Opioid/Heroin Addiction Detox & Treatment

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog, Opioid Addiction | 0 comments

All of the stories we hear are sad in some way, but some are more heartbreaking than others…

Laura lives in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, but her son, Andrew, currently resides in Alberta. Linda recently received news that Andrew is in an Edmonton hospital recovering from an assault (likely related to substance use). He has broken ribs and fractures to the face, as well as other injuries.

Laura is looking for as many funded resources for Andrew as possible. We started off by giving her contact information for several Mental Health and Addiction offices. Over the phone, we also gave Laura contact information for several detox locations to call before she goes to Edmonton to pick Andrew up from the hospital. We also provided information for medical detoxes in Toronto if Laura decides to bring Andrew back to Ontario.

These are the closest Mental Health and Addiction offices to Laura:

Community Addiction Services of Niagara
401-60 James Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7E7
Phone: (905) 684-1183 ext. 221 E-Mail: mchudy@cas-n.ca

City of Hamilton, Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Services
3rd Floor 21 Hunter Street E Hamilton, ON L8N 1M2
Phone: (905) 546-3606 E-Mail: adgs@hamilton.ca

Suntrac Addiction Treatment Centre

Mission Services of Hamilton, Inc.
106-293 Wellington Street N Hamilton, ON L8L 7W2
Phone: (905) 528-0389 E-Mail: suntrac@mission-services.com

Wayside House of Hamilton
15 Charlton Avenue W Hamilton, ON L8P 2B8
Phone: (905) 528-8969 E-Mail: regan.anderson@gmail.coma

This link will take you to a list of additional options (alphabetically organized by city) if the facilities above are unavailable: http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/ON/Ontario-Outpatient-Alcohol-Drug-Rehab-Programs.html#govt


Andrew will most likely need to be sober prior to admission for any treatment program. Here is a link to the medical services of Ontario: http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/ON/Ontario-Medical-Detox-Alcohol-Drug-Rehab-Programs.html

There are only four locations offering medically supervised withdrawal: Two in Toronto, one in Ottawa, and the other in Sioux Lookout (near Kenora). This link will give you more options if the mens withdrawal unit in St. Catherine’s cannot assist you with his withdrawals.

St. Catherine’s Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Niagara Health System
Niagara Regional Men’s Withdrawal Management Service
10 Adams Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 2V8
Phone: (905) 682-7211 ext.1 
Fax: (905) 682-4749
 Website: www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca/Directory/Program/6848

Andrew also has pending criminal charges and may need a program that allows clients to attend hearings. Here are links to CSC programs in Ontario that will accommodate hearings and programs that accept clients on methadone (which is possible since Andrew is a frequent relapse): http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/pblct/community/onte-eng.shtml


Here is a link to all the residential programs that offer treatment in Ontario: http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/ON/Ontario-Residential-Alcohol-Drug-Rehab-Programs.html

It is a mix of private, charitable, and government-funded programs organized alphabetically by city. We suggest scrolling through the list and highlighting programs that offer long-term treatment. Start with these ones first since you mentioned it would be better for Andrew to stay in treatment as long as possible. Take notes on the programs (create a list), then call and ask the questions provided in the link below. This will help you find a program that is low in cost and long-term. Write down when you called so that you know if you’ve called and left a message. If you do not hear back from the program, call back.

When researching treatment programs, make sure to ask them all the questions necessary to ensure Andrew’s needs will be met. Here is a suggest list of questions to ask.












If Andrew begins using methadone as part of his treatment, here is the list of programs that accept clients on methadone:


Note: This is a list of programs that deal with clients who are stabilized on methadone and or tapering.


Cornwall Adult Support Recovery – Secular
St. Denis Centre
339 Second St. East
Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y8
Phone: (613)933-0418 (direct)
Toll-Free: 1(800) 272-9236 ext.107 (Admission/referral)
Fax: (613) 933-3825
E-Mail: annzeran@aseo-steo.org
Website: http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca/Directory/Program/1932


Elliot Lake Primary Treatment (30MG or less and tapering)
St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake, Camillus Centre, 3-9 Oakland Boulevard Elliot Lake, ON P5A 2T1
Phone: (705) 848-2652 Phone: (705) 848-2129 ext. 242 (intake)
Website: www.sjgh.ca

Guelph Adult Primary Treatment (30MG or less and tapering)
Homewood Addiction Services
Homewood Addiction and Mental Health Division
150 Delhi Street
Guelph, ON N1E 6K9
Phone: (519) 824-1010 ext.2551 (Intake)
Toll-Free: 1(866) 839-2594
Fax: (519) 767-3533
E-Mail: admit@homewood.org
Website: www.homewood.org

Guelph Adult Support Recovery – Secular (Can do a taper if their methadone doctor recommends it)
Stonehenge Therapeutic Community,
60 Westwood Rd.
Guelph, ON N1H 7X3
Phone: (519) 837-1470 ext. 226 (women’s program)
Phone: (519) 837-1470 ext. 227 (men’s program)
Fax: (519) 837-3232
E-Mail: info@stonehengetc.com
Website: www.stonehengetc.com

Hearst Adult Primary Treatment
Maison Renaissance
924 Halle Street
Hearst, ON P0L 1N0
Phone: (705) 362-4289
Toll-Free: 1(800) 766-0657
Fax: (705) 362-4289
E-Mail: Use form on the “admission” or “contact us” pages.
Website: www.maisonrenaissance.com

London Adult Support Recovery – Secular
Mission Services of London
Quintin Warner House
477 Queens Avenue
London, ON N6B 1Y3
Phone: (519) 434-8041
Fax: (519) 434-1669
E-Mail: qwhintake@missionservices.ca
Website: www.missionservices.ca

North Bay Adult Primary Treatment

North Bay General Hospital
Nipissing Detoxification and Substance Abuse Programs
A-120 King Street W
North Bay, ON P1B 5Z7
Phone: (705) 476-6240
Fax: (705) 476-6136
E-Mail: ndsapinfo@nbgh.on.ca
Website: North Bay Addiction Services

New Port Centre, Port Colborne General Hospital

260 Sugarloaf Street, Port Colborne, ON L3K 2N7

Phone: (905) 378-4647 ext. 32500 Fax: (905) 834-3002

E-Mail: NewPortAdmin@niagarahealth.on.ca

E-Mail: Roberta.tayti@niagarahealth.on.ca

Website: www.niagarahealth.on.ca/services/addiction-recovery


Simcoe Adult Primary Treatment

Norfolk General Hospital, Holmes House
394 West Street
Simcoe, ON N3Y 1T9

Phone: (519) 428-1911
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 999-4966 Fax: (519) 428-7756

Website: http://www.ngh.on.ca/services/detox.html


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