Sep 17

Public Addiction Treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment...

There are four provincial health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to access addiction treatment in Newfoundland, you must determine if you are located in the Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, or Labrador-Grenfell Health region. The health authorities offer services for both substance use and process addictions like gambling, as well as services for those who are using and those who are affected by a loved one's use. Newfoundland offers outpatient counseling,...
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Aug 29

New Alcohol Withdrawal Training for Doctors

A new study out of Canada, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association has called for new training for emergency and family doctors to better help those with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The study urges the use of a questionnaire called the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale. In their research 530 studies involving 71, 000 patients were looked at, with St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver being the only hospital in Canada to use the questionnaire. Dr. Evan...
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Aug 16

How to Access Drug Rehab, Alcohol Treatment, and Addiction Services in PEI (Prince Edward...

It can be overwhelming when you first start looking for drug rehab or alcohol treatment options. Especially if you live in a smaller province like PEI (Prince Edward Island) where there are limited services and resources. This blog will help you find the government-funded addiction services you need to begin your recovery in Prince Edward's Island. Addiction Services for Adults: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Programs in PEI Addiction Services is the PEI government's central hub...
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Jul 16

Nova Scotia Government Funded Drug Rehab & Alcohol Treatment Programs

For this Provincial Snapshot learn how to access Nova Scotia government-funded drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs. Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Like most of the other provinces we have covered so far, it is best to start with your primary care provider when looking for addiction treatment. Your family doctor can provide you with referrals to both public and private treatment programs. Find your closest outpatient Community Mental Health and Addictions Clinics here. Most of...
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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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