Drug rehab group in Canada

Waiting List Tips

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: Michael Leach

Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) with close to a decade of experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with a degree in Employment Management and Labor Relations. Michael started his career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), where he worked at a drug and alcohol rehab in Louisiana. As a Withdrawal Specialist, he worked one-on-one with individuals coming off drugs and alcohol. He helped them get through drug withdrawal, which is one of the most challenging parts of the drug rehab process. Michael had his own struggles with substance use, so he was able to connect with his clients. His shared experience allowed him to communicate effectively and encourage the individuals he worked with. After two years of working directly with patients, Michael took on an administrative role and became the Director of Rehabilitation of the New Life Retreat Treatment Center in Louisiana. During his time there, he learned under the Board-Certified Addictionologist, Dr. Rohit Adi. Michael was responsible for overseeing treatment plans, ensuring the facility was properly staffed, and communicating with the client's family. He learned what goes into running an effective drug and alcohol...

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