Alcohol Rehab Ontario
In Canada studies have been conducted by CCSA, The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, which relay the following rather alarming facts regarding addiction to drugs or alcohol. Approximately 203,000 or 2.1% of Ontarians are binge drinkers, who regularly consume a harmful amount of alcohol and are dependant on alcohol. The same studies indicate that 0.5% or approximately 53,000 Ontarians are dependant on illicit drugs.
Intervention Services in Ontario
In Ontario someone in need of immediate help with his/her addiction can be admitted to a local area detox facility with as little as a one or two day waiting period. This stay usually lasts between three and seven days. This solution only provides up to a one week’s reprieve from a life long problem. In order to be admitted to one of the government sponsored 30 day residential programs one must first appear in person to have an assessment done and then be recommended to one of the facilities where there is an average of a two to four week waiting list, and one must have been abstinent from all drugs and alcohol for at least one week to be admitted.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Ontario
If one were in need of residential aftercare following the completion of drug rehab and alcohol treatment in Ontario he/she could be admitted to a halfway house or Salvation Army program in as little as one to two weeks but these are not rehabilitation programs. Rather, it is a sober living environment that has certain requirements: its occupants must be sober and attend alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous meetings and undergo other types of ongoing therapy as well as seek out employment. It is a reintegration program rather than a rehabilitative program in a controlled environment.
In summary, there are approximately 256,000 Ontarians are in need of detoxification, intervention, and drug rehab or alcohol rehab programs, coupled with ongoing after care. There are a total of 34 Detox facilities and an additional 116 residential facilities each of which can accommodate approximately 40 addicts bringing the total number of available Government funded beds to approximately 6,000 to be shared amongst the 256,000 that need treatment. Of the 167 facilities located in Manitoba 167 are out patient programs that offer very little support to alcoholics and addicts.
All statistical info can be researched at www.ccsa.ca/CCSA/EN/Statistics/GeneralHealthAndAddictionsStatistics.htm