Public Addiction Treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Resources
There are four provincial health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to access addiction treatment in Newfoundland, you must determine if you are located in the Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, or Labrador-Grenfell Health region. The health authorities offer services for both substance use and process addictions like gambling, as well as services for those who are using and those who are affected by a loved one’s use. Newfoundland offers outpatient counseling, early intervention for youth, adult residential treatment, detox, opioid treatment, and crisis support.
Outpatient Addiction Treatment in Newfoundland
The province has 26 outpatient offices that offer counseling in individual, family, or group formats, as well as other outreach services. Most of these offices will not require a referral to attend, and once there you will be assessed so a treatment plan can be made. From there, the office may give you referrals to other clinics or specialists.
Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment
The Humberwood Treatment Centre is part of Western Health and is located in Corner Brook. It runs a three-week program for both men and women over 19 years of age. The program includes group and private counseling, education sessions, and leisure therapy. Upon completion of the treatment program, clients are able to access after-care through outpatient offices to help them stay on track. To attend this program you must be referred by an addictions counselor or another professional who can provide a treatment assessment.
Youth Drug and Alcohol Treatment
For youth aged 12 – 18, the Rowan Centre offers day treatment to help with both substance and process addictions. The Centre is in St. John’s and run by Eastern Health. Approximately ten youth are in the program at any one time and the programs run for three to four months. Following the program attendees will also have access to after-care services.
Detox and Opioid Treatment
Also in St. John’s is The Recovery Centre which is a public non-medical detox. Men and women over 16 can access the services there which include outpatient services. Unfortunately, if you require medically supervised detox you must go to a hospital. If you are looking for opioid specific treatment and want to be on a methadone maintenance treatment plan, the Opioid Treatment Centre is in St. John’s and is also provided by Eastern Health.
Due to the small population size yet large land area, addiction treatment in Newfoundland is not at the same level as some of the other provinces. If you are struggling to find drug rehab and/or alcohol treatment programs in Newfoundland and Labrador, navigate your options contact our specialist for assistance.
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