Jun 14

Trans-Inclusive Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs in Canada

As part of Pride Month we are making it easier for LGBT Canadians to find LGBT-friendly drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs in Canada, and an important part of that is identifying trans-inclusive drug and alcohol treatment in Canada. A big barrier to treatment is stigma, or at least perceived stigma, and it is understandable that many trans people may feel apprehensive entering residential treatment that is often segregated by gender. However, the good news is that BC, Manitoba, and...
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Apr 26

Current Government Approach to Ontario’s Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Introduction In this month's Provincial Snapshot, we look at Ontario's mental health and addiction strategy and the subsequent updates and recommendations. Every month we look at another province, and what their provincial government’s approach to mental health and addiction treatment is. For April, we assess Open Minds, Healthy Minds, Ontario's Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy released in 2011. The four guiding goals for this strategy were “improve mental health and...
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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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