program to determine suitability. The Credit Valley Hospital – Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre 2nd Floor 
2200 Eglinton Avenue W 
Mississauga, ON L5M 2N1 Phone: (905) 813-4402 Description: Assessment and outpatient counselling for adults 19 and older, including intensive outpatient counselling and a program for adults who have completed residential treatment. GRIP Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program T.A. Patterson & Associates – Mississauga Public Library 301 Burnhamthorpe Road W 
Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3 Phone: (905) 546-0775 Description: 6-week psycho-educational group for adult males only. Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre (PAARC) – East Mississauga 302-5170 Dixie Road 
Mississauga, ON L4W 1E3 Phone: (905) 629-1007 ext.22 
E-Mail: admin@paarc.com Description: Assessment and outpatient counselling for youth and adults, including a program for...

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