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Apr 18

Addiction to Remission: Recovery Terminology to Know about Drugs and Alcohol

When working on your substance use issues, you'll encounter some recovery terminology you may not know yet. A lot of the terms sound similar but have quite different meanings. Read on to learn more about what industry professionals mean when they use them, and how they apply to your journey. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is one of the resources used to compile this list of terminology. It is an authority in the world of addiction medicine, and also acknowledges that...
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Apr 16

Help Finding Public Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Ontario

This month, learn how to access public drug and alcohol treatment in Ontario in the next installment of  Provincial Snapshot. Each month, we are outlining the steps you must take to access public drug and alcohol treatment in each province. This blog will detail how to access different levels of addiction and mental health care. If you or someone you know requires urgent help, please call 911. Drug and Alcohol Helpline If you have substance use problems, Ontario is one of the best provinces...
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Mar 19

Outpatient, Inpatient, Rehab, and Detox: What Do They Actually Mean?

The terminology used in drug rehab and alcohol treatment brochures and online can be confusing if you are not familiar with the industry. We have compiled a few commonly used terms here in an effort to make accessing treatment and other resources easier. Outpatient and Inpatient in terms of Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Programs in Canada Outpatient and inpatient treatment programs are similar in that they both use group therapy. Some of these support groups are evidence-based and others...
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Feb 26

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 26 to March 4 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in Canada. The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a great resource for Canadians looking for treatment for themselves or for a loved one. It has easy to understand information that goes into more detail about what constitutes an eating disorder. Canada Drug Rehab has listings of private practice therapists as well as residential treatment facilities that focus on eating disorders. Today’s blog looks at what...
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Feb 22

Help Finding Public Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Alberta

This month, learn how to access public drug and alcohol treatment in Alberta in the next installment of  Provincial Snapshot. Each month Canada Drug Rehab is outlining the steps you must take to access public drug and alcohol treatment in each province. If you read the blog on Alberta's current mental health and addiction strategies, you will know that mental health and addiction are being brought under the same umbrella. Until that happens, the services are still split so you must access...
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Feb 15

Current Alberta Government Drug and Alcohol Treatment Strategies

Alberta is addressing mental health and addiction issues by improving drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Red Deer, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat. The NDP government has increased overall funding and upgraded social detoxes to medically supervised clinics. The government is being guided by a province wide mental health and addiction review released at the beginning of 2016. Opioid Crisis Response Alberta has focused on five main objectives to address the opioid crisis the province is...
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