Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada: Information Guide on Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Use

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

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.

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