Do not waste time
Finding a center quickly can literally make the difference between life and death. If you or your loved are thinking about getting help do not wait. Start looking for a center immediately.
Do not get discouraged
Since many drug rehab in Canada are free there is usually a waiting list to receive treatment. Do not let having to wait for treatment discourage you from attending. In many cases the waiting time given can be shorter than the original estimation. Remember why you are seeking help and stay motivated.
Finding a treatment that fits your needs is vital, so it’s important the center you’re in touch with knows the severity of your drug use. Sometimes someone struggling with drug use can be ashamed and hide how much they are using. During the admission process this should be avoided to ensure you receive the best treatment.
Look at multiple options
It is always a good idea to call multiple centers when looking for a drug rehab. It’s possible you will find placement on the first center you reach but if not, or you get put on a waiting list, don’t stop. It is always good to get put on multiple waiting list, so you have a better chance of getting into treatment faster.
I know from experience that getting help with drug use can be an emotional process, but it is good to remember that you are handling something that is going to change your life. Keep this in mind if things get overwhelming and always reach out to close friends and family for additional support.