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Canadadrugrehab.ca is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.
Canadian Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs Central Newfoundland
|Source: Statistics Canada, Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 census.|
A map of Central Newfoundland RIHA shows the various municipalities within Central Newfoundland boundaries.
NEWFOUNDLAND (PROVINCE-WIDE) EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Suicide & Crisis Lines
Kids Help Phone counsellors provide children and adolescents with immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Mental Health Crisis Line
47 St. Clare Avenue
St. John's NL A1C 2J9
Telecare St. John's
PO Box 294
St. John's NL A1C 2J3
Newfoundland Problem Gambling Help Line
Note: open 24hrs a day. Available in English & French.
Refer to the Gambling Addiction Treatment section for a list of problem gambling treatment services.
CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES
See Newfoundland Emergency Services.
GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND (PROVINCE-WIDE) HEALTH SERVICES
Newfoundland Health and Community Services
PO Box 8700
St. John's NL A1B 4J6
CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES
As of April 1, 2005 the three health boards in central Newfoundland were integrated to become the Central Regional Integrated Health Authority. The Central West Health Corporation , the Central East Health Care Institutions Board and Health and Community Services - Central websites are still the best source of information for Central Newfoundland.
Central RHIA also provides mental health services (scroll to bottom left corner of page).
GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND (PROVINCE-WIDE) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES
Department of Health and Community Services
Main Floor, West Block
PO Box 8700
St. Johns NL A1B 4J6
Phone: (709) 729-1335
CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND RHIA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES
Mental Health and Addictions Services
Health & Community Services - Central
1443 Bennett Drive
Gander NL A1V 2E6
Phone: (709) 651-6326
Note: there are two Addictions Services offices in the Central region. The Grand Falls-Windsor office is staffed by a full-time Addictions Counselor and a Regional Clinical Supervisor, who also provides addictions counseling. The office is located at the sound End Centre in the Provincial Building on Cromer Avenue.
The Gander office is located on the second floor of the Blundon Building, 143 Bennett Drive. It is staffed by a full time Addictions Counselor and an Addictions Coordinator who is responsible for regional education and prevention initiatives, as well as the provision of addictions counseling. The Regional Director of Mental Health Services and Addictions Services is located in the Gander office and is responsible for the overall administration of the Addictions and Mental Health programs:
Central Regional Integrated Health Authority
143 Bennett Drive
Gander NL A1V 2E6
Phone: (709) 256-2813
Central Regional Integrated Health Authority
South End Centre Provincial Building
Grand Falls-Windsor NL A2A 1W9
Phone: (709) 489-8180
ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES BY MUNICIPALITY
Type of Service
Each listing here provides alcohol and drug treatment services that are either medical, outpatient or residential:
Due to the lack of available detoxification services, you may have to travel outside of your municipality for assistance.
If you require residential alcohol and drug rehab, you may need to travel outside of your municipality to find a program that provides the right combination of length of stay, treatment philosophy, suitable peer group, staff training, etc. Wait lists are also common so looking outside of your region may help you locate a program with a shorter waitlist.
Since outpatient visits are typically provided on an ongoing basis for a few hours each week, try to find a service provider that is within a reasonable driving distance from your home community.
Source of Funding
Providers may be government-funded, government-subsidized or privately-funded (fee for service):
Government-funded programs typically have either the provincial ministry of health or local health authority somewhere in name of the organization. Also, the vast majority of hospitals in Canada are government-funded.
Government-subsidized providers receive major funding from the government in addition to donations and other revenue streams such as thrift stores (Salvation Army is an example). For the most part, government-subsidized programs are typically non-governmental organizations with an independent management team and board of directors.
Privately-funded providers include physicians in private practice even though under Canada's universal health care policy, the government is billed for services rendered to individual Canadians. Although some privately-funded drug and alcohol rehab services exist in Canada, the vast majority are either government-funded or government-subsidized. Please note that privately-funded providers listed in canadadrugrehab.ca may be for-profit or not-for-profit. Since no distinction between for-profit and not-for-profit is made in canadadrugrehab.ca, visitors to this website that require additional information should contact the service provider directly.
How to search in this section:
1. This section is listed alphabetically by municipality. Scroll down to the name of the municipality or use the quick links at the top of the page
2. to find a provider by name (company name or professional's last name) click the Control (Ctrl) key and, while holding it down, click the 'F' key
3. A "Find" window will pop up. In the space type in the name, avoiding use of first name or other words that could narrow down your search too far
Programs that treat the physical aspects of alcohol and drug misuse such as withdrawal management (detox), addiction medicine, drug testing and methadone maintenance. For more information see the Medical Section.
Programs offered once or twice a week with, typically one to three hours per session and are either government-funded (free) or private (ranging $50 to $200 / hour depending on therapist qualifications). Meals and accommodation are NOT provided. For more information see the Outpatient Section.
Programs that provide counseling, meals and accommodation. Primary Treatment (usually 30 days) is intensive therapy followed by Support Recovery (usually 6 months or longer) where clients learn to transition back to society. Government-funded residential treatment is usually no cost or $50 per day but requires a referral from a family doctor, medical detox or government-funded outpatient clinic. Private treatment can range from $200 to $500 per day and does not require a referral. For more information see the Residential Section.
Meetings are social gatherings for people who desire to stop drinking (AA, LifeRing, etc.), drugs (NA, CA) or have a loved one that is struggling with alcohol or drugs (Al-Anon, Nar-Anon). These groups are NOT therapy. For more information see the Meetings section.
Trained professionals that assist families with family members who refuse to get help with an addiction. Fees are not covered by the government and can cost hundreds of dollars up to $5000 (plus travel expenses) depending on the interventionist. For more information see the Find an Interventionist section.