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Which drug rehabilitation program to choose from
There are many varied forms of drug rehabilitation programs available to suit a vast majority of people. It can become somewhat overwhelming when choosing a drug rehab center. This page is meant to give an outline of the most common types of drug treatment programs that are available in Canada.

Not all drug treatment center methods apply to everyone. Some programs will have better results when taking into account the needs, specific problems and the beliefs of the individual seeking drug treatment. There are however some drug addiction treatment programs that are known to give better results no matter what the issues mentioned above are.

The delivery of funded drug treatment services and systems in Canada is primarily the responsibility of provincial and territorial governments. In 2008, the Canadian government, as part of the Treatment Action Plan under the National Anti Drug Strategy, announced the Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP). The Canadian government provided $121 million over a period of five years to provincial and territorial governments to strengthen treatment systems and invest in early intervention treatment services for at-risk youth. In all a stagering  $578.6M. Although this enormous amount, the funded drug rehabilitation centers are full and have waiting lists that are sometimes as long as three months.

Below are the 13 most common drug addiction treatment options, there are many more therapies; these are just a few forms. Please keep in mind that the government funded drug addiction centers will not deliver all of these. If you need help in choosing which drug rehabilitation program is the right one for your needs please call us today.

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  • Detox program (regular)

  • Regular Detox is a method drug addiction treatment whereby the person will enter a live-in program to stop using their particular drug of choice. In most cases the person is interviewed daily to encourage and coax them as they go through their Detox. In many centers the person is also prescribed certain medications to assist in their treatment. This type of detox will normally take between 3 to 10 days.
  • Medical detox

  • In cases where the person has taken certain prescription drugs in combination with illicit drugs or alcohol over short or long periods may require 24-hour medical supervision to be weaned away from such lethal combinations before the rehabilitation program can start. It has much to do with the person’s physical condition. Such drugs as Methadone, “Benzo” type medications, Morphine, Oxycontin, Percocet and other pain suppressant drugs alone or in combination may require monitoring of Blood Pressure and Heart rate to avoid seizures and other complications. Often used for those persons with heavy or long-term alcohol abuse.Read more

  • Long term residential treatment

  • Many drug addiction treatment centers considered “long term” begin at 6-week and can go for as long as two years. Residential means the persons stays on the premises and offered a variety of options. The program will often include things like daily chores, or community atmospheres where each will contribute to the group. In another type there will be a curriculum much like school or college with things to do in the morning, afternoon and evening. A long term treatment program may include medical service advisors and psychological addiction counselors. Read more
  • Short term residential treatment

    When referring to short term normally the drug rehabilitation center in question is delivering a 14 to 45 day program. These are drug addiction treatment programs that deal with addiction in a variety of methodologies, including 12-step programs, nutritional programs, etc. Despite it being short term the person is still required to stay at the facility. Generally speaking all residential treatment programs will require a medical exam and assessment prior to inscription.
  • Day and night program

  • These drug treatment programs are not residential whereby the person is expected to come to meetings and/or substance abuse counseling sessions on a 5-day schedule or 5-evening schedule. This works well for those who cannot stop their job or if a person works the night shift the day program could be an option. Depending on the drug treatment facility the services delivered will vary and it is important you assess for yourself what you want to achieve in your recovery.
  • Outpatient programs / counseling

  • Outpatient is just that, the person is not required to stay at the facility where services are being delivered. The person can live at home but is required to show up at various counseling sessions. Normally these are government funded programs or private and can be of assistance to someone who may have a very hectic lifestyle and can only free up a few hours per week. A private addiction counselor normally is the person you meet with each week.
  • Twelve steps methods

    The twelve-step program is often employed by other facilities in their own drug rehabilitation program. It was originally put together by Alcoholics Anonymous in the mid 1930’s. The program has since been applied to other areas of addiction or compulsive behavior, such as drug addiction, gambling, eating, etc. Many facilities will use some form of 12-step with their own techniques of dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. The 12-step approach can be either in-patient or out-patient depending on the treatment center. Much of the philosophy of 12-step is based on reaching out to a higher power for strength to overcome one's addiction.
  • Bio-physical approach

    The Bio-physical approach to addiction is a natural addiction treatment program handling the condition by use of various natural supplements and exercise; the body is rebuilt to a healthier state. It can at time include a psychological or mental balance such as some yoga or meditative exercises to bring about a more relaxed state of mind to overcome addiction and is often drug free. That is: free of substitution drugs. Read more
  • Cognitive behavioral modification treatment (CBMT)

    This type of drug addiction treatment is used usually for those persons who have addiction and behavioral issues. If you suffer from addiction but also have a temper or incarceration patterns or any other unwanted behavior. These programs are set up to break the unwanted behavior through various baiting the person to create outbursts and then addressing these and can go as far as intimidation to modify the behavior.
  • Religious based treatment (RBT)

    In most cases where a religious based treatment is done the person is normally already religiously connected. It usually requires the study and/or practice of religious belief and doctrine. This type of treatment asks to put one’s faith in a higher power to overcome their dependency to either drugs or alcohol.
  • Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT)

    This cognitive method used to overcome substance abuse is base on changing the addictive personality’s habits through various exercises and educational means to get the addict to change his or her way of thinking and behaving about drugs or alcohol. This method can be done either residential or out-patient and can be government funded in some areas.
  • Art therapy

    This method to overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol uses the arts as a mean to express oneself. By using various mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. the person is permitted to express their emotions or hidden fears, anxieties, etc. replacing the use of drugs and/or alcohol to suppress their emotions. One should understand that no prior knowledge of the arts is required to do this type of program.
  • Massage therapy

  • In some cases the person is so stressed with anxiety and overwhelmed with worry that the only means to begin to handle their addiction is to get the person relaxed and at ease with themselves. Massage Therapy ia a drug rehabilitation program that can bring about a state of relaxation about one’s addiction so that proper address of the underlying problem to addiction can now begin.

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