BC Detox, Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Al-Anon & Family Support Resources in Interior BC

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Molly*, who lives in Nelson, has a brother, living in Golden, who is addicted to alcohol. Molly is looking for Al-Anon meetings and other support resources. She also wanted to know of similar resources in Golden for her parents. This link will take you to helpful information about family/friends and treatment and recovery for addicted loved ones: http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/family-addiction-help.html This is a list of printed resources on boundaries and enabling in families with addiction: Addictive Relationships: Reclaiming Your...

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Mutual Support Groups in Vancouver, BC

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Rachael, a professional, called us looking to get contacts from other agencies and meetings groups that are well attended so she can spread the word about her event. If you are also a professional looking for ideas on spreading awareness surrounding an addiction treatment service or advocacy event, this blog may be helpful. We suggest getting in touch with the Vancouver Intergroup Society to find out which Metro Vancouver meetings are attended most. They will have more information then we do. Since we provide information on a national level...

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Fraser Valley Health Authority Detox Units

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Blog, Opiate Addiction | 0 comments

The mother in this blog, Kelly*, was looking strictly for detox. She knew about the public detoxes in FVHA and said that she’d been using our site for weeks to find support resources for her son and herself. Her son, Adam*, remained sober for 8.5 months after treatment at Visionquest (a ministry of health facility). He has been using heroin and opiates for 10 years and has been in and out of residential treatment programs and jail for much of his young adult life. Kelly really wants to help get Adam sober so that she could help him...

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BC Alcohol Law Blog

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Alcohol Treatment, Blog | 0 comments

An article published in early June reflected findings from a CARBC study that Canadians lowball the amount of alcohol they consume by up to 75%. According to CARBC Director, Tim Stockwell, accurate data on alcohol consumption is needed in order to accurately assess disease and injury cause by the substance. Clearly, then, correct statistics are necessary for effective public policy on societal alcohol use. How does this new knowledge impact our impressions on the new changes to BC liquor laws? The recommended changes to BC’s liquor policies...

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Detox and Treatment for Multiple Addictions

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Alcohol Treatment, Blog, cocaine addiction, Methamphetamine Addiction | 0 comments

Doug* is Rebecca’s stepfather. He has been apart of her life for over 15 years. Doug in his own words always treated Rebecca* like his own daughter. He always wanted to help her or be there for her. She has always been a drinker according to him. According to Doug, Rebecca has estranged herself from the family. She’s always kept herself a minimum of arms length if not more from the family. They often go years without speaking to one another. This last bout lasted about 8ish years. When Rebecca moved to Victoria, she drank heavily....

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The Struggle with Enforcing Addiction Treatment

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Kristina lives in Surrey, BC and called us looking for a residential program to satisfy school requirements to show she is not an alcoholic. However, Kristina did not want to go to treatment and was only doing this for external reasons (e.g. the school told her to). She said she didn’t really have money to pay for treatment and that she didn’t want to go onto welfare to have the government pay for it fully. She’s been trying to do it herself for 6 weeks, but doesn’t have much longer to get into a treatment program before she...

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Sober Living Programs in Vancouver, BC

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Luke has been struggling with substance dependence off and on. He is currently sober and living in a Salvation Army shelter in Langley, BC. He no longer wants to be there anymore because he said he’s ready to try to move forward with his life. He contacted us for help getting into both treatment and sober living. Our first suggestion was a program for men in Abbotsford called Kinghaven Treatment Centre, which has three options for treatment: a 70-day primary program, 90+ sober support recovery, and sober/staged living. We also suggested the...

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Alcohol Treatment near Vancouver, BC

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Alcohol Treatment, Blog | 0 comments

Mitch called us looking for private treatment programs that will help him give up alcohol completely. Here are some options we thought would work best for him: 12 STEP PROGRAMS with a HOLISTIC MODEL Orchard Recovery and Treatment Center Bowen Island, BC (off coast of Vancouver) $14,000+tax for 28-day program. An established, well-respected treatment program. Medical professionals on-site. Programs range up to 90 days. The receptionists are great to talk to and find out basic details. You can make contact by using either of the two telephone...

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Methadone Withdrawal Units in BC

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Blog, Methadone Maintenance, Opiate Addiction | 0 comments

For someone living with chronic pain there is nothing worse than finding out your have now become completely dependent on your opiate-based prescriptions. Your body has become tolerant to the drugs and you find yourself constantly increasing your medication just keep your pain tolerable or your withdrawal symptoms away. Your doctor who is supposed to be monitoring you just keeps writing you the scripts for more, stronger drugs rather than suggesting it’s time to wean you off these medications and send you to holistic or non-narcotic pain...

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Treatment for Opiate Addiction and Methadone Maintenance

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Methadone Maintenance, Opiate Addiction | 0 comments

25-year-old BC resident, Sean, is struggling to find public residential treatment for his addiction to opiates and dependency on methadone. We provided Sean with the resources to go to his local assessment office after he had called the three residential treatment programs most effective for him (see below) since there are no public adult treatment units offered by the Northern Health Authority (NHA). Because of where he lives, Sean will likely get referred to another health authority or province for treatment. Sean doesn’t want to be...

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