Mar 27

Current Government Approach to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in Saskatchewan

Every month we look at another province, and what their provincial government’s approach to mental health and addictions is. This month we are looking at Saskatchewan, but it is posing as a unique challenge. Saskatchewan released a 10-year mental health and addictions plan for the province in 2014. However, it is now in the process of dissolving its 12 health authorities into one singular health authority for the province. Will this have an impact on the province’s ability to deliver on its...
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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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Mar 12

Help Finding Public Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Saskatchewan

This month, learn how to access public drug and alcohol treatment in Saskatchewan 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.   Early Access to Treatment The four main types of publicly available treatment in...
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Mar 7

Drug Fact Sheet: Marijuana

Today's blog on marijuana looks at its origin story and its mental and physical effects. Marijuana is the dried leaves and flowers of the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The cannabis plant contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is what gives people the high. There are many ways to consume marijuana including smoking using various paraphernalia, vaporizing, and eating it mixed into food like cookies.   History Marijuana dates back at least 4000 years with references to...
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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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