Are you looking for a drug rehab or alcohol addiction treatment centre in Saskatoon Saskatchewan? Choosing a drug rehabilitation and treatment program is a difficult and often daunting task. Our drug rehab referral service is designed to assist you in finding the best treatment possible for your individual situation. Canadian Drug Rehab offers you free treatment program information for treatment and recovery of drug and alcohol addictions in Saskatoon. If you or someone you know requires help with an alcohol or drug addiction problem, and is looking for help, please call us TODAY!
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There are an estimated 10.2 million illicit drug users in Canada and that number does not count those who abuse or are addicted prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, alcohol or other substances.
Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. Medline’s medical encyclopedia defines drug abuse as the use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or in a manner or in quantities other than directed.For immediate call back in Saskatoon Saskatchewan please use the form below.
Saskatoon Health Region is responsible for services ranging from hospital and long-term care to home care, public health and community care services. It serves approximately 300,000 residents in more than 100 cities, towns, rural municipalities and First Nations.
Generally, when most people talk about substance abuse, they are referring to the use of illegal drugs. But the broad range of substance abuse in today’s society is not that simple. There are substances that can be abused for their mood-altering effects that are not drugs at all – inhalants and solvents – and there are drugs that can be abused that have few mood-altering or intoxication properties such as anabolic steroids.
The abuse of prescription and illicit drugs is a major problem in this province. There are many different ways to treat drug abuse, but they involve one basic principle: discontinue the use of the drug. For those drugs such as the depressants that are associated with a strong physical addiction, and therefore withdrawal, the drugs should not be stopped all at once. When alcohol is the abused drug, other drugs such as Librium, Valium, and Ativan are used to slowly decrease alcohol intake in individuals who have been using alcohol for a number of years.
Premier Lorne Calvert today announced his Project Hope, a new three-year plan to prevent and treat substance abuse. The government is committing $10 million of new annual funding for the plan, based on recommendations contained in the report Healthy Choices in a Healthy Community by Legislative Secretary on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Graham Addley.
The investment will amount to approximately $900,000 in capital construction and $1.8 million annual operational expenditures.
Also of note, Saskatoon’s needle exchange program gave out 1.2 million needles last year, but almost 90 per cent of them were returned. The number of needles given out in Saskatoon is climbing by about 10 per cent a year.
Canadian Drug Rehab is a free drug treatment referral program in designed to help the addict and their families find a drug addiction treatment centre or alcohol addiction treatment centre in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.