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North West Ontario Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs
|1.||Erie St Clair||8.||Central|
|2.||South West||9.||Central East|
|3.||Waterloo Wellington||10.||South East|
|4.||Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant||11.||Champlain|
|5.||Central West||12.||North Simcoe Muskoka|
|6.||Mississauga Halton||13.||North East|
|7.||Toronto Central||14.||North West|
|Thunder Bay, Unorganized||
|Source: Statistics Canada, Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 census.|
A summary shows how this Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) compares to other Ontario LHINs based on 2001 population statistics.
The North West LHIN is home to 242,500 people, or 2.0% of the population of Ontario. During the 1994-2004 time period the population of North West decreased, on average, by 0.4% each year. Close to 49% of the North West is concentrated in the Thunder Bay area. Kenora and Fort Frances are the next most populous areas (6.9% and 3.6% of the population respectively).
A map of the North West Ontario LHIN shows the various municipalities within North West Ontario boundaries.
ONTARIO (PROVINCE-WIDE) EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Suicide & Crisis Lines
Note: Crisis centre phone numbers across Ontario.
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.
Ontario 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.
NORTH WEST ONTARIO (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES
Crisis Response Services
Kenora Rainy River District
58 Goodall Street
P.O. Box 3003
Dryden ON P8N 2Z6
Thunder Bay Crisis Response Service
Toll-free: (888)269-3100 (district of Thunder Bay only)
Source: Centre for Suicide Prevention
GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO (PROVINCE-WIDE) HEALTH SERVICES
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides a detailed list of Local Health Integration Networks in Ontario.
Mental Health Services Information Ontario
Note: an online directory providing mental health information on treatment resources in Ontario. Confidential and anonymous assistance available 24 hours a day.
The Hospital Locator is a service of the Ontario Hospital Assocation.
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has a website of Designated Psychiatric Facilities under the Mental Health Act.
NORTH WEST ONTARIO LHIN (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES
The North West Ontario LHIN also has a list of Health Providers, Programs and Services
within the region.
A Population Health Profile (1) for North West Ontario provides an overview of social and demographic characteristics, health status, and health practices. Statistics are compared to the rest of Ontario.
The North West Ontario LHIN has additional health services information.
(1) Source: Government of Ontario, Ministry of Health. Health System Intelligence Project
GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO (PROVINCE-WIDE) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES
Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART) is designed to link callers with suitable treatment options. DART is a toll-free, province-wide, treatment information and referral service that is available to professionals and the general public. Funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
R. Samuel McLauglin Addiction and Mental Health Information Centre
serves as a central source of reliable information and provides active assistance for people seeking information, services or support.
Phone: (416) 595-6111
Toll-free: (800) 463-6273
Note: staffed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays
OPMHAN of Ontario
C/O Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
777 Bay Street, Suite 601
Toronto ON M7A 2J4
Note: has a directory of senior mental health and addiction services across Ontario listed by LHIN.
NORTH WEST ONTARIO (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES
The North West Ontario LHIN does not provide addiction services, however, the following government-funded organization does offer addiction services in this region:
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)
Kenora (serving Kenora & Rainy River Districts)
Phone: (807) 468-6372
Thunder Bay (serving Thunder Bay District)
ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB PROGRAMS 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
Disclaimer: Inclusion or omission of an organization or agency in this database does not imply endorsement or non-endorsement by canadadrugrehab.ca. In no event shall canadadrugrehab.ca be liable for any decision or action taken in reliance on information provided by this referral service. Any questions regarding an alcohol and drug rehab program listing should be directed to that organization. If you believe you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or your local crisis hotline .
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.