Addiction Resource


Treatments start with detox, which is the process of supporting a person who has stopped using alcohol or drugs and is experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Detoxing can be both dangerous and uncomfortable, but with the appropriate medical supervision and medication assisted therapy (MAT) both the danger and the discomfort can be minimized.

After a person has stopped using alcohol or drugs, a combination of evidence-based therapeutic modalities can be used to help develop skills and strategies to prevent relapse. These include cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.