Deciding to get help for an addiction to alcohol or other drugs can be one of the most important decisions of your life. It is important to know that when people struggling with addiction get the help they need, recovery is achievable and sustainable. Like other chronic health conditions, addiction requires care and support, so it is critical that you seek help from a professional with skills and expertise in treating addiction.
This guide provides information about the different treatment options that are available in Canada and important questions you should ask when talking to an addiction or healthcare provider or considering a treatment program. This guide does not provide all the answers as to what is best for you, there are many journeys to recovery and these journeys are individual. What works for one person may not work for another. The key is to ask the right questions when you are seeking services and supports so that you are able to make the choices and decisions that are best for you.
This guide is a starting point for your individual journey. See page 12 for a list of websites and contact information when you are ready to find out more information about treatment options in your province or territory. This guide does not take the place of advice from an addiction or healthcare provider. If you are in an immediate crisis or danger, please call 9-1-1. See next page for a list of crisis and help lines in your province or territory.