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1. The Best Drug Treatment Centres To Seek For Help During Addiction Phase. 2. The Best Drug Treatment Centres: Top Five Facilities to be expected. 3. Six easy steps to escape alcohol addiction. 4. More Treatments for Substance Addicts. 5. Alcohol addiction - stages of progression. 6. Want to be Alcohol-Free after Rehab? Here is How. 7. The Benefits Of Selecting The Right Alcohol Rehab Centers. 8. Alcohol Treatment Centres in Canada: Practical Hints and Solutions. 9. Best Advice For Addicts Planning To Consult Treatment Centres. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Getting To Know Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres

Getting To Know Canadian Addiction Treatment
  1. The Best Drug Treatment Centres To Seek For Help
    During Addiction Phase
  2. The Best Drug Treatment Centres Top Five
    Facilities to be expected
  3. Six easy steps to escape alcohol addiction
  4. More Treatments for Substance Addicts
  5. Alcohol addiction - stages of progression
  6. Want to be Alcohol-Free after Rehab? Here is How
  7. The Benefits Of Selecting The Right Alcohol Rehab
  8. Alcohol Treatment Centres in Canada Practical
    Hints and Solutions
  9. Best Advice For Addicts Planning To Consult
    Treatment Centres

The Best Drug Treatment Centres To Seek For Help
During Addiction Phase
  • Consultancy centers
  • These centers offer various services and are not
    limited to drug treatments. Drug addicts can be
    given emotional and psychological consultancy
    services. In some cases, they can refer patients
    to drug treatment centers depending on the level
    of severity. To curb the spread of communicable
    diseases through sharing of needles, new syringes
    are provided to replace the old ones.
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Drug addiction can be sorted out by drug
    rehabilitation centers by administering some
    treatment modules to curb the addiction. In
    Canada, there are several drug treatment centers
    that are available for any type of addict.
  • Before commencement of treatment, the drug addict
    is admitted to the center. This is very important
    to ensure that proper surveillance is done to
    ensure that the addict doesnt get involved in
    drugs or alcohol again. This process helps to
    detoxify the system completely and the treatment
    duration may extend from one month to three
    months. During this period, the patient will have
    to be under care and attention.

The Best Drug Treatment Centres Top Five
Facilities to be expected
  • Quarters clean, spacious, and organized
  • Amongst several qualities of the facility center
    that cannot be compromised are cleanliness,
    organization, and space. The duration of a
    complete rehab programme can be up to 2 months.
    During this period, it is important that the
    residential quarter is inhabitable. Most
    importantly, it should facilitate the recovery
    process. At this point, the practicality of a
    luxurious environment is that it can greatly
    improve patients condition. But this is not a
    guarantee for successful results.
  • Rooms therapeutic and treatment-friendly
  • The rehab facility should boast of special and
    dedicated rooms for therapy and treatment. In
    most facilities, these rooms are usually private
    and assigned to one patient at a time.
  • Food must be healthy and tasty
  • This is an important factor because the right
    food with the right supplements can facilitate
    the treatment and restorative process. Contrary
    to popular opinion, there are exceptional rehab
    centers across the United Kingdom that serve such
    meals to patients. A sample meal regimen to be
    expected in such center is a low-sugar meal with
    a balanced combination of nutrients.

The Best Drug Treatment Centres Top Five
Facilities to be expected
  • Community Spaces
  • These are recreational spots around the facility
    which promote the interaction and participation
    of patients. The benefit of such spaces is that
    they help these people recreate typical
    situations in the society. By so doing, the
    transition and recovery phases are faster and
    more efficient.
  • Spaces for physical activities
  • While these may be likened to community spaces,
    they are sports facilities such as tennis courts
    or gymnasia that promote physical activities.
    Happiness levels are generally spiked by such
    activities. Once these patients are acquainted
    with these sports, they can develop healthy
    habits that will be useful outside the walls of
    the facility.

Six easy steps to escape alcohol addiction
  • Stay true to your intention to quit
  • This is the first step in getting out of the
    woods. Without determination and
    self-discipline, you may be drawn back to
    alcohol. A trick is to make alcohol the enemy,
    then convince yourself that quitting alcohol will
    improve your well-being. It is always advised
    that you do not try to quit alcohol because you
    were told to do so. As a personal conviction, you
    must do this from the core of your heart. This is
    because once the external influence is gone,
    there is a tendency for you to go back to it.
  • Do away with your alcohol reminders
  • By getting rid of reminders such as bottles, you
    can curb alcohol addiction. Once in a while, you
    can offer guests non-alcoholic drinks such as
    soft drink, tea or coffee rather than alcohol.
    This can lessen the probability of addiction.
    Also, you should avoid friends or colleagues who
    also influence you to consume alcohol.
  • In this phase, social drinking should be avoided
  • Social drinking has the tendency to extend to
    addiction, thus it is important to avoid it to
    curb the temptation of consuming extra bottles.
    Some addicts fall into the trap of consuming
    extra volumes of alcohol because of the fear of
    being maligned by friends and colleagues for
    having a low threshold for alcohol. This makes
    them consume even more during social gatherings.
    In this case, it is advised that such a person
    avoids attending social events that will lure
    him, at least until the addiction wears away.

Six easy steps to escape alcohol addiction
  • Rehabilitation centers should be consulted
  • Nowadays, it is easy to find suitable addiction
    centers in Toronto that are skilled in
    administering qualitative care to addicts. These
    groups of people train and motivate addicts until
    they quit the substance. As part of the process,
    the doctors will measure general health and body
    conditions of the affected person. However,
    patients who prefer private care can get
    treatments without entering the four walls of the
    rehabilitation center. This is beneficial for
    those who nurture the fear of being under strict
    invigilation during the process.
  • Measurement of success
  • For an effective and efficient result, the addict
    should measure the rate of success or result.
    Once you make up your mind to quit, you must
    start seeing results. Your social and physical
    features should be corrected in such a way that a
    normal eating and social pattern is re-installed.
    If the addict can survive a month without
    consuming alcohol, then progress is made. The
    moment the addict finds it easy to ignore a cold
    bottle of alcohol, then he is out of alcohol
  • Offer a helping hand to other addicts
  • This method serves as a check for the addict as
    well. Before you can help others quit, it means
    you already have a keen interest in quitting
    alcohol. The pressure to quit begins to build up
    when you have a lot of people looking up to you.

More Treatments for Substance Addicts
  • Detoxification
  • The consequence of alcohol addiction affects both
    the physical and emotional health of the addict.
    Popular known as detox, this treatment option
    is performed by specialists by flushing out the
    negative substances from the system. Generally,
    it can be classified under step-by-step treatment
    processes which are primarily done to ensure a
    complete isolation of the toxic substance from
    the addicts fluid stream.
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as shaking, delirium,
    and seizures can also be controlled by certain
    medications. Yet, this largely depends on the
    stage of addiction. Sometimes, these medications
    can be combined with inpatient care.
  • When it comes to alcohol addiction, other classes
    of drugs such as clonidine, carbamazepine, and
    benzodiazepines are used. But outpatient care
    requires tranquilizers. For cocaine addiction,
    withdrawal symptoms are treated with
    antidepressant drugs these symptoms can range
    from anxiety to depression. For an ultimate
    treatment, combining recovery program with a
    detox process yields best results for the
    improvement of the patients healthcare.

More Treatments for Substance Addicts
  • Inpatient and outpatient services
  • A simple example of inpatient treatment is the
    detox process. The effective treatment method is
    usually administered in most residential
    treatment centers and hospitals. But it should be
    known that the process will yield a better result
    when the patient is regularly monitored and
    evaluated for a complete isolation of the
    addictive substance.
  • Outpatient services, on the other hand, are
    performed in private in many mental health care
    centers and facilities or addiction treatment
    centers. But this may be inefficient because the
    patient is hardly monitored or evaluated as often
    as expected due to other commitments outside the
    treatment routine. To achieve a result-oriented
    outpatient support treatment, a treatment
    strategy has to be implemented and relapse should
    be considered. This will ensure that the patient
    is weaned from the drug with or without
  • Nutrition
  • From studies, most addicts lack comprehensive and
    nourishing diets in their system. This has been
    noticed in cigarette, alcohol, and drug addicts.
    In fact, bad nutrition is one of the tell-tale
    signs and symptoms of addiction. Good nutrition
    goes a long way in restoring brain power,
    improving general body fitness and condition, and
    stamina. In other cases, supplements are combined
    with these diets especially if the addiction is
    quite intense.

Alcohol addiction - stages of progression
  • Early stage
  • This is best characterized by sneaking of drinks
    and drugs, however applicable. This is often
    preceded by thoughts to misuse or abuse the
    substance. For instance, regular doses begin to
    vary. Gradual and controlled dosage becomes
    sporadic. For alcohol addiction, the affected
    person begins to gulp his drink faster than
    usual. A common route of administering drugs in
    addicted patients is by injection. Most times,
    the dosage is spiked. Eventually, repetition of
    these processes results in memory blackouts.
  • Middle stage
  • Loss of control is the main feature of this
    stage. For addicted individuals, there is no line
    between right and wrong and self-discipline is
    often compromised. The frequency of relief
    drinking increases. Because of the fall in the
    value system, the addict finds it comfortable to
    come up with an excuse for taking the substance.
    Even though he knows the consequences of
    overdose, he cons himself into abusing the
  • Late stage
  • Shakes and tremors set in after an accumulated
    time of drug and alcohol addiction. For want of
    control, lengthy binges cannot be avoided. Some
    cognitive and thinking processes become impaired,
    resulting in irrationality. Accumulated guilt
    makes the addict persistently remorse. While
    tolerance decreases, there is an increase in
    emotional instability. Other common features are
    deterioration in physical health and moral

Want to be Alcohol-Free after Rehab? Here is How
  • Ensure you apply for aftercare
  • Every addict that has been kept in rehab has a
    tendency to experience a craving for alcohol a
    stage called relapse. It has been proven that the
    most accurate predictors of relapse are the
    minimization of aftercare and overconfidence.
    Aftercare therapy is a follow-up course that
    monitors the patient just after rehabilitation.
    With this therapy, the out-patient can be given
    the necessary support to maintain a long-lasting
    resolve to be sober. In addition to these,
    aftercare therapy is coined in such a way that
    the patient will remain grounded and focused.
  • Get yourself busy
  • By getting busy, it means the out-patient wants
    to try as hard as possible to not be around
    people that will generally influence him to go
    back to alcohol. In case of restlessness,
    boredom, and loneliness set in, it is advised
    that a support officer is called the person may
    be from your family or close friends. Generally,
    a lot of alcoholics have a problem with spending
    time in the absence of alcohol. By making
    non-alcoholic friends and learning new hobbies,
    one can pass time successfully. One of the safest
    methods to get busy is to find an engagement or a
    paid job that will be worth the while.
  • Nurture yourself
  • A craving can be triggered by a lot of things.
    Hunger, anger, loneliness, and tiredness are
    popular culprits that can induce cravings.
    Therefore, by eating the right meal at the right
    time and in the right proportion, the body will
    get enough nourishment that will prevent the
    induction of a craving. Other safe health
    practices are regular sleep and keeping sane

Want to be Alcohol-Free after Rehab? Here is How
  • The relapse prevention training must be adhered
  • No one wants to work so hard to get themselves
    out of trouble and sink back into it again.
    However, it is important that you envisage the
    situations that may lead to relapse. The relapse
    programme is run in such a way that it prepares
    the patients to apply new skills and knowledge in
    difficult situations. For instance, they are
    equipped with the signals of relapse ad the
    course of action to take.
  • Ensure not to fall into addiction if you decide
    to slip and drink again
  • Relapse cannot be totally excluded from the
    possibilities of after-rehab, it is possible to
    lead a clean life after addition has been
    treated. By being in control of your life, you
    can minimize the occurrence of relapse to the
    minimum. If you fall victim to relapse
    eventually, seek help and counseling.
  • Listen to good suggestions
  • There are many people in rehab centers that are
    specialists in teaching alcoholics to lead a sane
    life. Having compared a wide range of people, it
    is important to know that the specialists know
    what works for each person. Thus, it is best to
    listen to them in times of trouble.

The Benefits Of Selecting The Right Alcohol Rehab
  • Stable environment
  • A stable environment facilitates the recovery
    phase of the addict. Most of the time, the
    environment within which a patient is kept can
    contribute to recovery or damage during the
    process. Newly recovering addicts are in dire
    need of stable environments to aid their
    recovery. The serenity and ambiance of a safe
    facility contribute to mental health and
    responsiveness of the addict. Also, the
    counselors in the facility will help the patient
    to resist further temptations to consume alcohol.
  • Opportunity for peer support
  • With peer support comes mutual understanding.
    After all, seeing other addicts recover from in
    rehabilitation is enough encouragement to be rid
    of the addiction. When a group of people who
    share the same disease is in constant touch, this
    will facilitate support and continues sobriety.
    Also, there will be no fear of rejection from
    other people who are facing the same struggles as
    the individual. Because of this, expression of
    thoughts will not be difficult.

The Benefits Of Selecting The Right Alcohol Rehab
  • Moral support
  • The success of rehabilitation treatment is
    measured by the ability of the process to
    restrain the individuals from being addicted to
    the harmful substance again. Thus, these rehab
    facilities help with moral support to boost
    self-control and self-restraining ability of the
    victim. They encourage the individual to live a
    life devoid of alcohol. By outlining the
    different methods of living a safe life without
    alcohol, they help the addicts remain steadfast
    in their pursuits of non-addiction. In most
    centers, there is a 12-step program that is aimed
    at eliminating addiction problem effectively.
  • After-care support
  • This support is given to addicts after the
    rehabilitation program. The purpose of this
    support is to ensure that there is minimal or no
    relapse when the patient leaves the facility.
    Sometimes, aftercare begins immediately at the
    facility. Usually, it is a daunting task to
    surmount temptations from taking the substance
    again. But the counsels and guides given to the
    patient during after-care treatment are
    sufficient to prevent a relapse.

Alcohol Treatment Centres in Canada Practical
Hints and Solutions
  • While a license is particularly important for
    most treatment centers, the doctor-in-charge must
    have a proof of license as well before they can
    proceed with treatments. This is not a guarantee
    for results but it is necessary to ascertain
    excellent treatment.
  • Presently, all Canadian residents do not have to
    incur huge costs of travel for treatment of
    alcohol addiction or drug addiction. In rare
    cases, a few people spend fortunes to get
    top-notch treatments outside Canada.
  • Support for alcohol addicts is very necessary.
    The mechanism of alcoholism is a complex one.
    Before the individual slips in addiction, he
    notices a constant craving for the substance.
    Afterward, he becomes uncomfortable spending a
    day without it. Gradually, isolation and
    self-centeredness set in and he begins to live in
    a world of fantasy. This is not a good phase at
  • If you are experiencing such traits, you should
    get registered at a good treatment center near
    you. There is no need to treat yourself, being
    under someone elses surveillance will facilitate
    results. Your body will begin to malfunction when
    you do not get alcohol, this reason is sufficient
    to seek a treatment center.

Best Advice For Addicts Planning To Consult
Treatment Centres
  • In worse cases, psychotic addicts are remanded in
    a psychiatric unit before addiction. This stage
    is necessary to stabilize the affected patient
    before addiction treatment can be administered.
    Again, a detoxification regimen will be given to
    the patient to flush out any harmful substance
    that may cause the mental imbalance. Although
    Post-Acute Withdrawals (PAWs) may be experienced
    by some patients during detoxification, the
    process can last up to 84 days. An example of a
    drug that causes PAWs is benzodiazepine.
  • In addition, some addicts may become so violent
    that they become harmful to those around them.
    These individuals cannot be allowed in the rehab
    facility. A psychiatric setting will induce
    stability and conformity before they can be
    transferred to appropriate centers.
  • Others may nurture the risk to harm themselves by
    attempted suicide or self-infliction of pain.
    Qualified counselors and psychologist will draft
    a proper treatment plan to suit the addiction
    type in question.

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