Opioid/Heroin Addiction Detox & Treatment
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:
City of Hamilton, Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Services
3rd Floor 21 Hunter Street E Hamilton, ON L8N 1M2
Phone: (905) 546-3606 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Website: North Bay Addiction Services
New Port Centre, Port Colborne General Hospital
260 Sugarloaf Street, Port Colborne, ON L3K 2N7
Simcoe Adult Primary Treatment
Norfolk General Hospital, Holmes House 394 West Street Simcoe, ON N3Y 1T9