About Addiction

About Addictions

People sometimes find themselves relying to an unhealthy degree on substances to manage the anxiety, sleeplessness, and other symptoms associated with occupational stress injuries. And sometimes they’re not the ones who identify that they’ve got problems—it’s the people around them who start to suffer. We encourage you to explore your use of substances using these resources.

Alcohol Addiction - Alcoholics Anonymous

What is A.A?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. A.A.’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Ready for your first meeting?

Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, income, or profession. You don’t have to pay anything to attend. You can just sit and listen and learn more about recovery, or you can share about your situation. It’s completely up to you.

To get more information or to find a location near you, visit their website by clicking on the link below.

Information for Mental Health and Addition Services in Canada


Discover Mental Health, Addiction and Problems Gambling Services

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling by connecting them with services in their area. They are funded by the Government of Ontario.

This is a free and confidential service.

EHN Canada

Canada’s Premier Evidence-Based Recovery Network

Edgewood Health Network Canada specializes in treating all types of addictions and related mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, and eating disorders.

Nationwide network for accessible care where you need it as well as customized care plans that fit your unique needs.

Homewood Health Centre

Located in Guelph, Ontario, the Homewood Health Centre is one of the largest mental health and addiction facilities in Canada

OSI-CAN has now expanded into covering four provinces: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia!

​OSI-CAN offers Peer Support Groups (facilitated by members with lived experience), Family Support Groups, assistance with service dog acquisition and equine therapy programs. Our support groups provide a free, safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment where we can talk openly about mental health. To get help from OSI-CAN, no formal diagnosis or referral is required!

The Stable Ground

The Stable Grounds Inc. offers a unique range of therapeutic options for first responders and public safety personnel who are suffering from post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI), anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and more. The Stable Grounds Inc. is an industry leader in providing therapy programs specifically for first responders and public safety personnel.

Their interdisciplinary team is always working to make their treatment programs productive. They operate in a collaborative global market with other healthcare professionals, which opens their doors to new ways to effectively take care of their guests.

They offer a Clinical Residential and Day Programs.


Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres offer specialized addiction treatment and rehabilitation for Military Personnel and First Responders and are uniquely qualified to provide the best possible care them

Their highly-qualified clinicians are experts in treating addiction alongside the types of concurrent mental health disorders that often affect First Responders or Military Personnel, including PTSD, anxiety and depression.

They provide the type of safe, controlled environment that is essential in treating clients with concurrent disorders. Clients can engage with others who have had similar experiences and face similar challenges.
This kind of understanding, compassionate environment is an essential aspect of their treatment protocol.

Cree Nations Treatment Haven

The Haven can accommodate up to 22 in-patients at one time, is accredited through Accreditation Canada and is staffed by qualified and trained alcohol and drug abuse counsellors.

They invite individuals on a personal journey to rediscover life, free from alcohol, drugs, and other addictive, compulsive behaviours. They offer a variety of different programming, including Residential Inpatient, as well as the Matrix and Opioid Treatment Outpatient Programs.

The goal of the 35 Day Residential Program is to provide the best possible alcohol and drug addiction treatment services to First Nations and Non-First Nations men and women from Saskatchewan and across Canada.


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.