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Alcoholics Anonymous Website –If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, we can help.

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self- supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission

If you feel you have a problem with alcohol we strongly suggest you attend an “open meeting” of Alcoholics Anonymous in your area.  Remember there are a great many AA Group out there and not every AA Group will be appealing to the attendee so it’s important, that if you do feel you need to explore recovery, attend a variety of meetings hosted by a variety of different groups.  You will learn that the format for hosting an Open Discussion AA meeting is Universally the same.  You could attend a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous anywhere in Canada, the United States, Europe or Australia and generally the format will remain the same.  This is a program of recovery that started back in the 1935 and it has a proven track record.  There are other programs out there and we as an organization do not promote one over the other, however Alcoholic’s Anonymous has proven to be the one, that if the still suffering alcoholic, attends regularly, works the 12 steps to the best of his or her ability; has had the greatest success rate over the past 82 years.

The most important piece of literature to the recovering alcoholic is the book called “Alcoholics Anonymous” it is often and commonly referred to as “The Big Book”.  The “Big Book” first went to print in 1939 and provides the formula, detailing the program of recovery in the first 164 pages….this book has assisted millions of men and women worldwide to achieve and MAINTAIN sobriety.
 “Big Book” – “Alcoholics Anonymous” can be purchased in hard copy at most meetings, on line, or it can be read for free on-line by simply searching www.aa.org
Once you’ve entered this site you will be able to navigate through the various list of search engines, you will find the “Big Book” by simply clicking on “Big Book” or search AA Literature, find an AA Meeting near you with a locator and read the section providing general information about Alcoholic’s Anonymous.

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“Strength In Numbers”…
“L’Union fait la force”…

Questions about A.A.?  Contact Peter Foy,  who after serving over 28 years retired from a police service in Ontario .  In 1986 after many years of dealing with depression, PTSD and  alcohol abuse Peter became a member of A.A. and has been sober for over 29 plus years.  Peter would welcome your inquiries as to how A.A. works or how it can help you.  Phone Number: 519-951-1613  or Email: peter.manpol@gmail.com

DrugRehab.com Website – an organization that provides answers to the questions that people have about addiction and substance abuse.  Our website provides individuals with information to help them to overcome their illnesses, put addiction into the past, and to reclaim their lives.

It is strongly suggested that if you suffering in any way from the use and or dependency of alcohol, that you take a simple test.

This is not a foolproof test to determine if you an alcoholic but it is a good gauge and one that is used throughout North America (Endorsed by John Hopkins) in assisting men and women in recognizing that there may be a need to seek assistance in dealing with their alcohol consumption.

 

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The Habitude team sees addiction and mental health as a symptom; and only 50% of the problem. Our private inpatient addiction and mental health program are based in Hamilton, Ontario and outpatient wellness program based in Burlington, Ontario. Since 2005, we have consistently worked on utilizing best practices to support our male client's holistically using an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary team approach.

Our inpatient program has a maximum of 9 beds for men. We provide individualized thorough and ongoing assessments, and evidence based treatments according to the patients’ needs at each stage of recovery using a bio-psycho-social and spiritual model. Outpatient families can be supported in person in many locations across Canada, or virtually using a safe and secure platform.

Habitude’s integrated team consists of addiction medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, neuro-psychologists, registered psychotherapists, family therapists, grief therapists, social workers, withdrawal management specialists, certified addiction counselors, case managers, certified life and vocational coaches, nutritionists, certified auricular acupuncturists, registered massage therapists, along with certified fitness consultants, yoga, art and tai chi instructors.

We have recently incorporated two very special programs to our Dual Diagnosis Program

  1. “Dr. Phil’s – Path to Recovery” utilized cutting edge Virtual Reality (VR) technology to help individuals work through specific life scenarios. We are the chosen program in Canada and our clients have reported very positive feedback --see our partnership on Dr. Phil's website https://www.drphil.rehab/habitude
  2. Neurofeedback specifically tailored to the individual client, based on the results of brain mapping (qEEG) which identifies specific brain patterns ( strengths/weaknesses) which may benefit from modification, and from which treatment protocols are developed.

Our cutting edge and comprehensive program delivers the best evidence based program in Canada, while offering a very high return on investment for your organizations and employees. We are proud of our long term relationships with our First Responder alumni and meet regularly with them post treatment.

For additional information on our inpatient or outpatient programs, please contact me at the number below or visit our website at www.habitude.ca. to discuss the details of the program.

Tammy Francoeur

Co-Founder/Director of Peer Support
Habitude Wellness Programs
direct line: 905-869-4930
fax: 905-523-9006
toll-free 1-877-523-8369 ext 5

www.habitude.ca

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The Sobriety E-Book: Your Guide to a Better Life
https://www.drugrehab.com/sobriety
Downloadable sobriety guide compiled

Parker Ross
Outreach Specialist
DrugRehab.com
Email: pross@drugrehab.com

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