Quick Tips

Waiting List Tips

By Michael Leach – September 15, 2023

Most treatment centers in Canada are free, but unfortunately, there can be a long waiting list. Here are some tips to navigate the time you have between arranging treatment and being admitted.

  • Do not stop using drugs and alcohol without consulting with a medical professional. Some withdrawal symptoms can be fatal.
  • Try your best to stay busy, and try to enlist the support of a close friend.
  • Stay in contact with the treatment facility because beds can open up faster than expected.
  • Do not lose hope, and remember why you sought out rehab.
  • Attend meetings or groups to stay encouraged to begin recovery.

Michael Leach - Author

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with close to 10 years of experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery